The first event of its kind for Design Thinking worldwide, the “d.confestival“ is the destination for multidisciplinary thinkers travelling to Potsdam to collaboratively impact the future of Design Thinking in the fields of management, learning and research.
On their 3-day journey, visionary participants will experience an exceptionally productive atmosphere created by merging the focus of a conference and the fun of a festival.
Design Thinkers, innovators and creative pioneers like Hasso Plattner, David Kelley and Oliviero Toscani interact in vibrant open formats with international experts. The aim of the three-day conference: The development of innovative ideas, concepts and user-centered creative processes as the raw material for the competitive advantage of tomorrow.
The d.confestival will take place on the campus of the Hasso Plattner Institute. The 30,000 square meter area is located in the surrounding of Potsdam-Babelsberg at Griebnitzsee, very close to Berlin.
Host of the d.confestival is the HPI School of Desgin Thinking. It is Europe's first school of innovation based on the model of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design in Palo Alto at Stanford University.
To promote a special innovation culture the Hasso Plattner Institute has been offering the first advanced academic training in Design Thinking in Europe since October 2007 under the supervision of Prof. Uli Weinberg.