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Lydia Nicholas

Lydia is a digital anthropologist whose work explores data, culture, and how people use new technologies to solve problems and to develop and share knowledge. She spends part of the week in the Futures team at Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, where she focuses on transparency and justice in the government's use of artificial intelligence, and how citizens and researchers can work together to make better use of health data.

Lydia has also worked with the Wellcome Trust, the BBC, the Science Museum and UK government, exploring how new technologies will affect how we live and work through workshops, research papers, developing future scenarios and science fiction. She is most interested not just in how emerging technologies work but how they change our values and culture, how we can intervene and make conscious, collaborative decisions about the world we want to live in.

Twitter: @lydnicholas



Creative Summit is blend of conference, workshop, party and some secret ingredients. Our first event in 2007 is older than a lot of the ideas, innovations and technology that we usually share talks on and it all takes place under the midnight sun in the north of Sweden.


We believe that bringing people together is important for sharing knowledge, inspiration and ideas and that by creating environments where people can meet, regardless of industry or background, is important.


Creative Summit is open for those interested in new ideas, technology, creativity and innovation. Each year we bring a broad range of speakers to share thier stories, dreams, success and failure.



We are extremely proud of our partners and the network that has been built since the first Creative Summit event took place in 2007. And we're always looking for new partners to work with, so if you have an interesting idea for a Creative Summit event or you'd like to learn more about how you can become a partner, please contact us.

Partners Region Vasterbotten
Partners Norran
Partners Sammes Stiftelse
Partners Skelleftea
Abi Partner
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