Thank you for being part of something truly special
In 2018, more than 16,000 curious humans gathered in Copenhagen on September 5-9 for the second year of Techfestival to explore the impact of technology on our lives
During the course of five days, 200+ events took place in Kødbyen, Copenhagen’s iconic Meatpacking District. Together with people of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities, we explored the relationship between humans & technology.
Throughout the festival, many extraordinary moments occurred. Whilst some were planned, others just happened out of the willfulness of participants: Our think tank ‘150’ produced the Copenhagen Catalog of 150 principles for a new direction in technology. Incredible keynote speakers – from Claire L. Evans to Bruce Sterling – provided inspirational food for thought every night. And 250+ co-hosts took us on multiple deep dives into the most burning topics on technology, creating truly participatory conversations in Sessions and Summits across the festival. Finally, a lot of beer was drunk, beats were danced to, and high-fives and hugs passed around like wildfire. And this is just the beginning.
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Humans of Techfestival
Techfestival is a collaborative platform, and each year, we rely on hundreds of humans to co-create the experience. Last year, 250+ humans from all around the world contributed to the festival program via events and sessions-hosting, and 140 volunteers shared their energy and welcomed a multitude of curious participants with a smile. But most of all, we were blown away by the 16,229 people who supported Techfestival by registering to join our Sessions and Summits. In doing so, you helped create a truly participatory conversation on the burning questions of tech.
- 16,000+ humans took part in our events
- 200+ Sessions, Summits, open-air talks, installations & social events
- 250+ co-creators making magic happen
- 300+ speakers sharing their thoughts and beliefs
- 35+ countries represented
- 140 volunteers making the festival a reality
- See the complete “Humans of Techfestival” album
- View the highlights of Day 1: The Grand Opening
- View the highlights of Day 2: Thursday Deep-dive
- View the highlights of Day 3: Real talk
- View the highlights of Day 4: Final night at Kødbyen
We’ve decided to let you, the participants, co-creators- speakers, partners, and everyone else who helped make the atmosphere, tell your story about Techfestival, here:
The Copenhagen Catalog
During Techfestival 2018, our think tank ‘150’ convened 150 digital thinkers and practitioners from all parts of the world in Copenhagen for an intense 48-hour session on the current state of technological progress. The result is a set of 150 guiding principles for everyone who shapes technology today: The Copenhagen Catalog, a new direction for a tech industry that is slowly waking up to its societal challenges.
The principles as designed as posters and made available to the public. Find, sign, print and share the principles of the Copenhagen Catalog here: copenhagencatalog.org
Thank you to our partners
A lot of people contributed to making Techfestival a reality. In particular, we wish to thank our partners who were early believers in this project. We would not be able to do this without your incredible love and support.
Get ready for 2019!
Your Techfestival Team