Future of Crowdsourcing & FutureCrafting

July 18, 2013

Time: 18 July 2013, 7:00 PM — 9:00PM
Venue: 50 Yongjia Rd. Shanghai
Organizers: Ask Lab, Xindanwei
Cost: 40RMB (XinCafe coffee coupon)

Notice: This event is by reservation ONLY. And we are expecting no more than 40 audiences. Please complete the reservation form on this page before you come.

Future of Crowdsourcing:

Three trends are defining the future of crowdsourcing:
1. Input: From asking community members to create original contributions to curating contributions that already exist elsewhere.
2. Output: From searching for the best contributions from community members to synthesizing contributions from community members into something new.
3. Focus: From crowdsourcing content, ideas or software from community members to crowdsourcing money, products or services from community members.
As a result, the crowdsourcing opportunity space has expanded from “Search + Creation + Content” to various combinations of “Search/ Synthesis + Creation/ Curation + Content/ Things.”


All of us want the same things to be happy, whether we live in San Francisco, Sao Paulo, or Shanghai: live healthy lives, learn new skills and do meaningful work.
FutureCrafting explores how technology might help us make more intentional choices, develop more positive habits, live more meaningful lives and craft better futures for ourselves and our communities.
FutureCrafting Network connects thinkers and practitioners who are exploring how technology might help us live, learn and work better with people who wish to create a more meaningful relationship with technology.
FutureCrafting Media publishes a quarterly magazine and a series of how-to-guides on how technology might enable us become more aware, set meaningful goals, track our progress, and engage with our networks to craft better futures.
FutureCrafting Lab helps entrepreneurs create technology-enabled products and services to help people live, learn and work better, through an insights database, innovation workshops, and an impact accelerator.
FutureCrafting: Technology to Live, Learn and Work Better.

About Speaker:

Gaurav Mishra helps organizations and changemakers use design, technology and community to craft better futures. Gaurav is currently working on FutureCrafting, which explores how technology might help us make more intentional choices, develop more positive habits, live more meaningful lives and craft better futures for ourselves and our communities.

Previously, Gaurav studied at IIM Bangalore, held senior marketing roles at the Tata Group, taught social media at Georgetown University as the 2008-09 Yahoo! Fellow, launched Ushahidi-based crowd-sourced election monitoring platform Vote Report India, co-founded social business consulting firm 2020 Social (acquired by Publicis Groupe), and created global insights and innovation offerings for MSLGROUP/ Publicis Groupe.

Gaurav is widely considered to be a thought leader on crowd co-creation and social innovation. Gaurav has written and edited book chapters, reports, op-eds, a weekly newspaper column, a quarterly magazine, and an award-winning blog. Gaurav has spoken at conferences, guest lectured at universities, led workshops for clients, joined award juries, and coached entrepreneurs all over the world. Gaurav has helped create a crowdsourcing software, a social analytics software, and a social curation software, apart from several crowdsourcing-driven social platforms for clients. Gaurav has been a 2008-09 Yahoo! Fellow, a 2009 SNCR Fellow, a 2009 TED Fellow, and a 2013-14 THNK participant.


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