Road to OSF Congress

The countdown is set, the days are counted from now on.

We are on the home straight to the OSF Congress and Open Source Festival. In one week the Grafenberg horse race track in Düsseldorf will be the place to be.

On Friday we‘ll let our heads dance and on Saturday our legs on the festival.

For you there is now the last announcement of speakers and hosts.

Snøhetta – We are Snøhetta. We create architecture, landscapes, interiors, product design and graphic design.
Tino Sehgal – Artist


Speaker wave no. 4

Wow, time’s running out and the next wave of speakers is rolling towards you! Just under a month to go before the OSF Congress, so get yourselves covered.
Our team is working at full blast to give you a day of inspiration, creativity and innovation.

We proudly present our next speakers and hosts

Dr. Stefan Klein – physicist, philosopher & most successful science author
Guido van Dijk & Jan Fasen – Founder & Developer Agora Niekée School


Speaker wave no. 3

The countdown is on, the days are getting fewer and fewer.
But our joy is growing and our pool of speakers is growing as well!

This week we can give you 5 new names, which you can meet at our festival area. For thought food, inspiration and a lot of input, input, input.

Abraham Abbi Asefaw – Founder The Pop Up Agency
Dr. Stephan Muschick – CEO innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft
Carl Öhman – PhD Candidate, University of Oxford, Digital Ethics Lab


Attention! Speaker wave no. 2

So that you don’t have to be on pins and needles for long, the next speaker wave and even the first hosts come rolling in. Attention:

Ji Lee – Creative Director Facebook & Independent Designer
Sabria David – Founder of the Slow Media Institute & Chairwoman Presidium Wikimedia Germany
Assemble – Multidisciplinary Collective


The first speakers

It’s speaker time!

Finally it’s time and the long wait has come to an end!
Who is already trembling close to a nervous breakdown and has chewed his fingernails completely, we can calm him from now on again. Because we proudly announce the first phase of our lineup of thinkers, creators and visionaries.

Here is a short overview of our first 6 speakers:


Our Story

For thirteen years now, the Open Source Festival in Düsseldorf has been the pop and culture festival for the creative scene in NRW. Every year around 7,500 visitors flock to the beautiful grounds of the racecourse in the middle of the Grafenberg forest and celebrate a colourful mixture of music, art and culture.


The Team

To assemble and coordinate such a diverse, international lineup of thinkers, creators and visionaries is not easy and needs a good team – ideally as multifaceted and colourful as the congress itself.


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OSF Congress

Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf
July 12, 2019 \ 9am – 9pm