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Theme: Everything Communicates

This event occurred on
October 29, 2012
6:30pm - 11:30pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Frankfurt, BY

Communication connects us but how much do we really know about the communication?
We have invited several field expert speakers to share their perspective on communication with us.

Museum für Kommunikation
Museum für Kommunikation
Schaumainkai 53
Frankfurt, BY, 60596
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Gabriel Glöckler

Gabriel Glöckler has been with the European Central Bank since 1999, and is currently Deputy Head of the EU Institutions Division within the Bank’s Directorate General International and European Relations. As such, he is in charge of the ECB’s interaction with “Brussels” and actively involved in the ongoing European discussions on the sovereign debt crisis, the further evolution of economic governance and the crisis resolution efforts. Previously, he served five years as Counsellor/Chief of Staff to the ECB’s Vice-President Lucas Papademos and before that as (Senior) Economist. Prior to joining the Bank, he was teaching at the College of Europe. Gabriel, who grew up in Leipzig (East Germany), studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University and holds a Master’s degree from the College of Europe in Bruges. He regularly delivers guest lectures in a variety of academic and public settings and also forms part in the ECB's outreach to the financial sector in across Europe and beyond. His areas of expertise cover European monetary, economic and political integration; economic governance and reform of the governance framework; crisis management and the European financial stability and supervision framework.

Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Grün

- Jahrgang 1957 - naturwissenschaftliche Ausbildung in der chemischen Industrie - Abitur (extern) - Studium der Philosophie, Mathematik und Geschichte in Frankfurt - 1992 Promotion bei Prof. Alfred Schmidt - 1998/99 Habilitation - seit 2001 Leiter des von ihm gegründeten PhilKoll - Nutzung moderner Methoden, u.a. des Jesuitenpaters und Managertrainers Rupert Lay

Helge "Bomber" Steinmann

Helge ”BOMBER™” Steinmann born in Hofheim/Ts. childhood in Hattersheim-Okriftel between Frankfurt/M. and Wiesbaden, Germany. moved 1992 to Frankfurt/M. write Graffiti Aerosol Art Street Art since summer 1988 artistname: Bomber

Friedemann Eichhorn

Born 1971 in Münster, Germany, Friedemann Eichhorn studied violin with Prof. Valery Gradow in Mannheim, Alberto Lysy at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland and with Margaret Pardee at the Juilliard School New York. He regularly performs with orchestras such as St. Petersburg Philharmonic or the SWR-Radio-Orchestra and concertized with Yuri Bashmet, Saschko Gawriloff, Gidon Kremer, Yehudi Menuhin and Igor Oistrakh. Friedemann enjoys chamber music collaborations with José Gallardo, Julius Berger, Alexander Hülshoff and Thomas Müller-Pering. He played at international venues such as Münchener Gasteig, Schauspielhaus Berlin, St. Petersburg Philharmony, Schleswig-Holstein-Musik-Festival and recorded several CDs. Since 2002 Friedemann Eichhorn is professor for violin at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar and Artistic Director of the International Louis-Spohr-Competition for young violinists. In 2005 he was awarded the George Enescu Medal from the Roumanien Cultural Institute. He plays a violin by Nicola Gagliano, 1758 and received a Ph.D. in musicology from the Mainz university.

Manouchehr Shamsrizi

Manouchehr Shamsrizi is student coordinator of the European Center for Sustainability Research at Zeppelin University and a Global Justice Fellow at Yale’s Chair for Philosophy and International Affairs as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. His academic activities includes membership in several think-tanks including the “beta-group” of ZEIT Foundation, Google’s Co:llaboratory, the German Council on Foreign Affairs, Wilton Park’s Atlantic Youth Forum and the “Yunus Brainpool”, a Generation Y advisory board of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus’ Grameen Creative Lab and the FutureChallenges - Project by Bertelsmann Foundation. He was elected a “European Future Leader”, a “One Young World Ambassador”, a “Leading Digital Native”, a “Sandbox Global Ambassador” and was a “Leader of Tomorrow” at the 41th and 42th St. Gallen Symposium. Manouchehr is a strategist for StartUps, especially consulting Private Equity firms and Head of Business Development of a German-Swiss organizational consulting company. He is dramaturg of the Zentrum für Politische Schönheit, consisting of more than one hundred performance artist as well as a Senior Advisor to the “What took you so long” Foundation’s disruptive-filmmaking Team. His first directed play (“incipit parodiae – wir zweifeln zuwenig und zuviel”) was perform first at the MorgenLand Festival at TAK Liechtenstein. Manouchehr was junior-entrepreneur of the year in his hometown Hamburg when he was 17 years old and has lectured and give workshops Columbia Business School, NYU Stern School of Business, Harvard Collage, Yale Collage, University of St. Gallen as well as at the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution and the CeBIT.

Robert Babicz

On a mission with sounds and emotions… Robert’s musical output is inspiring and staggering. A true one-man operation, he writes, records and performs solo; commanding an ever-expanding touring schedule, tailoring the music he creates to the cities he visits. But that’s only part of the puzzle, Babicz’s art is comprised of more than just his music. He films everything. Using his music to open doors and build relationships with people in only the way music can, he then records his experiences and interaction on film, both still and moving, later editing the images together as a picture track to his audio. Robert creates short films that capture the emotions, colours and feel of his trips, his music and the people he finds who want to be part of that experience. In turn these then also have an effect on his music colouring his emotive, unique take on electronica with a very human feel.

Organizing team


Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
  • Wolfgang Weicht
    Project Manager
  • Ossi Urchs
  • Lyra Turnbull
    Speaker Management
  • Colin Seebach
    Project Assistant
  • Eva Langhans
    Coordinator & Organisation
  • Markus Tacker
    Ground Control