Asymconf California

Asymconf California is the second[1] in the series and will expand in scope and intensity relative to the first event in Amsterdam. Attendees will be treated to an engaging, participatory experience. Using the case method to teach (and learn), we will look at the state, history and future of innovation as seen from a Californian perspective.

There will be four themes:

  • Being Back. How California came to disrupt and be disrupted.
  • It’s always sunny. Californians invented the concept of lifestyle. Did they also invent the concept of business style?
  • Going West. The role of frontiers (geographic, conceptual and societal) in the creation of wealth. Escaping the zero-sum trap.
  • North vs. South (California.) A modern civil war.

Distinguished guests will be invited to act as presenters and panel members.

Asymconf California will take place January 30, 2013[2] at the IBM Almaden Research Center near San Jose, California.

Two workshops are also planned. Read more and register at

  1. You can purchase the proceedings from Asymconf Amsterdam.
  2. The day before Macworld/iWorld in San Francisco. Transportation will be arranged from SF.
  • MOD

    I’ll be there.

  • Razvan

    I love the California theme! I participated in the first Asymconf in Amsterdam and enjoyed every moment of it, so I’m considering flying to California in January.

    As a side note, great artists steal right, Sir? 🙂

    • That is said to be a Jobsian phrase, but from Wikiquote: “Jobs, but he is (mis)quoting Pablo Picasso. “Lesser artists borrow; great artists steal” is similarly attributed to Igor Stravinsky, but both sayings may well originate in T. S. Eliot’s dictum: “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn.”

    • Ultimately it comes down to taste.

  • vatdoro

    I love the video. Great work!

  • Jon

    is there a limited number of tickets available?

    • “Space is limited as 200 tickets will be made available and only 30 tickets are available for each of the workshops.”

  • Allison

    So how do we take advantage of the Transportation that will be arranged from SF?