Stage: POV Speaker

Stages & Formats

From Fireside-Chat to Fishbowl-Diskussion - Present your innovations, discuss projects and show your skills and expertise. Four different stages offer the room and the ambiance for all kind of interaction!

The great auditorium

The stage for the truly big names and start of the show. Present your company or your innovation and host one of the following events at the great auditorium:

Keynotes: A keynote frames the central theme at hand for the following session (or sessions) of that day. Ideally, it contains a seminal thought. It‘s no longer than 15 minutes, typically introduced at the start of a conference or session.

Panel: A perennial favorite at conferences. Gather a few (3-4) experts, throw in a moderator and a series of questions on their topic of expertise.

Fireside Chat: This is a great format to have a more interactive conversation with a keynote speaker. You can hire a comfy chair, put them on stage and then ask all the questions you and your audience want to know.

Stage: Great Auditorium
Great Auditorium

Main Stage

The place to present and discuss great topics. Host one of the following formats and discuss innovations with the audience:

Lightning Talk: Lightning talks give speakers a limited amount of time to give their presentation – no more than 10 minutes. They may or may not include slides, and the time is strictly controlled.

Pitches: The format is normally a rapid fire session of startups or speakers pitching to the audience, or a panel of experts, usually to win a prize.

Awards: Awards, especially those in cooperation with media outlets, give room for forerunners and newcomers to gain the spotlight alike.

Keynotes, Fireside Chats und Panels are also possible on the main stage.

Stage: Main Stage
Main Stage

Debate forum

All kind of debates and interactive formats. Here you can interact with the audience and learn together in the following formats:

Oxford Debate: This format takes a central, provoking question and has two speakers debate for and against. At the outset, the participants are polled to measure their opinion on the topic. Following the debate, they are polled again. The speaker who caused the most changed votes, wins.

Speakers’ Quiz: Quiz teams of speakers, to see how well they understand the audience. The quiz is prefaced by an audience poll where they vote on answers to a selection of questions. Next, the speakers are asked to guess the top answers. It’s a novel way to deliver poll results.

Q&A Campfire: These begin like a traditional presentation. A speaker presents an idea for 15 minutes. Thereafter, the focus shifts to the audience. The presenter becomes a facilitator to the audience. This way, attendees drive their own learning and share experiences with others.

Open Fishbowl: In a fishbowls just 3-6 people talk at any one time. The speakers are seated in the center of the room with a silent audience (max. 50 people) sitting around them. One chair is open to participants for questions/comments.

Stage: Debate Forum
Debate Forum

Speakers Corner

The place for specialists to disseminate their wisdom. Possible in the following formats:

Master Classes: Pay attention at the back and sit up straight! It’s not like being back at school; these are typically events were knowledge and knowhow are being shared with small groups, where learning is the desired outcome.

Lightning Talks, Panels und Pitches are also possible at the Speakers' Corner.

Stage: Speakers Corner
Speakers Corner


A summary of formats, people and timings