The 2013 Quantified Self Europe Conference Roundup

May 16, 2013


This past weekend we hosted the 2013 Quantified Self Europe Conference. Over 275 self-trackers, toolmakers, scientists, and enthusiasts came together to collaboratively learn about creating “self knowledge through numbers.” It was an amazing conference that featured over 100 different presentations that included insightful show&tell talks, thoughtful breakout discussions, rapid-fire Ignite talks, and inspirational plenary presentations.

We’re currently processing all the videos from the conference and will be posting those soon. Until then we thought it would be nice to highlight all the great posts, videos, and pictures that our community has been putting together to document their QS Europe Conference experience.

Blog Posts:
Don’t Life Log Me: Quantified Self 2013 in Amsterdam by Hans De Zwart.

The Great Memoto Experiment & Quantified Self Conference Recap by Kitty Ireland.

The Missing Trackers  & You, Me, Them: Who is the Quantified Self by Whitney Erin Boesel

Quantified Self Europe 2013 by Winslow Strong

The Quantified Self by Joerg Blumtritt

Quantified Self Europe 2013 Amsterdam by Yago Veith

Dreamboard at the QS Conference Europe 2013 by The Dreamboard Team

Memoto at the Quantified Self Europe 2013 by Niclas Johansson

See your self in Quantified Self Europe by Ian Forrester

Looking back on the QS Europe Conference by Iskander Smit

Intimacy, Innovation and Emotion: My 1st day at Quantified Self Europe 2013 by Clement Charles

Quantified Self Conference Europe 2013 breathing_time at the Quantified Self Conference by Danielle Roberts

My Learning from the Quantified Self Conference  by Oliver Kozak

5 Major Takeaways from the the Quantified Self Conference in Amsterdam by Mark Moschel



Our conference videos from the many different Show&Tell talks and our Plenary presentations are coming online. Look out for them on the conference video page.

In collaboration with Fast Moving Targets a few of our conference attendees were able to share their self-tracking stories and thoughts on Quantified Self:

Mikko Ikola: Soylent is a healthy menu of olive oil, pills and powders

David Reeves (Limeade): Self improvement leads to a happier workforce

Joshua Kauffman on Quantified Self, the movement and the trends

Winslow Strong: You don’t need to rely on a doctor anymore for measuring

David Hume (Discipline X Games): We make weight loss the rock n roll for middle aged men

Fu-Chieh Hsu (TrueSense Kit): Our brain is the most complex thing in the universe

Danielle Roberts: The focus in my art is on creating awareness.

Teemu Arina: Sharing data with a community is very motivating

Gustaf Kranck: I want to solve the mistery of the mind

Oliver Kozak: The joy of Quantified Self is learning about yourself

Giorgo Baresi (In The Flow): Now is the time to make Quantified Self mainstream

Ian Li (Google): Knowing the problem is the first step in fixing a problem

Yuri van Geest: We are at a Gutenberg moment of healthcare

Mark Leavitt: Data has power because it tells you a story

Nell Watson (Poikos): More data means more informed choices

Mark Kramer (Razorfish Healthware): Quantified Self improves communication

Ian Forrester (BBC): We research how personal data and storytelling can be combined

Daniel Gartenberg: 76% of people track something. At the moment I track my mood.

Hind Hobeika (Instabeat):Quantified Self can definitely be for everyone

Stuart Calimport: Aging can be overcome

Memoto logs your life in pictures

We had some amazing photographers among our attendees who have graciously placed their beautiful images in the 2013 Quantified Self Europe Flickr Group.

Also, check out these awesome mind maps from Wimme Klaver!


Thanks to everyone who participated, volunteered, spoke, shared, and made our conference an experience to remember. We can’t wait to see you all again!

Header image mashup courtesy of Sara Marie Watson, Yago Veith, Ian Forrester, and Rain Ashford



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