Join a panel of leaders from design, tech and higher education for presentations and a town hall discussion at Edenspiekermann to develop goals and practices to move toward leadership equality. Hosted by Edenspiekermann and WebVisions.
Badge pick-up at Edenspiekermann (Potsdamer Strasse 83, 10785 Berlin). Coffee and danishes served. Meet fellow attendees.
Provided by WebVisions.
Drinks and snacks. Hang out with the crew.
An awesome lineup of speakers, including Nathan Shedroff, Lauren Lucchese, Brandon Schmittling and more!
Nathan Shedroff, “Redefining Design Value – to Business and Society”
Lauren Lucchese, “Designing with Words: Content Strategy in the Design Process”
Brandon Schmittling, “Conspiracy Theories and UX”
Steven Cook, “Lessons I’ve Learned as a Designer”
Following his studies in graphic design, Steven—a California native—continued his education at the advertising department of Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena. Over the last 15 years, he has worked for international consumer brands including Marc Jacobs, Red Bull and Quiksilver, as well as the high-end industrial lighting company Zumtobel. Steven places people at the centre of his work. He focuses on the concept and design of contemporary brands in relation to the connected experience. He is driven to create relevance by connecting people with one another. Steven is also a guest typography lecturer at Miami Ad School in Berlin.
Christian Hanke is a Partner and Creative Director at Edenspiekermann, with a focus on content-driven experiences. His clients range from start-ups like GetYourGuide and Blloon, to media outlets such as Zeit Online, Ringier and The Economist. He also provides global content for brands like Red Bull and their Media House. He works with agile teams to create useful products, always with consideration for the user, and a focus on rich narratives and attention to detail. As a designer he has won many awards, including the Red Dot: Best of the Best award for design.
Lauren is a UX Content Strategist at Capital One, where she employs a content-first design approach to help create digital experiences that feel like meaningful, personalized conversations with customers.
Brandon is a Senior Interaction Designer at Huge in Brooklyn, NY and is responsible for leading projects in the user experience department at their Brooklyn office. He currently oversees a replatforming project for Google's DoubleClick work and frequently contributes to new business pitch efforts.
Nathan was the founder and chair of the ground-breaking Design MBA programs at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, CA. This program prepares the next-generation of innovation leaders for a world that is profitable, sustainable, ethical, and truly meaningful by uniting the perspectives of systems thinking, design thinking, sustainability, and generative leadership into a holistic strategic framework.
Berlin is a city of art, architecture, design and culture. It’s the second largest city in Europe in geographic size, and it has several centers rather than one “downtown” area. Save some time to savor all that Berlin has to offer…here are a few of our favorites:
Berliner Unterwelten Society will take you on a tour of Berlin’s eerie and awesome underground civilian air raid shelters, a network of rooms and tunnels that were used during the Berlin bombing campaigns during World War II. Left largely untouched since the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961, the shelters will certainly leave you with a deep understanding of what it was like to live in Berlin during the war. There are no advance reservations for tours, so check their website and arrive early to reserve your ticket. The tour office and tickets are available next the southern exit of the U8 station Gesundbrunnen.
The Brandenburg Gate was erected between 1788 and 1791 and designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans, whose vision was inspired by the Propyläen in Athens’ Acropolis. A former symbol of the divided city, the Brandenburg gate drew visitors who climbed an observation platform to get a glimpse of the world behind the Iron Curtain – on the other side of the barren “death-strip” separated east from west Berlin, geographically and politically.
Berlin’s Museum Island is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites and home to the city’s most important exhibition centres: the Altes Museum (Old Museum), the Neues Museum (New Museum) the Bode Museum, the Pergamon Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery). The collections in these buildings encompass over 6,000 years of art and cultural history. The Berlin Stadtschloss (Royal Palace) also once stood on the island; however it was demolished during the GDR era, and replaced by the Palace of the Republic. There are plans to reconstruct the building in the coming years.
Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial, located in Mitte on a stretch of the former “death strip”, where the Wall once stood near the Brandenburg Gate, is Berlin’s stunning monument to the Holocaust, dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide of World War II. Impressive in its awesome grey soberness, rather than sombreness, it includes an underground Ort der Information (Information Centre) located on the south-eastern side of the memorial grounds, accessible via two flights of stairs or a lift.
Absinth is not for everybody, but if you love strong liquorice, you should stop in at the Absinth Depot. A Tastings are available and everything absinth related is for sale. This sweet little shop may look like Grandma’s house, but their drinks pack a punch you won’t see coming.