The Tech Open Air is not your average technology conference. The two-day event in July will bring together artists, entrepreneurs and scientists to host art installations, live music, interactive panel discussions, ’storytime‘ and ‚pillow talks‘.
From Katerholzig to the Alte Teppich Fabrik
The event, which was originally kickstarted by a successful crowdfunding campaign on website Kisskisskissbank in 2012, was previously hosted in the outdoor venue Katerholzig. But following the closure of the location, TOA has been forced to find a new home. The main ‘Unconference’ on 16th of July will take place in an old carpet factory (Alte Teppichfabrik) on the banks of the Spree.
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This year, conference organisers have brought together a diverse group of speakers including SXSW’s General Manager James Minor, Tech Crunch’s Editor at Large Mike Butcher and IndieGoGo Co-Founder Danae Ringelmann. Representatives from Berlin’s Startup Institute, Factory and NEXT Berlin Conference will also be presenting. For the full list of speakers take a look here.
On Thursday 17th of July, satellite events will take place across the city, including hackathons, panel discussions, talks, classes, BBQs, office parties, jam sessions and cocktails receptions.
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Tech Open Air Berlin offers ticket holders an opportunity to pitch ideas, attend inspiring talks and network while simultaneously experiencing a little bit of Berlin’s renowned cultural scene.
To see what you missed at Tech Open Air Berlin last year, have a look at this video.
Featured images: photos of Tech Open Air Berlin 2013 by Ronni Shendar. Photo of the Alte Teppich Fabrik by Frank Trappe. via Flicker