Innovative government requires creative bureaucrats and allies. Whether they’re shooting stars or silent heroes: For an entire week, we are putting them front and center and let them share their ideas and experiences.

Our speakers in 2020

Alex Roberts

Alex Roberts

OECD

Amalia Zepou

Amalia Zepou

Founder, Athens platform for Civil Society & Innovation

Anna Lisa Boni

Anna-Lisa Boni

Secretary General, Eurocities Brussels

Bernd Fesel

Bernd Fesel

European Creative Business Network (ECBN)

Caroline Paulick Thiel

Caroline Paulick-Thiel

Politics for Tomorrow

Charlot Schans

STIPO / Placemaking Europe

Christian Bason

Christian Bason

CEO, Danish Design Center

Claus Wechselmann

Claus Wechselmann

Geschäftsführer, PD - Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH

Daniela Hensel

Daniela Hensel

Fachbereich Design und Kultur, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

Doris Sommer

Doris Sommer

Director, Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University,

Edgar Pieterse

Edgar Pieterse

Sociologist, African Centre for Cities

Finn Williams

Finn Williams

Public Practice

Franz Reinhard Habbel

Franz-Reinhard Habbel

DStGB-Beigeordneter a.D., Publizist & Unternehmer

Frederik Lindegren

Fredrik Lindegren

Umeå

Placeholder Portait

Friederike Edel

Hochschule Darmstadt

Gabriella Gomez Montt

Gabriella Gomez-Mont

Laboratorio para la ciudad

Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

UCL

Hamdan Majeed

Hamdan Majeed

Executive Director, Think City

Harm Christian Tolden

Harm-Christian Tolden

Director, City of Bergen, Department of Climate, Culture & Business Development

Jaap Schoufour

Partner, STIPO

Jesper Christiansen

Jesper Christiansen

States of Change

Justyna Jochym

CEO, Adelaide Festival

Karl-Filip Coenegrachts

Cities of People

Kate Philip

Development Strategist & Supporter of the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention

katja Lindroos

Katja Lindroos

Founder and CEO, Nordic CityMaking Week / Urban Practice

Lina Liakou

Lina Liakou

Global Resilient Cities Network

Lisa Witter

Lisa Witter

Co-founder and Executive Chairperson, Apolitical

Margie Caust

Margie Caust

Urban Collaboration

Markus Feiler

Künstler

Maya Tan

Maya Tan

Content Curation & Communications, Think City

Nik Gowing

Nik Gowing

Thinking the Unthinkable

Norbert Herrmann

Norbert Herrmann

Norbert Herrmann

Peter Kurz

Peter Kurz

Mayor of Mannheim, Stadt Mannheim

Pier Luigi Sacco

Pier Luigi Sacco

Professor of Cultural Economics, Researcher, OECD (Venice) / OPSI, Harvard University, IULM

Placeholder Portait

Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Falcke

CIO, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Rainer Kern

Rainer Kern

GPM / Mannheim Jazz Festival

Ramon Marrades Sempere

Ramon Marrades

Sebastian Schlüter

Sebastian Schlüter

Actors of Urban Change

Simon Güntner

Simon Güntner

University Vienna Sociology

Stéphane Beemelmanns

Stéphane Beemelmans

Geschäftsführer, PD - Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH

Susan Pettifer

Susan Pettifer

Director, People, Performance & Technology at City of Sydney

Thorsten Herrmann

Bürgermeister a. D. und Mitglied des Innovators Club des Deutschen Städte- und Gemeindebundes

Brenton Caffin

Executive Director, States of Change

Charles Landry

Charles Landry

President, Creative Bureaucracy Festival

Siim Sikkut

CIO, The Government of the Republic of Estonia