d.confestival 2017: Call for Participation

Our Call for Participation has begun! Join in and take over an active part at the next d.confestival, which will take place from 14 to 16 September 2017. The d.confestival is a unique event that brings together international innovators and multidisciplinary thinkers from management, education and research. 1,000 participants and 150 speakers from 350 companies and 40 nations are expected.

Along with the exceptional character of this event, we decided to leave enough free space for design thinkers around the globe who want to make a valuable contribution within Design Thinking. Pioneers, who have a good idea and want to share insights with other Design Thinkers, are welcome to send us a proposal until March 15th.

We are looking for your ideas!

You have a good idea and want to share insights with other Design Thinkers? You might be eager to offer a workshop, a discussion session, a movie session, a play reading, or whatever format is interesting to you. Creativity, innovation and originality is what we are looking for.

You can choose between three categories

  • Short-Presentations “Tell us your Design Thinking learning journey”
  • Workshops
  • Activities


  • Submit your proposal as a PPT/PDF document in English (max. 4 pages) and (optional) as a video of up to 2 minutes.
  • You can use this template to visualize your learning journey
  • Send your contribution till March 15, 2017 to dconfestival2017(at)hpi.de with the subject “Call for Participation”.
  • Upload your video on WeTransfer till March 15, 2017 and send it to dconfestival2017(at)hpi.de with the subject “Call for Participation”.

Dates & Deadlines

  • Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Notifcation of acceptance: April 30, 2017
  • Your performance at d.confestival: Sept. 14 – 16, 2017

We really look forward to all of your ideas – they are what make the d.confestival such a unique event for all of us. All information regarding the Call can be found here.

More Information

Call for Participation (pdf)
Infobooklet (pdf)
d.confestival Website