BedTalks Dresden
the free thinking festival

12 April 2019

thank you for visiting!

what to expect

50+ speakers

Learn from and engage with leading minds.

10+ workshops

Participate, learn and play.

art, film, music & more

Listen, watch and dance.

commitments

Building a better world.

what we’re all about


speakers

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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FILIPPO BARTOLOTTA

SOMMELIER

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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workshops & performances

Connecting the unconnected

Co-creation with Plasma Magazine and kultura.digital

Co-creation with Plasma Magazine and kultura.digital Dresden is a city of polarisation; but how can we unite these

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Discover the beauty of coffee…

Phoenix Coffee Roasters from Dresden

If you’re like us, that first early morning coffee is more than a ritual – it’s a necessity.

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Discover your inner Banksy

Art workshop with Ricardo Schwarz from ArtNight Dresden We’ve all got an artistic streak, right? Well, now’s your

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Functional training for the better

Harness your physical and mental potential with Tim Böttner

Harness your physical and mental potential with Tim Böttner Graduate engineer; aspiring sports scientist; experienced coach; passionate athlete.

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Ju von Dölzschen

One-man-band

Wonder at the one-man band skills of Ju von Dölzschen Gone are the days of the one-man band

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Mindfulness can be trained

Open your mind with Daniel Einenkel

Open your mind with Daniel Einenkel In today’s ever-accelerating world – one in which we’re preoccupied with minor

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Movement On The Ground

Life vest installation

Reflect on the refugee crisis with Movement On The Ground Movement On The Ground is an incredible foundation,

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Teerausch

Teasting

Make Tea. Make Friends. Teerausch, the tea shop from the Kunsthofpassage in Dresden's Neustadt, invites you to taste

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Think in pictures

Visual Facilitation with Himbeerspecht

Visual facilitation with Liane von Himbeerspecht A picture’s worth a thousand words. It transcends language barriers, cultural differences

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world peace via a bed

We know it sounds weird, but let us explain. Inspired by the positive spirit of John Lennon’s peaceful 1969 Amsterdam bed-in, we came up with an idea – what if a bed was the answer? We started BedTalks with one clear mission – to change the world for better.

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