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DLD Munich 2024

January 11-13, 2024

Europe’s leading innovation conference is unlike any other.
DLD brings together a diverse group of business leaders, world-class scientists, artists and designers, startup founders and investors – with one goal: to connect the unexpected.

Over the course of three days, top experts will share insights in dozens of sessions and workshops. Equally valuable are the many connections you’ll make with new friends and future business partners.

Ticket applications are open.


  • Profile of Dow Jones CEO Almar Latour
    Almar Latour
    Dow Jones

    Almar Latour

    Almar Latour is Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal. He has led Dow Jones through a period of sharp growth, transformation and realignment.

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  • Andrian Kreye, Süddeutsche Zeitung
    Andrian Kreye
    Süddeutsche Zeitung

    Andrian Kreye

    Andrian Kreye is Editor-at-Large at Süddeutsche Zeitung. Before he returned to his hometown Munich he was based in New York. As a correspondent in the U.S. he followed digital life’s rise from a subculture in the 1980s to becoming a political and social game changer.

    Full Biography
  • Anne Philippi
    Anne Philippi
    The New Health Club

    Anne Philippi

    Anne Philippi is the founder of The New Health Club, a lifestyle platform for psychedelics, exploring the emerging culture of neural awareness. (Photo: Joachim Gern)

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  • Portrait image of German serial entrepreneur Armin Steuernagel
    Armin Steuernagel
    Stiftung Verantwortungseigentum & Purpose Green Capital

    Armin Steuernagel

    Armin Steuernagel is a serial entrepreneur, Founder & Managing Partner of the Stiftung Verantwortungseigentum (Foundation for Steward-Ownership), which is campaigning for a form of ownership that enables companies to operate independently and value-oriented over the long term. Steuernagel is also a co-founder of Purpose Green Capital.

    Full Biography
  • Portrait image of Bill Gross, Founder & Chairman of Idealab
    Bill Gross

    Bill Gross

    Bill Gross is Founder & Chairman of Idealab, one of the first technology incubators which he launched in 1996. He is also a pioneering renewable energy entrepreneur who has created more than 150 companies with more than 50 IPOs and acquisitions over the past 30 years.

    Full Biography
  • Esther Dyson

    Esther Dyson

    Esther Dyson (@edyson on twitter) is executive founder of Wellville, a nonprofit project dedicated to showing the value of investing in health. Wellville advises five communities in the U.S. on accelerating their own health initiatives. Dyson is actively involved in policy and fundraising for the project and spends her extra time nurturing start-ups, with a recent focus on health care.

    Full Biography
  • Profile image of Bulgarian politician Eva Maydell, Member of Parliament and President of European Movement International
    Eva Maydell
    European Parliament

    Eva Maydell

    Eva Maydell is a Member of the European Parliament and President of European Movement International. Her policy priorities include innovation and the use of new technologies as well as supporting entrepreneurs and sustainable investments in Europe.

    Full Biography
  • Portrait photo of author and scientist Gary Marcus, expert in AI.
    Gary Marcus
    Author, Scientist & Entrepreneur

    Gary Marcus

    Gary Marcus is a leading voice in artificial intelligence. He is a scientist, best-selling author, and serial entrepreneur (Founder of Robust.AI and Geometric.AI, acquired by Uber). He is well-known for his challenges to contemporary AI, anticipating many of the current limitations decades in advance, and for his research in human language development and cognitive neuroscience.

    Full Biography
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Profile image of Daniela Bohlinger, Head of Sustainability Design at BMW Group
DLD is a one-of-a-kind format. It’s not about a competition on knowledge. You can feel that people want to collaborate, to build up something even bigger.

Daniela Bohlinger

BMW Group
Werner Vogels, Amazon, DLD
If you work for a large American company, it is important to hear voices from all over the world. Because it’s easy to get locked into your own echo chamber in the U.S.

Werner Vogels

Portrait image of Solveigh Hieronimus, McKinsey & Company
DLD is like a mental spa. You come and you’re refreshed with ideas and thoughts and challenges. And above all, it’s the people. Steffi and team have created something unique.

Solveigh Hieronimus

McKinsey & Company
Albert Wenger, Partner, Union Square Ventures
DLD is my favorite conference because it is a casual atmosphere, but at the same time it brings together people from very different backgrounds in intense exchanges that spur new ideas. Every time, I come away from DLD with a new idea to pursue.

Albert Wenger

Union Square Ventures
Fatoumata Ba, Janngo
DLD is a very special community, because you have a very strong melting pot. Diverse backgrounds, diverse ethnicities, diverse jobs, diverse countries – but all sharing the same goal of advancing humanity.

Fatoumata Bâ

Portrait image of Lilium CEO and co-founder Daniel Wiegand
I love to come to DLD because some of the brightest minds around the globe come here. And these are the people who shape the future.

Daniel Wiegand

Portrait of singer Beatie Wolfe
I couldn’t be a bigger fan of DLD. There is something magical about the atmosphere and the warmth, and the personal connections. I feel like DLD has the best people, it has the best conversations and it has the best intentions.

Beatie Wolfe

Artist & Innovator
Christian Teichmann, Burda Principle Investments
DLD, for me, is an early radar for the most important topics and business areas in the coming months and years.

Christian Teichmann

Burda Principal Investments

Ticket Options

DLD Explorer

  • Full Access to Three-Day Conference
  • Free Food & Beverages
  • Invitation to Friday Kraut Networking Event
  • Networking App
  • Invitation to the DLD Party

DLD Pioneer


Includes all benefits of DLD Explorer plus

  • DLD Bag
  • Invitation to DLD Global Events 2024
  • Invitation to an Exclusive DLD24 Side Event
  • VIP Registration / Fast Lane
  • Exclusive Access to the VIP & Speaker Lounge
Excluding VAT & Ticketing Fees


Thursday, January 11

1.00 pm – 7.00 pm: DLD Conference Sessions
8.00 pm – 10.00 pm: Thursday Kraut

Friday, January 12

9.00 am – 06.30 pm: DLD Conference Sessions
10.00 pm – late: DLD Party

Saturday, January 13

9.30 am – 2.00 pm: DLD Conference Sessions & Closing

Please note that this is a preliminary schedule and all times are subject to change. A detailed program will follow.


Map of DLD conference location, Serviceplan House of Communication Munich

House of Communication Munich
Friedenstr. 24
81671 Munich

If you arrive by car please use this address:

August-Everding-Straße 25
81671 Munich

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DLD24 Briefing

Curious what to expect? Take a look at our highlight video from January, browse our gallery for impressions, and explore select DLD talks from past events. You’ll hear from Nobel Prize winners, tech pioneers and creative minds in business, science and culture.
Video preview of DLD23 conference highlight reel, showing a drone flying over the audience in Munich

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Muhammad Yumus, Nobel Prize Laureate, DLD Munich Conference 2020

Business With a Conscience

In his impassioned DLD20 talk, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus warned the audience that the time humanity has left on Earth could be counted in mere decades, not centuries.…
Maria Ressa,, DLD All Stars

Fighting Back with Data

“Without facts we don’t have truth, without truth we don’t have trust and without any of these three, democracy is dead as we know it,” warns Maria Ressa, CEO of…
Nobel Prize-winning economist Oliver Hart and Felicitas von Peter discuss impact finance at DLD Munich

Impact Finance

Many investors care about more than making money, as the ESG trend shows. But what’s the best way for them to have a positive impact on society? Nobel Prize-winning economist… founder Richard Socher discusses AI chatbots and search at DLD Munich 2023

Will Machines Think?

Conversational AI is one of the hot trends in the field of artificial intelligence – especially in the field of search where AI chatbots deliver search results in a conversational…
Music innovator and singer Beatie Wolfe presents her work at the DLD conference in Munich

Translating Climate Data into Art and Impact

Pioneering artist Beatie Wolfe shares her award-winning environmental projects, including an 800,000 year NASA climate data visualization, the world’s first bioplastic record – which she recorded with R.E.M. singer Michael…
Lisa Randall, Harvard University, discusses astrobiology and the possibility of life in outer space at the DLD Munich Conference 2023

This Way to the Universe

NASA’s celebrated James Webb Telescope recently discovered spiral galaxies which were born almost 14 billion years ago, shortly after the big bang – the beginning of the universe as we…
Authors Erik Brynjolfsson, Stanford University, and Andrew McAfee, MIT Sloan School of Business, discuss AI, innovation and the future of work with and Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist, at the DLD Munich 2023 conference

The EU-US Tech Gap

In 2014, MIT researchers Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee published their book The Second Machine Age, which takes an in-depth look at the impact of rapid technological advancement and automation…
Ethical AI discussion at the DLD Munich 2023 conference with Navrina Singh, Mehran Sahami, Vilas Dhar and Laura Summers

Ethical AI?!

There are a lot of things that AI can do amazingly well. The big question is: How do we deal with the ethical implication of many AI applications? To shed…
Journalist David Kirkpatrick discusses natural carbon capture solutions with Mary Yap, Lithos Carbon, and Guy Hudson, Loam Bio, at the DLD Munich Conference 2023

Climate Solutions Under Our Feet

Carbon capture is one of the biggest challenges in mitigating the effects of climate change – and there are surprisingly simple solutions, coming straight from nature, as you’ll hear in…
ZeroAvia founder Val Miftakhov and journalist David Rowan explore the use of hydrogen in aviation at the DLD Munich Conference 2023

Ready for Takeoff: The Transition to Net-Zero Aviation

To become sustainable, air travel has to reach the goal of zero emissions. In this DLD Munich session, Val Miftakhov, Founder & CEO of ZeroAvia, explains how his company is…

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