Though we call ourselves a 'civilized' society, we continue to see violence and barbarism throughout the world. Our resources and technologies are mostly wasted on military systems instead of social-economical betterment. Our problems are mostly of our own making, and only we can turn things around before the point of no return. Nowadays, given the ever-increasing advanced state of our technology, we have far better alternatives than what proposed by the established 'for profit’ way of thinking. It is not too late for an optimistic outlook on the fantastic possibilities that lie before us when we combine technology with knowledge and nature. Join us to learn, exchange and discuss world-changing idea(l)s with inspiring people, contribute to a thriving and sustainable future: the real civilization.