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Volunteer FAQ

Who can volunteer at TOA?
If you’re over 18 and have a good level of English you’ll be just fine. Some roles do require German skills however, so check before you apply for a role. Other than that all we really want from a volunteer is someone who can perform their task, maintain a professional and friendly demeanour throughout the festival, and turn up on time.

Can TOA cover my costs?
Unfortunately not. We can’t reimburse any flight or accommodation costs you accrue volunteering for us at Tech Open Air. However, we’ve got your ticket & meals covered.

Do I need to purchase a ticket?
No. You will be free to enjoy everything else that TOA16 offers based on completion of your assigned shifts. However, if you fail to complete, arrive late or leave early for any of your volunteer shifts, you will no longer be entitled to attend the rest of TOA16.

Will I receive training before my first shift?
We will provide volunteers with a briefing to run through the TOA16 Volunteer Program, the volunteer roles and answer any questions. Date and location are to be confirmed.

How many shifts do I have to complete?
Volunteers will complete 2-3 shifts throughout the event. Shift lengths vary depending on volunteer role, but are typically between three and four hours long. While TOA16 takes place on July 13, 14, 15 there are also volunteer shifts available before and after the festival (details need to be discussed with the volunteer team). Morning shifts begin at 8am, while afternoon shifts begin at 1pm. Please note that these times may vary.

When do applications close?
Volunteer positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that registering does not guarantee your volunteer position.

Can Tech Open Air sponsor my visa application?
We can’t get directly involved with your respective embassy, but we can supply a document confirming your involvement with TOA that would support your application.

Do you have a question that wasn’t answered here?
Please email us at dori@toaberlin.com with any other questions.

Program

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TIME Studio 1 Studio 2 Studio 3 Studio 4 Lab Foyer A Foyer B Forest Raft Startup Stage Secret Garden
9:00

9:00 - 17:00

Art Exhibition: Trans Sculpture

Zuzanna Czebatul

Debora Delmar Corp.

Alicja Kwade

Lindsay Lawson

Dennis Loesch

Nik Nowak

Antoine Renard

Iris Touliatou

Installation

9:00 - 17:00

ART EXHIBITION: Roman Lipski & YQP

Roman Lipski & YQP

Installation

9:00 - 10:00

Conga Fever (DJ)

Music

9:15
9:30
9:45
10:00

10:00 - 10:25

Opening Keynote

Luis von Ahn
Duolingo, Co-Founder & CEO

Keynote

10:00 - 10:15

Welcome to NEU China

Helen Feng
Fake Music Media, Co-Founder

Philipp Grefer
Fake Music Media, Co-Founder

Ignite Talk

10:00 - 13:00

Entrepreneurial Decision-Making

Christine Lauritzen
Humboldt Universität, Research Associate

Workshop

10:00 - 10:25

Opening Keynote Livestream: Luis von Ahn

Luis von Ahn
Duolingo, Co-Founder & CEO

Keynote

10:15

10:25 - 10:40

Are We Cyborgs Yet? - Future of Fashion Technology

Ray Noori
Block Zero, Co-Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

10:20 - 10:35

VR Pioneers: VR in China Today

Christian Grewell
NYU Shanghai, Professor

Ignite Talk

10:30

10:30 - 10:40

The Blockchain - A Global Property Rights System

Nic Cary
Blockchain, Co-Founder

Ignite Talk

10:40 - 10:55

VR Pioneers: Integrating VR into the Travel Experience

Zan Wu
Zanadu, CEO

Ignite Talk

10:30 - 10:55

Experimental Community Development: Prototyping New Cultures

Bear Kittay
Burning Man, Social Alchemist

Tony Cho
Metro 1, President & CEO

Tête-à-Tête

10:45

10:45 - 10:55

Authenticity @ Scale: Advertising for Post-Post-Millennials

Shahar Erez
Kenshoo, SVP & CPO

Ignite Talk

10:45 - 10:55

Bots: Fun, Mischief and Whimsy

Eamonn Carey
Techstars, Managing Director

Ignite Talk

11:00

11:00 - 11:25

Constructive Disruption of Publishing

Dr. Mathias Döpfner
Axel Springer SE, CEO

Keynote

11:00 - 11:25

Blockchain for Beginners (Presented by Motherboard)

Fabian Vogelsteller
Ethereum, Lead Dapp Developer

Marko Ahtisaari
Sync Project, Co-Founder & CEO

Greg McMullen
IPDB Foundation, Director

Moderator:

Theresa Locker
MOTHERBOARD (VICE), Editor

Panel Session

11:00 - 11:15

VR Pioneers: Blurring the Lines of Reality With Motion Capture

Stanley Chan
Noitom, Vice President

Ignite Talk

11:00 - 11:25

Keynote Livestream: Constructive Disruption of Publishing

Dr. Mathias Döpfner
Axel Springer SE, CEO

Keynote

11:00 - 12:30

Music Meets Tech (presented by Berlin Music Commission & Clubcommission Berlin)

11:15

11:20 - 11:55

VR in China

Zan Wu
Zanadu, CEO

Stanley Chan
Noitom, Vice President

Christian Grewell
NYU Shanghai, Professor

Panel Session

11:30

11:30 - 11:55

From What Makes Us Tick to What Makes Us Click (supported by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

David Poeppel
Max-Planck-Institute, Director

Ignite Talk

11:30 - 11:45

From A Start-up to A Leading Market Player: Scaling Innovation Velocity (Presented by Kayak)

Giorgos Zacharia
KAYAK, CTO

Ignite Talk

11:30 - 11:45

The Neurobiology of the Flow State: How to Hack the Optimal State of Consciousness

Maximilian Gotzler
Flowgrade, Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

11:30 - 12:30

Reverse Pitch

11:45

11:50 - 11:55

Floating Rocks and Other Oxymorons: Being a Startup Founder

Ida Tin
Clue, CEO

Ignite Talk

12:00

12:00 - 12:15

Experiences & Challenges in Building a European Category Leader in Home & Living

Philipp Kreibohm
Home24, Founder & MD

Ignite Talk

12:00 - 12:25

A Design Sprint to the Finish: Solving Design/UX Problems Fast

Adam Perlis
Time.com, Design Director

Knowshop

12:00 - 12:30

China's Makers: Open-Sourcing Everything

David Li
Maker Collider, Co-Founder

Knowshop

12:05 - 12:30

The Art of Hugging

Nadav Wilf
HeroX, CPO

Knowshop

12:00 - 12:15

Rodrigo Nino - AMA

Rodrigo Niño
Prodigy Network, Founder & CEO

Ask Me Anything

12:15

12:20 - 12:35

How Do Computers See? Understanding Computer Vision

Susan Etlinger
Altimeter@Prophet, Industry Analyst

Ignite Talk

12:30

12:30 - 12:40

A Planetary-Scale Blockchain Database for the World Computer

Greg McMullen
IPDB Foundation, Director

Ignite Talk

12:30 - 12:45

China's Makers: David Li - Ask Me Anything

David Li
Maker Collider, Co-Founder

Ask Me Anything

12:35 - 13:00

Collective Silence

Leon Kirchhoff
Medi-Club | Berlin, Meditator

Walther Wegner
Medi-Club | Berlin, Meditator

Knowshop

12:30 - 12:45

Robin Wauters (Tech.eu) - AMA

Robin Wauters
Tech.eu, Founding Editor

Ask Me Anything

12:45

12:45 - 13:00

Keynote

Daniel Barenboim
Berlin State Opera, General Music Director

Keynote

12:45 - 13:00

Eamonn Carey (Techstars) - AMA

Eamonn Carey
Techstars, Managing Director

Ask Me Anything

12:45 - 13:00

Keynote Livestream: Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim
Berlin State Opera, General Music Director

Keynote

13:00

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Food

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Food

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Food

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Food

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Food

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Food

13:00 - 14:00

Daddy Hemmingway & The Bad Bitches Club (live)

Music

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Food

13:15
13:30
13:45
14:00

14:00 - 14:25

Is it real? Capturing Human Body, Hand and Face Motion in the Wild (supported by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft & Technologie- stiftung Berlin)

Christian Theobalt
Max-Planck-Institute, Professor

Michael Zollhoefer
Max-Planck-Institute, Post Doctoral Researcher

Tête-à-Tête

14:00 - 14:10

Smart Contracts and the Future of Blockchain

Fabian Vogelsteller
Ethereum, Lead Dapp Developer

Ignite Talk

14:00 - 17:00

Entrepreneurial Decision-Making

Christine Lauritzen

Installation

14:00 - 14:25

Life Long Learning (presented by Reply)

Enrico Giovannini
Reply, Communication Specialist

Knowshop

14:00 - 14:15

Paula Schwarz - AMA

Paula Schwarz
Startupboat, Founder

Ask Me Anything

14:15

14:15 - 14:55

MusicTech - Innovation, Where Art Thou? (Presented by Berlin Music Commission & Clubcommission Berlin)

Mona Rübsamen
FluxMusic / FluxFM, Founder & CEO

Ralf Kollmann
mobilee records, AFEM Board Member/Co-Founder

Till Janczukowicz
IDAGIO, CEO

Jorin Zschiesche
recordJet, Founder & Captain

Moderator:

Peter Kirn
Create Digital Media, Founder

Panel Session

14:15 - 14:30

Nada Wilf - AMA

Nadav Wilf
HeroX, CPO

Ask Me Anything

14:30

14:30 - 14:55

Cracking the Code of Creativity

Daniel Bonner
Razorfish, Global CCO

Will Sansom
Contagious Insider, Director

Tête-à-Tête

14:30 - 14:40

How Emotional Data Will Benefit Our Wellbeing

Dan Möller
VINAYA, Founder & COO

Ignite Talk

14:30 - 14:50

Virtualized Music Creation

Christian Grewell
NYU Shanghai, Professor

Ignite Talk

14:30 - 14:45

Post Smoothie and Yoga Hype - What Really Benefits Your Health?

Konrad Knops
Brox GmbH, Founder

Ignite Talk

14:30 - 14:55

Old, but Gold - The Art of Bootstrapping

Friedrich A. Neuman
MAKERS, Founder & CEO

Knowshop

14:30 - 14:45

Walther Wegner and Leon Kirchhoff - AMA

Walther Wegner
Medi-Club | Berlin, Meditator

Leon Kirchhoff
Medi-Club | Berlin, Meditator

Ask Me Anything

14:45

14:45 - 14:55

VR Storytelling - it's About Feelings, Man!

Benny Arbel
Inception VR, Co-Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

14:45 - 15:00

Konrad Knops - AMA

Konrad Knops
Brox GmbH, Founder

Ask Me Anything

15:00

15:00 - 15:25

Fireside with Albert Wenger

Albert Wenger
Union Square Ventures, Partner

Moderator:

Robin Wauters
Tech.eu, Founding Editor

Fireside Chat

15:00 - 15:15

Luxury of Sound

Edgar van Velzen
Teufel Audio, CEO

Moderator:

Boris Moshkovits
Amuse, Publisher

Tête-à-Tête

15:00 - 15:10

How to Find Your Calling (Using Cannabis)

Jazmin Hupp
Women Grow, Co-Founder

Ignite Talk

15:00 - 15:15

Beyond Streaming: the Chinese Creative Industry's Bumpy Relationship with Tech

Ge Li
Pilot Music & Technology, CEO

Ignite Talk

15:00 - 15:25

Superfood Water

Thomas Hartwig
Leogant, Founder

Knowshop

15:00 - 16:00

You Taste With All Your Senses

Barry C. Smith
University of London, Professor

Workshop

15:00 - 15:15

Fabian Vogelsteller - AMA

Fabian Vogelsteller
Ethereum, Lead Dapp Developer

Ask Me Anything

15:15

15:20 - 15:35

Straight to Your Sofa: Sports and Live Entertainment in VR

Miheer Walavalkar
LiveLike VR, CBO

Ignite Talk

15:15 - 15:25

Urban commute, Jim. But not as we know it.

Jyri Engeström
Jaiku & Ditto, Founder

Ignite Talk

15:20 - 15:50

Technology and the Future of Chinese Music

Yu Zeng
Pilot Music & Technology, GM

J Fever
LeTV’s Hip Hop Channel, Hip-Hop Artist/TV Host

Xiaohan Guo
Musikid, Vice President

Panel Session

15:15 - 15:30

Patrycja Slawuta - AMA

Patrycja Slawuta
SelfHackathon, Founder

Ask Me Anything

15:30

15:30 - 15:45

Taking the Stress Out of Sleep

Gabriel Flateman
Casper, Co-Founder & CTO

Ignite Talk

15:40 - 15:55

Another Space

Chris Bird
United Visual Artists, Co-Founder & Director

Ignite Talk

15:30 - 15:55

FOMO on AI? Let's Identify Your Low-Hanging Fruits!

Christoph Auer-Welsbach
IBM Watson, Partner Innovation

Knowshop

15:30 - 15:55

Fireside Chat

Caterina Fake
Flickr, Co-Founder

Ida Tin
Clue, CEO

Tête-à-Tête

15:30 - 17:00

Hardware Pitch

15:30 - 15:45

Muneeb Ali - AMA

Muneeb Ali
Blockstack Labs, Co-Founder

Ask Me Anything

15:45

15:50 - 16:05

Don't Arrest Me

Susan Danziger
Ziggeo, Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

15:45 - 16:00

Thomas Hartwig

Thomas Hartwig
Leogant, Founder

Ask Me Anything

16:00

16:10 - 16:25

Using Live Social Media to Track the Unknown: A Refugee Journey

Paul Ronzheimer
BILD, Chief Int. Correspondent

Ignite Talk

16:00 - 16:10

Music as Precision Medicine

Marko Ahtisaari
Sync Project, Co-Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

16:00 - 16:15

How and Why Social Media Changes Our Everyday Behavior?

Suvi Uski
Helsinki Society, Social Media Researcher

Ignite Talk

16:00 - 16:25

China's Tech Sector's Investment in the West: Sophie Yu - Ask Me Anything

Sophie Yu
CICC, Executive Director

Ask Me Anything

16:00 - 16:15

Resilient Intentional Communities

Katiyana Kittay
Burning Man, Event Producer

Ignite Talk

16:00 - 17:00

You Taste With All Your Senses (Round Two)

Barry C. Smith
University of London, Professor

Workshop

16:00 - 16:15

Mait Müntel - AMA

Mait Müntel
Lingvist, Co-Founder

Ask Me Anything

16:15

16:15 - 16:30

Rideable Technology and the Cities of the Future

Ryan Evans
Inboard Technology, CEO

Ignite Talk

16:20 - 16:30

Is the Conventional Concept of Family-Kept Privacy Dead?

Richard Muirhead
Open Ocean, General Partner

Ignite Talk

16:20 - 16:45

Blockchains in a Big Data World

Trent McConaghy
BigchainDB , CTO

Knowshop

16:15 - 16:30

Susan Danziger - AMA

Susan Danziger
Ziggeo, Founder & CEO

Ask Me Anything

16:30

16:30 - 16:45

Baking in Social Good From the Start - Building a Socially Conscious Company

Susan McPherson
McPherson Strategies, Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

16:35 - 17:00

Everything is Designed

Paola Antonelli
The MoMA, Senior Curator

Luke Woods
Facebook, Head of Product Design

Moderator:

Anne Pascual
IDEO, Design Director

Tête-à-Tête

16:35 - 16:45

The Creative Paradox: Cooking Sheep

Daniel Ospina
Conductal, Co-Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

16:30 - 16:45

Let’s Drink Baijiu - the Most Popular Spirit in China

Matthias Heger
Capital Spirits Ltd., Co-Founder

Ignite Talk

16:30 - 16:45

Kim Baden-Kristensen - AMA

Kim Baden-Kristensen
Brain+, CEO

Ask Me Anything

16:45

16:50 - 17:30

The Bits Trickling into your Brain - How Persuasive Technologies are Changing your Mind

Ger Baron
CTO Amsterdam

Harri Oinas-Kukkonen
University of Oulu,

Alexander Mankowsky
Daimler, Future Studies Ideation

Moderator:

Nicolas Zimmer
Technology Foundation, CEO

Panel Session

16:50 - 17:00

Building a Banking Platform for Digital Business

Marko Wenthin
solaris Bank, CEO

Ignite Talk

16:45 - 17:00

Ryan Evans

Ryan Evans
Inboard Technology, CEO

Ask Me Anything