July 14th 2016 – Tech Open Air `

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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 Foyer A Foyer B Raft Forest Startup Stage Secret Garden
9:00

9:00 - 10:00

Art Exhibiton: 09:00-17:00

Juliet Kothe

Installation

9:00 - 17:00

ART EXHIBITION: Roman Lipski & YQP

Roman Lipski & YQP

Installation

9:00 - 10:00

educatedbody (DJ)

Music

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

10:00 - 10:25

New Capabilities with Neural Networks

Serkan Piantino
Facebook, Former Co-Director Of AI, Facebook

Keynote

10:00 - 17:00

Tetra Tetris

Marie-Luise Schade
Code Week Award, Organizer

Matthias Löwe
Technologiestiftung Berlin, Projectmanager

Workshop

10:00 - 10:25

#REVIENSLEON or How the French Tech Ecosystem is Going Global (Presented by #REVIENSLEON)

Panel Session

10:00 - 11:25

MOVED TO THE KULTURE SAAL: Music Meets Tech (presented by Berlin Music Commission & Clubcommission Berlin)

10:15

10:25 - 10:35

The Future of Living

James Scott
The Collective, COO

Ignite Talk

10:30

10:30 - 10:40

Crowdfunding a Skyscraper! The Future of Financing and Investing

Rodrigo Niño
Prodigy Network, Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

10:40 - 10:55

Beyond the Algorithm: Discovering Music Withouts Lists and Grids

Randy Breen
mappable, CEO

Ignite Talk

10:30 - 10:55

Distributed Teams and Location-Independent Lives

Bruno Haid
Roam, Founder & CEO

Karoli Hindriks
Jobbatical, CEO

Knowshop

10:40 - 10:55

Learning to Love the Robot or How to Make Scary Tech Palatable

Justin Evans
LANDR, Co-Founder & CCO

Ignite Talk

10:30 - 10:45

Smart Scaling - Getting Payments Right (Presented by Ingenico ePayments)

Maeve Quigley
Ingenico ePayments, Business Development

Ignite Talk

10:45

10:45 - 10:55

Burning Man: Revolutionary Community Building

Bear Kittay
Burning Man, Social Alchemist

Ignite Talk

11:00

11:00 - 11:15

Origins of the Computer

Horst Zuse
TU Berlin,

Ignite Talk

11:00 - 11:40

In Bed with a Corporate? One-Night Stand or Long-Lasting Relationship?

Felix Anthonj
flexperto, Founder and CEO

Gregor Gimmy
BMW Startup Garage, Founder & Head

Bastian Schmidtke
orderbird, Founder & CPO

Moderator:

Julian Kawohl
HTW Berlin, Professor

Panel Session

11:00 - 11:25

Adaptive Music - a New Era in Music?

Lars Rasmussen
Weav Music, Co-Founder

Knowshop

11:00 - 11:15

Adam Perlis - AMA

Adam Perlis
Time.com, Design Director

Ask Me Anything

11:00 - 11:25

Move Your Mind - Get a Stronger and Healthier Brain

Kim Baden-Kristensen
Brain+, CEO

Knowshop

11:00 - 11:20

Fireside with Fabian and Ferry

Ferry Heilemann
DailyDeal, Co-Founder

Fabian Heilemann
Dailydeal, Co-Founder

Moderator:

Nikolas Woischnik
Tech Open Air Berlin, Founder

Fireside Chat

11:15

11:20 - 11:35

A Brave New Cannabis World

Ben Larson
Gateway, Co-Founder

Ignite Talk

11:15 - 11:25

Feeding Ten Billion People: How?

Siraj Khaliq
Atomico, Partner

Ignite Talk

11:15 - 11:30

Horst Zuse - AMA

Horst Zuse
TU Berlin,

Ask Me Anything

11:30

11:40 - 11:55

From the Hospital to Real Life: How Medical Wearables are Changing the Future

Matteo Lai
Empatica, CEO

Ignite Talk

11:30 - 11:40

Insects: Food for the World and Beyond

Perttu Karjalainen
EntoCube, Co-Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

11:30 - 11:55

Läuft bei uns – What we can Learn From German Hip Hop

Davide Bortot
A Color Bright, Founder

Knowshop

11:30 - 11:45

Stephanie Alys - AMA

Stephanie Alys
MysteryVibe, Co-Founder & CPO

Ask Me Anything

11:30 - 11:55

Crowdsourcing Innovation for the likes of NASA and Forbes

Nadav Wilf
HeroX, CPO

Knowshop

11:40 - 11:55

What Does AI Mean to a Three Year Old?

Matas Petrikas
Vai Kai, Co-Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

11:30 - 13:00

MOVED TO THE KULTURE SAAL: Pitch-Nic

11:45

11:45 - 11:55

Computational Aesthetics - Finding Beautiful Images by Machine Learning

Lorenz Aschoff
EyeEm, Co-Founder & CPO

Ignite Talk

11:45 - 11:55

Working with Data: The Next Frontier for Designers

James Haliburton
Topp, Co-Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

11:45 - 12:00

Alix Fox - AMA

Alix Fox
Guardian, Erotic Journalist

Ask Me Anything

12:00

12:00 - 12:15

Design and Violence

Paola Antonelli
The MoMA, Senior Curator

Ignite Talk

12:00 - 12:15

Democratising VR

Michael Ronen
Splash, Co-Founder

Ignite Talk

12:00 - 12:25

Break Down the Problem or Break Down!

Scott Croyle
Nextbit, CPO & CDO

Moderator:

Maurizio Pesce
WIRED Italy, Senior Tech Editor

Fireside Chat

12:00 - 12:15

How I Raised and Blew $250M and What it Means For My New Gig!

Dave Mathews
NewAer , CEO

Ignite Talk

12:00 - 12:15

Davide Bortot - AMA

Davide Bortot
A Color Bright, Founder

Ask Me Anything

12:00 - 12:25

Collective Silence

Leon Kirchhoff
Medi-Club | Berlin, Meditator

Walther Wegner
Medi-Club | Berlin, Meditator

Workshop

12:00 - 12:10

Bots - Hype or Future?

Navid Hadzaad
Angel.ai, Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

12:15

12:20 - 12:30

How I Created The World’s First Mobile Social Network

Neeraj Jhanji
Tinker/AirMount, Founder

Ignite Talk

12:20 - 12:35

The Livestream Revolution

Jesse Hertzberg
Livestream, CEO

Ignite Talk

12:20 - 12:35

Saving Lives, Killing Jobs: the Coming Transportation Revolution

Moshe Vardi
Rice University, Professor

Ignite Talk

12:15 - 12:30

Harri Oinas-Kukkonen - AMA

Harri Oinas-Kukkonen
University of Oulu,

Ask Me Anything

12:15 - 12:25

Online Payment is Boring and Impersonal - How to Make it Fun and Individual

Michael Rolph
Yoyo Wallet, Co-Founder & CRO

Ignite Talk

12:30

12:35 - 13:00

Fireside Chat with Dominik Richter

Dominik Richter
HelloFresh, Co-Founder & CEO

Moderator:

Robin Wauters
Tech.eu, Founding Editor

Fireside Chat

12:40 - 12:55

Sensory Aesthetics: Driving the Way We Consume the Planet

Charles Michel
Crossmodalism, Co-Founder

Ignite Talk

12:30 - 12:45

Your Gateway to Digitally Decoding the Arab Market

Amira Azzouz
Fustany, Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Ignite Talk

12:40 - 12:55

Hacking the World with Artificial Intelligence

Riva-Melissa Tez
Permutation Ventures, CEO

Ignite Talk

12:30 - 12:45

Ben Larson - AMA

Ben Larson
Gateway, Co-Founder

Ask Me Anything

12:30 - 12:45

The New Industrial (Food) Revolution

Dario Galbiati Alborghetti
Atlantic Food Labs, MD

Ignite Talk

12:30 - 12:55

Protecting Spaces Through Digital Tools (presented by Clubcommission Berlin & Berlin Music Commission)

Thomas Scheele
Clubcommission Berlin, Project Developer

Konrad Braun
openberlin, Co-Founder

Knowshop

12:45

12:50 - 13:00

Data, Data, Data: Big, Shared, Private, Protected, Stolen

Jodok Batlogg
Crate.IO, Founder & CTO

Ignite Talk

12:45 - 13:00

Nada Wilf - AMA

Nadav Wilf
HeroX, CPO

Ask Me Anything

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

The Zap Show (live)

Music

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

14:00 - 14:25

Why the Next Big Thing in Tech is Disrupting Sex

Cindy Gallop
MakeLoveNotPorn, Founder & CEO

Keynote

14:00 - 14:25

Brainwave Music

Ulf Schöneberg
unbelievable machine, Data Scientist

Knowshop

14:00 - 14:25

Virtual Worlds, Transformational Festival Cultural Ethos, and the future of Social VR

Nathan Levin
IMVU, Producer

Knowshop

14:00 - 14:15

Jazmin Hupp - AMA

Jazmin Hupp
Women Grow, Co-Founder

Ask Me Anything

14:15

14:15 - 14:30

Ray Noori - AMA

Ray Noori
Block Zero, Co-Founder & CEO

Ask Me Anything

14:30

14:30 - 14:55

Balancing Order And Chaos In The User Experience

Katie Dill
Airbnb, Director of UX Design

Ignite Talk

14:30 - 14:40

Kickstarting Your Idea - a First Hand Experience

Nikolaj Hviid
Bragi, Founder & CEO

Ignite Talk

14:30 - 14:55

The Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship and How to Ride it Like a PRO

Patrycja Slawuta
SelfHackathon, Founder

Knowshop

14:30 - 14:45

What's Your Collaborative Learning Plan?

Christine Renaud
E-180, CEO

Knowshop

14:30 - 14:55

Accelerated Learning: Science, Habits, and Technologies that Help You Thrive

Niklas Jansen
Blinkist, Co-Founder

Knowshop

14:30 - 14:45

Neeraj Jhanji - AMA

Neeraj Jhanji
Tinker/AirMount, Founder

Ask Me Anything

14:45

14:45 - 14:55

Subatomic Particles and Definite Articles: Applying Nuclear Sciences To Language Learning

Mait Müntel
Lingvist, Co-Founder

Ignite Talk

14:45 - 15:00

Daniel Mullins - AMA

Daniel Mullins
Pony Island, Indie Game Developer

Ask Me Anything

15:00

15:00 - 15:15

Mission to the Moon

Robert Böhme
PTScientists, CEO

Ignite Talk

15:00 - 15:25

Wearables for the Future

Martin Weigel
Max-Planck-Institute, Doctoral Researcher

Matteo Lai
Empatica, CEO

Moderator:

Karsten Lemm
WIRED Germany, Senior Editor

Panel Session

15:00 - 15:25

Holacracy: Distributed Intelligence to Unlock Brainpower

Sofie Quidenus
Qidenus Technologies, Founder & CEO

Knowshop

15:00 - 15:25

A Conversation with Laurel Halo (Presented by Red Bull Studios)

Laurel Halo
, Musician/DJ

Peter Kirn
Create Digital Media, Founder

Tête-à-Tête

15:00 - 15:25

Creativity is Physical

Barbara Droubay
Life Artists, Founder

Knowshop

15:00 - 15:10

How Learning Together Brings the World Closer (Presented by Tandem)

Arnd Aschentrup
Tandem, Co-Founder & CEO

Panel Session

15:00 - 15:15

Christine Renaud

Christine Renaud
E-180, CEO

Ask Me Anything

15:15

15:20 - 15:55

Tech for the Greater Good: Solutions for the Refugee Crisis

Markus Kreßler
Kiron, Co-Founder & MD

Paula Schwarz
Startupboat, Founder

Sajida Altaya
Kiron, Engineering Student

Sebastian Stricker
ShareTheMeal, Founder

Moderator:

Mike Butcher
TechCrunch, Editor at Large

Panel Session

15:15 - 15:25

Eventbrite's Playbook for International Growth (Presented by Eventbrite)

Renaud Visage
Eventbrite, Co-Founder and CTO

Ignite Talk

15:15 - 15:30

Eamonn Carey - AMA

Eamonn Carey
Techstars, Managing Director

Ask Me Anything

15:30

15:30 - 15:55

"Do Me Up The Bot" - Sex, Robotics and the Future of Fornication

Alix Fox
Guardian, Erotic Journalist

Andrew Smart
Author

Stephanie Alys
MysteryVibe, Co-Founder & CPO

Moderator:

Alexander Görlach
The European, Publisher

Panel Session

15:30 - 15:55

The Internet's Missing Layer of Trust

Muneeb Ali
Blockstack Labs, Co-Founder

Knowshop

15:30 - 15:55

The Unfound Secret - Community Building By Hiding Secrets In The Game

Daniel Mullins
Pony Island, Indie Game Developer

Knowshop

15:30 - 15:55

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

Vishen Lakhiani
Mindvalley, Founder & CEO

Knowshop

15:40 - 15:55

Founders' Favorite Cities in Europe (Presented by Startup Heatmap Europe)

Thomas Kösters
Startup Heatmap, Co-Initiator

Ignite Talk

15:30 - 15:45

Niklas Jansen - AMA

Niklas Jansen
Blinkist, Co-Founder

Ask Me Anything

15:45

15:45 - 16:00

Amira Azzouz - AMA

Amira Azzouz
Fustany, Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Ask Me Anything

16:00

16:00 - 16:25

Designing for Social Good

Luke Woods
Facebook, Head of Product Design

Ignite Talk

16:00 - 16:25

Art & AI - The Artificial Muse

Florian Dohmann
Artist

Matthaus Krzykowski
Salisbury Ventures, Founder & MD

Roman Lipski
Artist

Moderator:

Jan Kage
Das Arty, Director

Panel Session

16:00 - 16:15

15 Minutes of Privacy

Eric Léandri
Qwant, CEO

Ignite Talk

16:00 - 16:10

Why Fintech is the Coolest Industry in Tech to Work in Right Now

Ramin Niroumand
FinLeap, Co-Founder & Partner

Ignite Talk

16:00 - 16:15

Drink Yourself Smart

Lia Schmökel
NOURI, Co-Founder

Danielle Sheridan
NOURI, Co-Founder

Ignite Talk

16:00 - 16:25

Come and Get to Know Four Amazing Hungarian Teams (Presented by the Hungarian National Trading House and Design Terminal - National Center for Creative Industries)

László Békéssy
tryFruit Coder Academy, Founder & CEO

Almos Sarkozi
NEON Smart Home, Head of Product Development

Marcell Kovacs
L!BER8 TECHNOLOGY, Business Executive

Norbert Berényi
Roxxare, CEO

16:00 - 16:15

Barbara Droubay - AMA

Barbara Droubay
Life Artists, Founder

Ask Me Anything

16:15

16:20 - 16:35

Designing Interfaces for Today and Tomorrow’s Devices

Thomas Gayno
Spotify, Product Lead

Ignite Talk

16:20 - 16:45

Prototyping Society

Jenn Sander
Burning Man, Global Initiatives

Knowshop

16:15 - 16:30

Martin Weigel - AMA

Martin Weigel
Max-Planck-Institute, Doctoral Researcher

Ask Me Anything

16:30

16:30 - 16:55

Keynote

Yancey Strickler
Kickstarter, Co-Founder & CEO

Keynote

16:30 - 17:00

Flavour & Sound Painting

Charles Michel

Chris Lloyd

Daniel Ospina

Performance

16:30 - 16:45

Moshe Vardi - AMA

Moshe Vardi
Rice University, Professor

Ask Me Anything

16:45