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Theme: Overcoming boundaries

This event occurred on
October 29, 2016
2:00pm - 8:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg

We believe ideas shape who we are and how we approach the world around us.
We believe it is our own responsibility to create the future we want to live in.
We believe it is our duty to help the change makers, innovators, entrepreneurs
and young talents of our time to share their ideas and to connect with their community.

We invite you to take part in our journey towards our common future.
We invite you to dream together with dynamic speakers, performers and local thought leaders.
We invite you to question your habits, to leave your comfort zone and to overcome your boundaries.

Print Media Auditorium
Kurfürsten-Anlage 60
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, 69115
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Eike Wenzel

Als Gründer und Leiter Instituts für Trend- und Zukunftsforschung in Heidelberg beschäftigt sich Dr. Wenzel seit Jahren mit Zukunftstrends und berät Unternehmen und Institutionen. Durch eine Kooperation mit der DHBW Heilbronn ist das ITZ das erste Trendforschungsunternehmen mit permanentem Forschungsbezug zu einer deutschen Hochschule. Dr. Wenzel ist Autor mehrerer Bestseller, Herausgeber des monatlichen Megatrends-Letters und Mitherausgeber des Cash Kurs Trends-Letters. Als Dozent nimmt er Lehraufträge an nationalen und internationalen Universitäten an.

Fabian Westerheide

Fabian has deep roots in the German and European digital ecosystem. After working at numerous tech-companies and starting and selling his own startup, he has turned his longtime passion Artificial Intelligence into an investment activity of his own. As CEO of the family-owned Venture Capital firm Asgard, Fabian now invests in promising startups in the Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things sector. He is founder and organizer of the annual “Rise of AI” conference and serves as coordinator for Artificial Intelligence at the German Association of Startups.

Julia Headley

Julia Headley grew up on the island of Barbados. She began her dance education in her home country and continued her education at the Juilliard School in New York. Since June 2013, she has been dancing at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. She has presented her own choreographies at the choreography workshop. She´s a very creative power woman and when she´s not dancing, she sews for her own collection Sebaga.

Lothar Seiwert

Prof. Dr. Lothar Seiwert, ist seit mehr als 30 Jahren Europas führender Experte für Zeit- und Lebensmanagement. Etliche seiner Bücher («Simplify your Life», «Simplify your Time», «Die Bären-Strategie», «Ausgetickt», «Die Tiger-Strategie») sind Bestseller. Hunderttausende Menschen weltweit haben ihn in seinen Vorträgen erlebt und sind durch ihn dazu inspiriert worden, sich auf das Wesentliche im Leben zu fokussieren.

Mareike Hachemer

Mareike Hachemer, a teacher from Wiesbaden, was selected out of 5000 nominations from 127 countries for the inaugrual Global Teacher Prize teacher prize in 2015. She is one of the Top 50 teachers in the world! Mareike teaches German, English and Drama. She has taught at ten different types of schools and universities in Germany, England and New Zealand. All of her lessons are guided by the idea that time in school should be a time of possibilities for students and not be seen as a waste of time.

Melanie Schütze

Melanie Schütze ist die Gründerin des branchen-und positionsübergreifenden Netzwerkes Alsterloge, welches der gemeinsamen Vernetzung junger und ambitionierter Frauen dient.

Merch Mashiah

Israeli designer Merch Mashiah created his fashion label Mashiah Arrive in Berlin in 1999. What makes his label special is not only the use of pleated fabric (plissé) and hand-made production, but also the personality behind the brand.

Philipp Schuch

Phil ist ein typischer „Digital Native“. Bereits seit seinem zwölften Lebensjahr befasst er sich mit neuen Technologien und die Art und Weise, wie Menschen mit dieser interagieren. Als langjähriger Pionier erarbeitet er moderne Konzepte für zukunftsweisende Benutzererfahrung.

Renée Moore

Dr. Renée Moore knows the world of business and motivation inside and out. By the age of 40, she had grown and sold her own multimillion Euro companies in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. And she did it as American woman living in Deidesheim, Germany. The Huffington post named her “The New Global Leader, and she is the expert advisor for positioning, sales and marketing.

Organizing team


Heidelberg, Germany
  • Dominik Weickgenannt
  • Oliver Frisch
    Team member
  • Sebastian Jacobsen