Bring the kids to SotN14, we’ll take care of them!

laby-210Come to SotN14 with the kids, we’ll take care of them. Thanks to Laby coworking&life, State of the Net offers a free child care service during both conference days on friday June 13th and saturday June 14th. Don’t miss the opportunity to share a weekend in Trieste with your family.

Who: children from 3 to 10 years old (max 20 kids at a time)

When: June 13th and 14th, during the conference (max 4 hours in a row, please note that no meals or snacks will be given)

Where: in a guarded and dedicated space next to the plenary room at Molo 4

What: entertainment and games with professional educators (special contents: Internet with Dina, tricks and games to learn safe Internet use; Memomu, interactive music game)

Cost: the cokids service is free, offered to you by Laby coworking&life and State of the Net

Registration: to be sure to benefit from the cokids service, please consider to book in advance.

If you need more specific information, don’t hesitate to ask Chiara Gily (

Dave Winer at State of the Net 2014 (registration is now open)

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Dave Winer, the father of modern-day content distribution, will be speaking at State of the Net 2014 next June 12-14 in Trieste. American software developer and entrepreneur, Dave is a pioneer of the development of weblogs, Rss syndication, podcasting, outlining, content management systems and web services. Acclaimed by the New York Times as «the protoblogger», he wrote the fist blogging software and in 1997 bootstrapped the blogging revolution with his Scripting News. He founded the software companies Living Videotext, Userland Software and Small Pictures. Prolific writer, former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School and New York University, he is considered one of most influential voices in the web industry in the United States.

Winer is just the first of a long list of SotN’ speakers that we’re looking forward to introducing to you in the next weeks. Come and join us this June at Molo 4, our beautiful location on the city shores of Trieste.

Smart Life

Our main theme this year will be Smart Life. Some think that if there ever was one, the age of abundance is over. We must make the best of what we have, leveraging the abundance of the digital world to challenge the scarcity of the analog one. The Internet is where and how we can win this bet. Our world is changing and evolving in ways we have never experienced before. You can print a replacement part for your washing machine at home with your 3D printer. You can jump in a car anywhere in the city and drop it off wherever you need. You can use an app to learn how to write software, make sourdough bread or meditate. Come and share your experiences at State of the Net.

Register today

And yes:  the – free, but still required – registration to State of the Net 2014 is now open (and we use Eventbrite, this year). Spread the word to your friends and colleagues and plan today your late spring long weekend in Trieste.

It will be the best SotN show you’ve ever seen.

AREA Science Park partners with SOTN 2014

As part of the conference, the Trieste science park organizes a match-making event with ICT researchers and entrepreneurs

Trieste, 26 February – The State of the Net international conference and Trieste’s AREA Science Park signed a partnership for the 2014 conference that will be held in Trieste from 12 to 14 June.

State of the Net, whose fourth edition aims to broaden the event’s international scope, will host on 12 June “ICT4inclusion”, a brokerage event promoted by AREA Science Park in its capacity as a partner of the Enterprise Europe Network.

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Mafe De Baggis and Massimo Russo join our steering committee

Good news today! We are thrilled to welcome Mafe De Baggis and Massimo Russo in our steering committee. Both are long-time friends and collegues, already part of the big SotN’s community. Now they have accepted our invitation to join the close-knit group of brilliant minds that helps us in setting the main themes of the conference and developing our projects. Euan Semple, Luca De Biase, Gigi Tagliapietra, Adriana Lukas, Marco Massarotto, Antonella Napolitano and Daniele Chieffi are already part of the band.

Mafe De Baggis has been one of the first advisors in Italy for companies and leaders dealing with the Internet. She is the author of Le tribù di Internet, the first italian book about online communities, and World Wide We. She was on stage at SotN 2008, when she opened and moderated the debate about digital marketing and  the new relationship between companies and customers.

Massimo Russo is the editor in chief of Wired Italy, after a long career as digital content director, online journalist and reporter at L’Espresso and La Repubblica. Together with Vittorio Zambardino, Massimo wrote Eretici digitali, a manifesto and a book on journalism in the digital age.

The steering committee will meet in the next few weeks in Trieste. As previously announced, State of the Net 2014 will be held on June 12-14. The main theme  for this year’s conference is smartness: how to be smart, this time for real. Stay tuned for updates!

Announcing State of the Net 2014

We have almost reached the end of the year and we are very happy to give you some updates about State of the Net.

2013 has been a challenging and great year for us. Quite complex, in fact, but after all complexity has been our main theme this year. We are incredibly proud of the success of the conference we held in June in Trieste, with so many friends and such inspiring talks and thoughts. We are also quite happy with the start up of our new workshops activity, with which we bring ideas and inspirations from the conference right inside companies to help them better understanding the web and social media.

But it has also been a sad year: on October 13 we lost a true friend, Marco Zamperini, since the very beginning a member of our steering committee, a prestigious speaker at the conference and a huge supporter of our project. Marco’s legacy will inspire us, will help us to change things, to push forward even harder. Yet we don’t think that we will ever stop missing him.

Today we are happy and proud to announce that State of the Net 2014 will be held again in our beautiful Trieste on June 12-14. As you can see, we added a day to our traditional two-days format: June 12th will offer an intriguing preview, at which we are already working with some new partners. Stay tuned for updates in the next few weeks.

2014 will be the “Smart” Year. We are working on the conference programme: it is still too soon to unveil our ideas, but we can tell you that our current working title is “How to be Smart. For Real”. We all hear too often about smart cities, smart communities, our inseparable smart phones, smart moving, smart politics, smart food. We want to extend this concept to the whole society, while facing the biggest and scariest transformation since industrialization: there must be a different way of thinking, of doing things, more efficient, quicker. The sooner we get this, the better we will be.

As you may have noticed, we have a brand new website now fully in english. While we will always build our projects on our strong italian roots, we do want State of the Net to become a truly international event, we believe that this can be relevant, especially for our country, especially today.

In keeping up with traditions, State of the Net will still be a free admission conference. This means we rely on our partners to bring you the best speakers, a great location, a brilliant organizing team. Registration will open soon. If you are interested in joining State of the Net as a partner, please do contact us and become part of the best event on the internet in Italy.

We wish you a very Smart 2014!

Beniamino Pagliaro, Paolo Valdemarin, Sergio Maistrello

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