TCBL_2017 – 20-21 June

We attended the yearly conference of TCBL, organised as a two-day event, 20-21 June, 2017 at the Gazi Technopolis in Athens, an ex-gas works transformed into a cultural innovation and meeting centre.

TCBL-2017

TCBL-2017-neon

The neon logo icon at #TCBL_2017

 

#TCBL_2017 was articulated in nine different formats, to find out how the textiles and clothing sector is responding to major change.

Event Modules

talk2the conference-style module with keynote speaker presentations and round table discussions.
live2a TED© style series of provocative, live presentations about general trends and issues shaping our future, where world class thinkers presented the latest scientific discoveries and reflections about where we’re going.
jam2a series of interactive workshops exploring different dimensions of business model innovation. TCBL Labs and Enterprises exchanged perspectives on Design, Making and Place Labs. This year, TCBL_Jam also included a Hack session for those interested in the workings of the TCBL Open Platform. The JAM SESSION ONE included the presentations of the REDU Place Lab and, also, the Reginnova NE as a new partner joining the TCBL consortium.
next2the welcoming ceremony for the new community members: Associate Labs, Associate Enterprises, Associate Advisors and Associate Service Providers.
meet2an opportunity for out-of-town T&C Enterprises to meet up with businesses in the Athens area
news2gave an update on developments in the TCBL project. This year, it was focused on the six Business Cases and their benefits to participating TCBL Associates
work2allowed the interaction with local artisans in textiles and clothing. This year the focus was on silk, and is organised by the Athens Silk Museum.
look2an yearly update on fashion design from the TCBL community. No catwalks, but videos and exhibits showed what local creatives are producing.
local2visiting the production facilities in the surrounding area where fibres, textiles, and clothing are born and made.

The conference web pages at http://tcbl.eu/tcbl-2017 contain links to the Powerpoint presentations for each of the sessions, and also contain links to the videos of each presentation. The videos are also uploaded to the TCBL YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZcpRQi7vjIxuq50a-8KOxA

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