Digital Week Kiel 2019

THE NORTH IS CALLING

Join us for the 3rd Digital Week in Kiel, Germany, from September 7 – 14, 2019.

Located in the heart of Northern Europe and at the gateway to Scandinavia, Kiel’s Digital Week is a conference gathering entrepreneurs, academia and corporations to discuss, define and sculpt our digital future. 2019’s topics will be announced in January. Interested in speaking at the event? We invite applications for our speaking slots.

For more details, please contact our community manager, Kathrin Reinicke at kreinicke@kiwi-kiel.de or get in touch with our Silicon Valley Team at 650-387-9086 or at info@inno-north.com.

Ahoi, Digital Week Kiel

 

WHEN IS #DIWOKIEL 2019 TAKING PLACE?

The Digitale Woche Kiel 2019 (Digital Week Kiel 2019), #diwokiel for short, takes place from 7th-14th September 2019.

WHY IS THERE A #DIWOKIEL?

Digitization in many areas of our lives affects us all. No paradigm shift in the last 100 years has so dramatically changed our coexistence, our pro-fessional or our entrepreneurial actions.

Day by day, we learn to live and work with the progressive digital trans-formation. But many questions remain: How will our daily lives change in the longer term through these new possibilities? What will our day-to-day working lives look like in the future? What do we need to be able to do, to find or keep a job in the digital working world? What are the vi-sions of digital start-ups? What change processes are established and traditional businesses undergoing? How will we learn at school and in our lives in the future? How will democracy and political awareness change in a digital society? In order to find answers to these and other questions, #diwokiel was launched as a macrosocial project, ‚by everyone for everyone‘, so that we can all jointly shape its contents, allowing everybody to share the benefits. Citizens, companies and institutions can experience digital transformation holistically and in practice during the Digitale Woche Kiel. #diwokiel provides a framework in which key players from business, politics and society can network with each other.

WHAT ARE #DIWOKIEL’S GOALS?

  • The Digitale Woche Kiel pursues two primary objectives:
    To develop Kiel into a city in which digitalisation is holistically understood and ac-tively co-determined by its citizens.
  • To develop Kiel into a location where digital transformation is suc-cessfully implemented in all companies, thereby increasing its na-tional and international appeal.

WHAT HAPPENS AT #DIWOKIEL?

Under the umbrella of the Digitale Woche Kiel, events offered by a varie-ty of participants will be scheduled together and communicated jointly. In addition to presenting the latest digital technologies, the diverse participants from business, science, politics and society focus in particular on innovative event formats. From the digital classroom, to changing values in a digital society, right through to the use of robots in nursing care – these diverse topics particularly encourage interested citizens to join a week-long intensive dialogue with the digital movers and shakers.

WHO CAN PRESENT EVENTS?

Once again in 2019, everyone is welcome to participate. Companies, edu-cational and scientific institutions, chambers, associations, organisations, as well as all groups and individuals are invited to use the Digitale Woche Kiel platform, and also to help shape it. If you have any questions about registering an event, please contact programm@digitalewochekiel.de at any time.

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT AN EVENT?

Starting in May 2019, events can be registered via the Digitale Woche Kiel website at www.digitalewochekiel.de. If there are any questions in advance, always feel free to contact us via programm@digitalewochekiel.de.

WHO ACTUALLY COMES TO #DIWOKIEL?

Those who come to the Digitale Woche Kiel include:

  • people who help shape our economy and society, including the digi-tal possibilities;
  • people who are interested in the changes brought about by digitization, and would like to experience this holistically and in practice;
  • people who want to network with others who are also interested in digitalisation;
  • employees from all sectors, who are undergoing a process of trans-formation, or need to start one.

WHO IS THE ORGANIZER?

The City of Kiel

WHO SUPPORTS #DIWOKIEL?

The Digitale Woche Kiel is supported by a large number of partners. In particular, these are the people and organizations that present individual events, and also the cooperation partners that support #diwokiel 2019 with their ideas, contacts, active participation and by providing rooms. They include: Kiel University, DiWiSH, Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Kiel Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK Kiel), Kiel-Marketing, KiWi GmbH, the Schleswig-Holstein state government, Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design (MHK), the public broadcaster Offener Kanal Kiel, opencampus.sh, RBZ Kiel, the UKSH and Webmontag Kiel.

WHAT ARE THE TOPICS?

There will be some key topics for the #diwokiel 2019, which have not been selected yet. You are welcome to follow our social media accounts, where you will be updated about all news.

Five key topics were in focus at #diwokiel 2018:

  • Education & science
  • Politics & society
  • Health
  • Economy
  • Culture & entertainment

WHERE ARE THE EVENTS TAKING PLACE?

The #diwokiel 2019 will take place in some of the best locations Kiel has to offer, quite likely with a nautical ambience. As soon as the locations for the Digitale Woche Kiel 2019 are fixed, we will announce them.

WHERE AND WHEN CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT THE EVENTS ON OFFER?

The Digitale Woche Kiel 2019 programme will be published online in June, on the Digitale Woche Kiel website (www.digitalewochekiel.de). Current information is also available in the blog on the #diwokiel Facebook page or you use the hashtag #diwokiel for searching. A printed programme will be published in August 2019.

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