Tech Meets Music and Art: TOA Berlin to Return in 2013

By Simone ODonovan |

Tech Open Air, Berlin’s festival where technology, music and art comes together, is coming back for a second year on August 1 and 2. TOA will return to Katerholzig in Kreuzberg, which played host to last summer’s inaugural running of the international conference-meets-festival, for the first day.

New this year is the focus on science and education. The event will include open talks, panels, workshops, concerts and discussions. The second day will feature satellite events all over the city. Everyone is welcome to set up their own partner event which will be displayed on one common website and app.

TOA founder Niko Woischnik said: “We’re building a platform where movers and shakers from the different industries can exchange, learn from and insipre each and one another. We can all greatly benefit from exposure to eachother and help pioneer the direction of our industries.”

The TOA Berlin team is set to move into Axel Springer’s new accelerator offices soon to start working flat out on the preparations for August.

Last year’s highlights included a panel discussion called ‘Milking the Capital Cow’ dealing with the hype of the Berlin tech scene, an EyeEm photo walk through Tempelhof Park, the Advanced Sessions Area with speakers from Eventbrite, Amen and Goodbeans, and the summer barbeque at Ondango.

This year’s event will not be crowdfunded, like the previous year, but rather will be funded by ticket sales and sponsorship.

There are now a limited number of early bird tickets are on sale, ranging from €50 to €200. Click here for more details.