What is me Convention?
The first me Convention will take place in Frankfurt am Main from 15 to 17 September 2017. In cooperation with SXSW, Mercedes-Benz will bring together some of the world's leading thinkers from the creative, design and technology industries in Festhalle Frankfurt. There will be panel sessions, inspiring keynote speeches, workshops and art installations, leading an intensive dialogue about the future.
The festival character of me Convention will also become clear through the great programme of evening events to be held throughout Frankfurt's hip Bahnhofsviertel district. The partnership with the established conference and festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), is unique. Each spring the movers and shakers of the interactive, film and music industries come together for SXSW in the city of Austin, Texas. This March this year Daimler's CEO, Dr Dieter Zetsche, sat on various podiums at SXSW 2017 - which is where he also announced the premiere of me Convention in Frankfurt. With me Convention, SXSW together with Mercedes-Benz have developed a completely new and unique format.
The speakers on board
The Test Devices
The Pins Collective - The Digital Pin
Remember pins on the jeans jacket in the 80ies? The Pin One is the digital revival of the wearable art form. You can choose any picture, text or animation (GIFs) in the Pin smartphone app. Via a Bluetooth connection the artworks are transmitted onto the Pin. Switching between different artworks requires only a few swipes. Pin ONE was born 2014 in Stockholm out of an idea of bringing online creative work into the physical space and the ability to wear it as a part of one's daily outfit. The first version was funded via Kickstarter. On the Lufthansa FlyingLab me Convention all speakers and team members will wear Pins.
Sleep better with the Sleep Sheperd Blue
The Sleep Shepherd Blue is a comfortable, adjustable headband containing speakers and EEG sensors. The wearable optimizes your sleep patterns with a biofeedback system using binaural beats and EEG measurements. When you first go to bed, your brain rate is ~50 Hz. In order to fall asleep, your brain rate needs to drop to ~10 Hz. Simply put, the Sleep Shepherd utilizes EEG sleep monitoring and specialized binaural beats to slow your brain rate from an awake state to a sleeping state. The binaural beats are two tones, played into each ear. Each tone is set to a very precise, but different, frequency. When these tones cross in your brain, your brain deciphers the different and adapts to them. This allows you to intentionally lower your brain rate. The Sleep Shepherd Blue gives you a deeper and more relaxing sleep. Try it out yourself on flight LH 455.
WT | Wearable Technologies is the official partner for curating wearables for the Lufthansa FlyingLab.
WT | Wearable Technologies is the pioneer and worldwide leading innovation and market development platform for technologies worn close to the body, on the body or even in the body.
Since 2006, the platform has successfully established an ecosystem of more than 30,000 companies. The WT | Wearable Technologies Conferences in San Francisco, Munich, Hong Kong, Bangalore and Sydney are the world's hot spots for the wearable industry. www.wearable-technologies.com
What is a Lufthansa FlyingLab?
The FlyingLab is Lufthansa's open innovation platform. Together with guests and partners, the airline is making the influence of digitalisation on all walks of life visible and tangible. The respective topics come from the categories of technology, zeitgeist and sustainability. FlyingLabs take place on board scheduled flights in particular, as well as in airport lounges, at conventions and at trade fairs.
FlyingLabs above the clouds consist of two parts: live presentations and product tests. Selected experts give exclusive insights into their subjects. At the same time, participants use the time on board to try out innovative wearables. Each FlyingLab is matched thematically to the flight destination or to an event at the destination. People travelling to the same destination often share similar interests. In a FlyingLab you can expand your network.