BedTalks Dresden
the free thinking festival

12 April 2019

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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.


Gina Gadis

World Cleanup Day Frankfurt, Editor Tag24

When travelling in New Zealand and Asia, Gina noticed one thing that you don’t usually see on people’s

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Alexander Friede

Entrepreneur und Startup Coach

If you have ever considered the idea of starting your own business, you have probably already come across

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Andreas Huber

Member of the German Society CLUB OF ROME

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Andreas Schanzenbach

Chief Innovation Officer, CROMATICS

Andreas a.k.a. Schanzboy is truly the definition of being all over the place. As the Chief Innovation Officer

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Angie Kiefl

Program Manager, ImpactHub Dresden

Talking about the good life, Angie is your perfect conversation partner. When she isn't out hiking or singing

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Christoph Sträter

CEO TEDxDresden

Christoph is now in his fourth year working with a mixed team of students at the TEDxDresden conference

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Dajana Mehner

Graphic Designer, Youth Marketing

Triggered by professional and personal turbulence, Dajana unexpectedly developed an anxiety disorder in 2015. Constant panic attacks, especially

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Daniel Einenkel

Co-founder, WeSprout

As a certified health manager, Daniel Einenkel is not only optimizing physical abilities as a personal coach, but

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Dominik Muhs

Founder, (P)Sei Pate

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times: “nerds” lack social skills. Well, someone forgot

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Dr. Robert Franke

Head of Department for Trade and Economy

After studying physics and business administration at TU Dresden, Robert became a project manager at Heliatek GmbH, where

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Eric Hattke

Chairman, Atticus e. V.

With a focus on strengthening social cohesion and reducing group-focused hate, Eric’s inclusive message has never been more

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Eva Eschenbach

Consultant and Public Relations, Kindervereinigung e.V. Dresden

Who will share the bed with Eva, the most smiling person we know?! Let’s find out later. But

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Fanny Schiel

Host & Network Developer, Marktschwärmer

Fanny is more concerned about her fellow human beings and fair consumption than almost anyone else. Today, she

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The Florentine Filippo Bartolotta began to cultivate his passion for wine from an early age, when thanks to

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Friederike Babenzien

Manager, Dresden’s Talents

It can be difficult to attract promising talent to the city of Dresden, and keeping them here can

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Gordian Braun

Director of Growth & Marketing, Clever Shuttle

As the growth mastermind behind Clever Shuttle’s sustainable ride pooling car service – ensuring taxi distances are covered

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Jan Blüher

Founder, visorApps

Completing a doctoral thesis on the development of algorithms for the sequence design of self-assembling DNA nanostructures (try

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Janett Krätzschmar

Co-founder & CFO, Scientists into Business GmbH

Janett is passionate about bringing together students and researchers of all nationalities, backgrounds and ethnicities with local companies.

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Jason Steere

Chief Brand Officer, The Student Hotel

As the Chief Brand Officer of The Student Hotel, Jason Steere is on a mission to create memorable

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Julia Leuterer

CEO, Lokale Agenda Dresden

Julia defines herself an eternal optimist and maverick, with a love of questioning the system. As the CEO

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Julius Erler & Philipp Götze

Ginlos Live Podcast

Gin and tonic served over a generous handful of ice, with a slice of lemon and a carving

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Julius Schellmann

Project Manager, IOSax

The economy of Saxony is currently focusing a lot on internationalisation — that’s why we couldn’t be happier

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Karoline Bünker

Program Director, Common Purpose

The best way to predict the future is to shape it yourself. Karoline lives this out in her

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Katharina Preuß

Head of Marketing, Palais Sommer

Culture plays a big role in Dresden ever since, but did you know that culture in Dresden is

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Katie Krueger

Programs Manager, ARDI

Katie didn’t have a typical childhood. She was homeschooled until after high school, grew up on a permaculture

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Laura Jansen

Movement On The Ground / Singer Songwriter

Laura Jansen is an award winning Dutch/American singer songwriter. Her own music has taken her around the world

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Lennart Happe

Member, Tolerave e.V. Dresden

Forget about the dusty, old-fashioned side of Dresden. Working alongside many other colourful initiatives, Tolerave e.V. is an

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Lucien van Geffen

Super-Connector, The Student Hotel

Super Connector Lucien van Geffen is an open-minded creative with a hyper-connected network and an incredibly positive attitude.

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Marcel Burghardt

Media Competence Coach

As Marcel is still studying Media and Communication management, he knows how our current education system works —

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Matthias Schuh

Oenologist and winemaker

Taking a leaf out of his father’s book early in life, Matthias adopted the family trade of winemaking

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Michael Hengstler

Board Member, Afeefa

Don't let the suit fool you — Micha might be an experienced layer, but he has a big

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Nada Zarrak

Student & TSH Dresden Resident

Nada, one of the first students to move into TSH Dresden, is a great example of someone with

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Oliver Raguse

CEO, eClever

Oliver and his team at eClever are aiming to change the e-mobility market for good, and, as part

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Paula Lehmann

Board Member, Service Design Academy Dresden

As the age-old adage goes: the customer is king. These are words that Paula lives by, forever focusing

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Prof. Dr. Ralph Sonntag

Professor Marketing, HTW Dresden

Dresden alumni, raise your hand if Ralph Sonntag was your favourite professor during your studies! That’s what we

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Ralf Knauthe

Co-founder and Leader, Stoffwechsel e.V.

What’s the real value of social work? If Ralf is to be believed, it changes and saves lives

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Saskia Rudolph

CEO, Spiegelneuronen

Ever wondered about that big smile on Saskia’s face? Well, there’s no better laugh than the one of

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Sebastian Mähler

Co-founder and CFO, PLASMA Magazine

Some might consider Sebastian to be a nerd, but beware — his vision, ideas and multiple fields of

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Simone Meyer-Götz

Owner, Curry & Co.

Take a seat, pick your favourite curry sauce and enjoy your sausage. In the meantime listen to Simone’s

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Sören Frost

Founder & Managing Director, Gründernest

If there’s one man that knows about startups, it’s Sören. In fact, he’s founded nine of them himself.

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Stefan Weigert

Data Scientist, MLDD MeetUp Co-Founder

When Stefan isn’t hosting meetups on the likes of data mining and internet security, you might just find

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Susanne Meyer-Götz

Owner, Curry & Co.

After founding Curry & Co. with her sister, she’s grown into a great conversation partner for a talk

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Tobias Tanner

Founder & CEO, Valise

Speaking on the power and potential of networks and communities at BedTalks, Tobias is excited about the future.

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Victoria van Violence

Writer, Blogger, Activist

As a new-age ‘influencer’, you’d be forgiven for seeing Victoria as yet another digitally-made millennial celebrity. But there’s

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Yvonne Horn

Founder, Sascha&Sascha

Yvonne loves to question things from time to time and to rethink in good old Design Thinking manner.

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