The Speakers

Dr. Arno Schimpf
Speaker

Arno is a psychologist and sports/ training scientist and is called the “gold maker” by insiders. After successfully working and coaching Olympic and top athletes, teams and coaches for more than 35 years, he started to share his knowledge of the elite sports towards companies and institutions. Get ready to learn more about the “Flow” Moment that every athlete knows and uses for his ultimate triumph.

What do you hope our audience feels after your talk, in 5 words? – Enthusiasm for your own life.

When was the last time you discovered a hidden treasure? – Sitting at about 5 o’clock in the morning, in front of a mountain hut and looking into the endless valley. I was seized by such deep inner serenity and life satisfaction, as I had never experienced before.

Besides your idea worth sharing, what do we need to know about you? – A curious whiz, an indulgence, a sportsman, a friend.

Aniruddha Dutta
Speaker

Aniruddha is a PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute in Material Science and avid prizewinning Science slammer across Germany. He packs science, science communication, sports and music to his repertoire. As a science communicator, he calls himself a story-teller often making the hilarious and the profound share the same space and time. Get ready to see the world of science in a new way!

What do you hope our audience feels after your talk, in 5 words? – A heightened sense of perception/ awareness.

When was the last time you discovered a hidden treasure? – Being in science, you tend to discover a hidden treasure quite often. The ability to communicate, almost subliminally, with what I thought are inanimate objects, materials in my case, is quite thrilling. We often consider ourselves to be Captain Jack Sparrows of science, only hunting for physics driven theories at micro scales in materials.

Besides your idea worth sharing, what do we need to know about you? – I have done competitive rowing, trained in Indian Classical music and can spend hours in a museum.

Social Media: Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

Del Keens
Speaker

Del Keens is a Model and Founder of Misfit models in Berlin. Grew up in South East London, left school at the age of 15 and after some detours signed a model contract with Ugly Models in London. He worked in the fashion, music and TV industry around London and Europe before moving to Berlin. His apply: “Germany is in need of unconventional and original beauties, real people and If I can be a model then so can you!”

What do you hope our audience feels after your talk, in 5 words? – Was it worth it?

When was the last time you discovered a hidden treasure? – The last time I discovered a hidden treasure was Ronny who is a real German working man that has discovered he has a unique look and wants to show the world himself now.

Besides your idea worth sharing, what do we need to know about you? – My idea is that I came from nothing and I did something that gives other people a chance to be a somebody.

Social Media: Instagram / Twitter / Skype

Tyler Gage
Speaker

Tyler is an entrepreneur, author and speaker who uses wisdom from the Amazon and start-up success to bring innovation and inspiration to growing organizations. Since the age of 19, Tyler has been studying native plants and languages with indigenous elders in the Amazon rainforest. After graduating from Brown University, Tyler turned down a Fulbright grant to start RUNA, a social enterprise that makes clean energy drinks with guayusa, a rare Amazonian leaf, and improves livelihoods for thousands of indigenous farming families in Ecuador.

What do you hope our audience feels after your talk, in 5 words? – Enchantment and confidence in the power of dreams.

When was the last time you discovered a hidden treasure? – Discovering the incredible flavour of wild, perfectly ripe salmonberries in the woods of the North Cascade mountains.

Besides your idea worth sharing, what do we need to know about you? – I’m a staunch believer in the pursuit of “better,” and am cautious about the stressful obsession of pursuing “the best”.

Website:  tylergage.com

Madeleine Daria Alizadeh
Speaker

Madeleine is known for her blog “dariadaria“, one of the most-read blogs in German-speaking areas. Last year, she closed down her blog and dedicated herself to new projects such as producing the podcast “a mindful mess” and writing a green lifestyle column for the magazine “Wienerin”. She even runs a sustainable fashion label called “dariadéh”, with self-designed clothes. Her talk is about trust as our most important asset and moral “currency”. At a time when there are little transparency and much distrust, rebuilding trust is essential for a sustainable future and communities that support each other.

What do you hope our audience feels after your talk, in 5 words? – Empowerment, courage, trust, clarity and determination.

When was the last time you discovered a hidden treasure? – One month ago, when I learned that I’m going to become an aunt.

Besides your idea worth sharing, what do we need to know about you? – I love dachshund with short legs and drink almost 2 litres of tea per day.

Social Media: Instagram

Kathrin Brenker
Speaker

Dr. Kathrin Brenker pursued her PhD in the lab of Prof. Michael Reth at the MPI for Immunobiology and Epigenetics. During her PhD work she investigated the regulation and function of the Syk kinase and, among other approaches, used optogenetic tools to do so. As a consequence of her experience with the lack of efficient analysis tools for optogenetic research, she developed a novel illumination device that allows the combination of optogenetics with flow cytometry. A patent claim for this device was filed together with the University of Freiburg and Kathrin Brenker received an EXIST startup grant. With this grant, she and her two cofounders Raphael Holubarsch and Dr. Dirk Riemann work together as opto biolabs since April 2018. Together, they develop specialized illumination devices for optogenetic research to broaden the experimental possibilities and help moving this exciting technology forward.

What do you hope our audience feels after your talk, in 5 words? – Excited about the future.

When was the last time you discovered a hidden treasure? – Talking to scientists and entrepreneurs on a daily basis, I feel like discovering hidden treasures all the time!

Besides your idea worth sharing, what do we need to know about you? – I love sports (mountain biking, climbing, ski touring, kite surfing…) and music (play the piano and the oboe) and spicy dark chocolate ice cream.

Social Media: Facebook / LinkedIn / Twitter

Marcus Orlovsky
Host

Marcus Orlovsky is a serial entrepreneur, conference speaker, and moderator. Identifying opportunities, strategizing, overcoming challenges and ultimately succeeding is in his nature. Marcus has a background in finance and technology but for the last ten years he’s been working in education. He founded and runs a social enterprise Bryanston Square an organization committed to enhancing life chances through education. Which helps design schools and has programmes for students across the UK. Marcus is active in the technology and innovation: he delivered early TED talks and now hosts a number of international TEDx conferences where he meets over 200 game changers each year.