MLOVE 2011 Open for Business

The MLOVE ConFestival 2011, hosted south of Berlin from 29 June to 2 July, has announced its first raft of speakers, and opened its doors for registration. The event will focus on innovative mobile opportunities for brands, entertainment and advertising, and the impact of mobile as a social catalyst for positive change.

Following last year’s inaugural, slightly wacky event, MLOVE has been dubbed a TED for Mobile, with an engaging and inspiring format in the setting of a 18th century castle in the former Eastern Germany.

The initial speaker line-up includes Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle of Angry Bird app developer Rovio; Adele Waugaman, senior director, Technology Partnership at the United Nations Foundation; Russell Buckley, ex-AdMob and now CMO at Eagle Eye Solutions; and Jonathan MacDonald, founder of Every Single One of Us and co-founder of This Fluid World. Kei Shimada of Tokyo-based Infinita, will highlight the advanced mobile society in Japan with the support of Asics and Dentsu.

Additional participating speakers and companies include Google, Alcatel Lucent, Microsoft, Smaato, T-Mobile, Flirtomatic, MobiWire and the GRAMMY Awards.
Also, for the first time, MLOVE Teen Camp will invite 20 teenagers aged 15-18 to participate in an education and research program including a live teen panel on the MLOVE stage.

“Not only the speakers list but all participants will make sure that MLOVE ConFestival 2011 will again be an event to remember,” says Harald Neidhardt, founder of MLOVE and chairman of the advisory board. “We are convinced this is the most inspiring event about the future of mobile and social change.”

You can get more information about the event, and register to attend, here.