The Design Thinking ImpAct Conference will take place on Campus II of Hasso Plattner Institute, and online, on September 15th and 16th, 2022. The beautiful lakeside campus is located in the surroundings of Potsdam-Babelsberg at Griebnitzsee, very close to Berlin. With the HPI D-School, HPI Academy, HPI School of Entrepreneurship, the Chair of Design Thinking and Innovation Research and openHPI, Hasso Plattner Institute's innovation community gathers on Campus II creating a unique atmosphere.


The various keynote presentations, panel discussions, and workshops will be held in the new building L of HPI as well as the building of the HPI D-School and the HPI Academy at August-Bebel-Str. 88, 14482 Potsdam, Germany, and of course online on our digital event platform Let's Get Digital.


Travel and accommodation information for on-site participants


If you are joining us on-site, you can find some information regarding directions and accommodation below:

go by train

From Berlin central station/Zoologischer Garten take S-Bahn line S7, destination Potsdam central station, and travel to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee (travel time approx. 35 min).

From Potsdam central station take S-Bahn line S7, destination Ahrensfelde, to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee (travel time approx. 10 min).

Plan your trip

Campus Map

The keynotes, panels and workshops will take place at HPI Campus II - building L, building D, and building E. The center of the Design Thinking ImpAct Conference will be building L.

See Campus Map

go by taxi

Taxi rides from Berlin central station cost between 50 and 60 euros and take approx. 45 minutes. From Berlin Brandenburg Airport it costs between 50 and 60 euros and takes 60 minutes.

A taxi ride from Potsdam central station takes around 15 minutes and costs about 10 euro.

from the airport

From BER Airport: Take bus line BER2, destination Potsdam central station. Switch to line S7, destination Ahrensfelde, to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee (70min, ticket ABC) or take Regionalbahn RB22, destination Potsdam-Griebnitzsee, till the end of the line (70 min, ticket ABC). 

Plan your trip 


Explore the historical atmosphere of Potsdam with its many palaces and historic quarters or dive into the bustling cultural scene of Berlin with its museums, clubs, and concerts.

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