Amber Westerborg

Impact Manager, The Student Hotel

Amber has long had an interest in the interaction between human societies and the physical environment, in what

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Andreas Tölke

Spokesperson and board member at Be An Angel e.V.

For almost 30 years Andreas Tölke, 59, has been a journalist, writing about architecture, design and contemporary art

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Anna Stoltzmann

Junior Producer and Director, fechnerMEDIA GmbH

Anna Stoltzmann is a director and junior producer at fechnerMEDIA, currently focusing on the production for the documentary

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Bernd Neff

Founder & Managing Partner, Berlin Travel Festival

Bernd Neff is the creative mind behind the Berlin Travel Festival. His agency I LOVE TRAVEL combines Bernd’s

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Catalina Lopez

DJ/ event manager/ journalist, Beate Uwe

Catalina Lopez has been working as a TV journalist specialised in the cultural and arts sector for over

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David Meyer

Co-Founder & Managing Director, deineStudienfinanzierung.de

David is the founder and managing director of the online platform deineStudienfinanzierung.de (aka your study funding). Together with

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Dre Urhahn

Social art engineer, United painting

Inspired by the Favela Painting Project, created together with colleague Jeroen Koolhaas, Dre Urhahn started the United Painting

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Edita Lobaciute

Global Community Lead, Mindspace

As global community lead, Edita is responsible for creating community-driven activities and strategies for implementation across all Mindspace

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Elise Pietarila

CEO & Partner, Gimmeyawallet Productions Ltd

Elise is a fearless and creative film and television producer, specialising in the popularisation of hard-core factual content.

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Felix Jonathan Jakobsen

Director of Mobility Services, unu GmbH

Since January 2015, Felix has played a decisive role in shaping processes at unu and in 2019, became

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Florian Hoffmann

Founder & CEO, The DO School

Florian Hoffmann is the founder and CEO of The DO School, a renowned development ground for purposeful doers

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Gabriel B. Arrahnio


Born in Cameroon, Gabriel B. Arrahnio immigrated to Germany with his family at the age of thirteen. Later

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Gabriella D’Annunzio

Co-Founder, Give Something Back To Berlin - Open Music Lab

Gabriella D’Annunzio is a social activist, community organiser and co-founder of the Give Something Back to Berlin (GSBTB)

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Gen Sadakane

Creative Director & Co Founder, EyeEm / Berlin Photo Week

Gen Sadakane is Co-Founder and Creative Director of EyeEm & Berlin Photo Week. As creative lead for the

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Gernot Würtenberger

Founder, Conflictfood

Gernot Würtenberger worked as an architect in Vienna and Berlin for many years. In 2015, he founded the

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Gijs Determeijer

Partner & Executive Producer, HALAL

Gijs Determeijer is a photography producer gone rogue, with a thirst for all things creative. He is one

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Guillaume Vaslin-Reimann

CEO, ENNO Studio

Guillaume is a French-German entrepreneur, UX/UI designer and consultant who recently founded the agency ENNO studio, creating user

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Ilker Çatak


Berliner, Ilker Çatak studied film and television directing in Berlin and Hamburg. His graduation film "SADAKAT" received many

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Jason Steere

Chief Brand Officer, The Student Hotel

Jason Steere is chief brand officer of The Student Hotel where his focus is to increase brand awareness

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Johanna Mager

Co-Founder, Expansion.eco GmbH and The Next Normal V

Johanna is a typical millennial who made it her purpose to do good for the world. She started

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Jonas Wind

Founder, Icedippers

Jonas first got into entrepreneurship when he was organising semi-legal techno raves in Berlin, together with his friends.

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Jonny Tiernan

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, LOLA Magazine

Jonny Tiernan is the publisher and editor-in-chief of LOLA Magazine, an English-language cultural magazine about the people and

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Julia Schmidt

Junior Project Coordinator, Freunde fürs Leben e.V.

During her psychology bachelor Julia joined Friends for Life e.V. – an association that does educational work for

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Editor/trans* Activist/ Designer, Siegessäule magazine

Kaey has been living in the capital for almost 20 years and has been on almost every stage

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Lea Sauer

Co-founder, transitionbydesign.de & Activist at Verfassungsschatzis

Lea Sauer is a graduate cultural scientist with an MBA. In 2006, when she legally occupied an empty

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Lisa Hogg

Senior Director, Marketing + Giving, TOMS EMEA

Lisa Hogg is a South African born and raised, Amsterdam resident. Foremost, she’s a mom of two, a

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Lukas Küttner

Marketing Manager, OSTMOST

Lukas is a graduate in business administration and communications and has been through various stages of corporate life

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Mario Husten

Chairman, Holzmarkt 25 eG

Mario Husten finished his degree at the University of Economics in East Berlin, at the time of the

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Meike Schützek

Founder, Ocean. Now!

Meike Schützek has gained experience in digital marketing and communications over the past twelve years on an international

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Michael Bohmeyer

Founder, Mein Grundeinkommen e.V

Are people willing to finance someone else's upkeep – with nothing in return? Michael Bohmeyer launched the first

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Michael Fritz

Activist, Viva con Agua

Michael Fritz is a professional conceptual activist, creative change manager and is one of the founders of Viva

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Mila Moisio

Co-Founder & CEO, TAUKO design Oy

Mila Moisio is co-founder of the celebrated, award winning sustainable nordic fashion house TAUKO, based in Helsinki and

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Mirthe Berentsen

Writer, Text & Cultural Affairs

Mirthe Berentsen is a writer, journalist and cultural policy advisor; having worked in publishing in India and The

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Mozamel Aman

Head of Marketing, DCI Digital Career Institute gGmbH

Mozamel Aman is a social entrepreneur with a passion for tech, entrepreneurship and impact how these topics are

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Event Producer and Activist

PANSY is the stage and internet persona of Parker Tilghman. Whilst PANSY holds a BFA from the California

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Pawel Mordel

Founder and Director, After School Hustle

Pawel comes from a background in advertising, production and communications, alongside his career he is co-director of a

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Perttu Ratilainen

Co-Founder, Radbahn & Paper Planes e.V.

Perrtu Ratilainen is co-founder of the celebrated, awarded and city funded Radbahn project: an urban development initiative in

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Philip Ibrahim

Gastgeber, The Student Hotel Berlin

Innovation, guest experience and network: Philip Ibrahim is a passionate host. Since October 2019, he has been busy

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Rob Bennett

DJ & Retired Body Therapist

Rob was born in 1949 in South Africa, studied psychology and anthropology at Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg. Amongst many

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Salem El-Mogaddedi

Co-Founder, Conflictfood GmbH

Salem comes from the field of fashion, sales and marketing and has worked as a freelancer for NGOs.

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Sara Mardini

Human Rights Defender, Amnesty International

Sarah Mardini is a syrian refugee based in Berlin. She is a human rights defender at Amnesty International,

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Saskia Rudolph

CEO, Spiegelneuronen

Have you seen that big smile on Saskia’s face? Well, there’s no better laugh than the one of

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Schirin Shahed

Project Manager, Moviemiento e.V

Schirin is a geographer and has been working on educational and cultural projects in Berlin and internationally for

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Sebas van der Sangen

Editor-in-Chief, City Of Amsterdam

Sebas van der Sangen is an Amsterdam based city marketer and communication specialist with a broad interest in

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Selin Sahin

Project Manager, renk. Magazin

Selin is a fashion designer and project manager of renk. Magazine! The media outlet is a platform for

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Sheela Mallebré

Founder, Generationen Leben

Sheela sees Berlin as the capital of loneliness where demographic change will continue to drive this development. For

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Sophie Bayerlein

Art Director, Studio Strong

Sophie Bayerlein is an art director at Studio Strong. The entertainment studio develops powerful design experiences through visual

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Stuart B. Cameron


Stuart B. Cameron is the CEO of UHLALA Group and has been involved in various professional projects for

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Teddy Tewelde

Co-Founder, PxP Embassy

Teddy Tewelde is an entrepreneur, the co-founder of the PxP Embassy and part of the original team that

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Thomas Hartwig

Founder, LEOGANT

Thomas Hartwig is a certified nutritionist and founder of the LEOGANT company in Berlin, an initiative bringing water

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Thomas Preiss

Co-Founder, Common Goal

Thomas Preiss is a social change strategist and entrepreneur. His avid passion for social innovation and purpose-driven business

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Tim Seifert

Co-Founder and Marketing Director, Freunde von Freunden

Freunde von Freunden started as an idea Tim had with his co-founders Frederik Frede and Torsten Bergler to

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Tobias Fischer

Founder & Owner, goodmoodfood

Since 2010 founder Tobias Fischer and his team of Berlin based goodmoodfood import organic coconut- and raw cacao

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Tobias Goecke

Founder & General Manager, The Real Junk Food Project

Tobias Goecke founded the Real Junk Food Project Berlin in 2015 as part of a global network that

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Tom Maasen

First Secretary, Netherlands Embassy Berlin

Tom joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2005. He held several positions in the United States, Afghanistan

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Vera Günther

Co-Founder, Mimycri

Vera is a dreamer and a maker. After negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals on behalf of the German

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Verena Spilker

Founder/ Head, Transnational Queer Underground e.V.

Verena Spilker is the founder of Transnational Queer Underground, a web and media designer and anthropologist from Berlin.

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Ynzo van Zanten

Choco Evangelist, Tony's Chocolonely

Tony’s Chocolonely isn’t your average chocolate company, but a chocolate company with a huge mission: to end modern

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Workshops & Performances

Eddie Hara

Collaborative Comic Workshop

EddiE haRA is among the Indonesian contemporary artists, and he, in his own ways, has succeeded in discovering

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Emma Elisabeth Dittrich

Music Performance

Swedish singer/songwriter and producer Emma Elisabeth matches a sound inspired by country, blues, post-punk and jangle pop with

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Mijn Buuf

Bag Making Workshop

Mijn Buuf* is an atelier that focuses on socially isolated (migrant) women who need support. Many of the

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Movement on the ground

Life Vest Installation

Movement On The Ground is an incredible foundation, responding to humanitarian crises around the world that affect innocent

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Bicycle Cinema

Start pedalling to watch Movie iento’s movies at this edition of the freethinking festival! The KLAK bike cinema

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Silk Screen Performance

Artists Against Plastic Pollution is the kick-off campaign by Plastaway in which twenty five internationally renowned artists (Anthony

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Ryan O’Reilly

Music Performance

Ryan O'Reilly, is a songwriter from Winchester, UK, (now based in Berlin) whose Irish parentage and English upbringing

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Teledisko GmbH

Installation Workshop

Once upon a time, upcycling turned a disused telephone booth into the smallest disco in the world –

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United Painting

Silk Screen Workshop

United Painting focuses on creating social impact by utilising large-scale artworks in the public realm; always in cooperation

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Urban Ponics

Experience Workshop

Urban Ponics provides a technical and economically viable growing system for small and medium sized urban farmers living

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what to expect

100+ speakers

Learn from and engage with leading minds.

10+ workshops

Participate, learn and play.

art, film, music & more

Listen, watch and dance.


Building a better world.

what we're all about

The Student Hotel Berlin
Alexanderstraße 40
10179 Berlin, Germany