We are so happy that Gloria has generously accepted to be one of our Keynote speakers at Next Library 2019. Glòria Pérez-Salmerón is currently President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) 2017-2019 and senior consultant at Libraries Department at Diputació de Barcelona Glòria is totally convinced about a real social change throughout meaningful access to information via libraries is possible and that libraries are a social investment. Therefore, her theme as IFLA President, “Libraries motors of change” is in itself a statement of how well libraries can help in developing an improving life of individuals and communities.
We are thrilled to announce our second keynote speaker: Martin Brynskov, chair of the global Open and Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC). Martin has been a long-term partner and inspiration for the libraries in Aarhus and he will join us at Next Library to talk about Smart Cities. Martin Brynskov is chair of the global Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC), which encompasses more than 100 cities from 24 countries. He is a global expert, speaker and advisor on IoT and smart cities with a human-centric focus.
We are excited to announce our 3rd keynote speaker: Herman Wasserman. He is Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The keynote at Next Library will be about: Deepening data democracy: potential and pitfalls.
Christopher Breedlove from the Burning Man Project
We are incredibly thrilled to announce our final keynote speaker, Christopher Breedlove from the Burning Man Project.
As Head of Burners Without Borders, Christopher supports volunteer-driven community leadership work, whose goal is to unlock the innate skills of local communities to solve problems that bring about meaningful change. Supporting citizen-led civic engagement solutions and community resiliency projects around the world, BWB is known for bringing unbridled creativity to every project. BWB believes that people have the inherent capacity to solve their own problems and that social transformation is within reach of all communities- when connected with the right tools, education and resources.
Louise Bernard, Obama Foundation
We are incredibly excited to announce one of our keynote speakers as Louise Bernard, Obama Foundation.
The keynote presentation will be followed by a panel discussion between Louise Bernard and Mary Ellen Messner, First Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Public Libraries. Moderator: Marie Østergård, Director of Aarhus Public Libraries.
Louise Bernard is the founding Director of the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center, Obama Foundation
She was formerly Director of Exhibitions at the New York Public Library. As a Senior Content Developer and Interpretive Planner in the New York office of the museum design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates, she worked on the design team that developed the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, along with other international projects.