One Week to Go: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About “Unconference” 2050

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2:30 AM HKT, Sat May 19, 2018 2 mins read

A bold new event entitled 2050 is bringing together some of the brightest minds from across China and beyond for a weekend of activities, discussions, and parties in Hangzhou next week — and RADII is a part of it.

WHAT IS 2050?

The 2050 Conference is a voluntary organization initiated by Dr Jian Wang, chairman of the Technology Steering Committee at Alibaba Group Holding Limited. The aim is “to make the world pay more attention to young people’s innovations. Young people’s views on the future may impact the world greatly by 2050. So it is exciting to see what happens when 20,000 young people who love science and technology gather together.”

Click here to register for RADII at 2050.


Held at Hangzhou’s Cloud Town, 2050 will feature parties, sports, camping, AI vs human competitions, gigs, speaker sessions, and lots more. Issues up for discussion range from driverless cars and flying transportation, to “how technology can create greater gender equality” and a “blockchain stand up show”. There’ll be an “exploration space”, “camping under the stars”, and an array of social events and activities.

You can find the full run down of events on the official 2050 website here.

RADII will be an active participant at 2050, hosting our very own INNER CIRCLE Reunion event and our inaugural FUTURE OF X speaker forums, dedicated to delving into the trends and phenomena that are transforming life and society in China today.

Our weekend of programming will feature keynote speeches from M WOODS co-founder and post-internet generation art collector Michael Xufu Huang on THE FUTURE OF CULTURE IN THE DIGITAL AGE, two-time Grammy Award winning musician Dana Leong on THE FUTURE OF MUSIC, and co-founder of Light Chaser Animation Studios (dubbed the “Pixar of China”) Yu Zhou on THE FUTURE OF “MADE IN CHINA”.

We’ll also be holding an expert panel discussion on THE FUTURE OF CONSUMPTION, with Adam Chen (Founder/CEO of CREATEC and Chairman of Shanghai Creative Collective), Emily Cheng (Founder of STW赏游 Platform/Culture & Heritage Columnist for China Advertising 中国广告), Zak Manion (Innovation & Analytics Associate Director at ABInBev) and Adrian Lai (Founder of social e-commerce platform Yumi), moderated by Brandnographer founder Ruby Chui.

To kick off the weekend, RADII, Brandnographer, AGLA and Shanghai Creative Collective will host a social event — 2050 INNER CIRCLE — on Friday, May 25th, bringing together our speakers and thought leaders from each of our organizations for drinks, networking, and good times, followed by a conference-wide party featuring music by DJ TOY.


All participants for our FUTURE OF X events and for the INNER CIRCLE Reunion will need to purchase tickets for 2050, but register through us by either clicking that link or scanning the QR code here and we’ll send you a 50% off ticket link.

Click here to register for RADII at 2050.

General entry tickets for the whole of 2050 are priced at 660RMB, or 330RMB for students.


Cloud Town can be found at number 7 Shanjing Lu, Hangzhou (云栖小镇山景路7号).

Buses will be laid on for participants between Cloud Town and Hangzhou East Railway Station and Xiaoshan Airport as well as between Cloud Town and 2050’s recommended hotels – you can find a full schedule here.

Click here to register for RADII at 2050.


For more information on 2050, including a full run-down of RADII events there, please see the page below:

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