Betazones are immersive talks where researchers, academics, designers and explorers share their story and visions for the future. Their talks are brought to life by spectacular visuals projected on a huge LED screen. The talks are part of the official programme of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meetings in Switzerland and China. Speakers include Steven Pinker, Yuval Harari, Christine Lagarde, Chen Man, Trevor Paglen, Linda Spilker, Mary Flanagan and Paula Kahumbu.
I helped speakers develop the storyline for their talks and produced visuals for their presentations as well as animated backdrops. Responsibilities included coordinating other designers as well as technical staff on-site to ensure the sessions ran smoothly. In addition, I ran storytelling workshops within the organization to help colleagues brief speakers and moderators in the run-up to the events, and designed a digital learning environment to help speakers develop their stories.