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IFA⁺ Summit 2019

The IFA+ Summit welcomes you to the NEXT LEVEL OF THINKING

The IFA⁺ Summit is IFA´s think tank dedicated to our digital future. Each year the event gathers leading thinkers, global trendsetters and creative visionaries who draw inspiration for the next exponential technologies and share their thoughts on the upcoming decade. The IFA⁺ Summit 2019 stands for new visions, disruptive ideas and inspiring entertainment for a data-scripted world.

The event is host to more than 550 international experts and leading professionals. Spend two exciting days at the convention and meet scientists, artists, developers, researchers and digital pioneers within your field. Join one of the most valuable conferences of the year at IFA in Berlin.

The IFASummit is a wonderful experience, it brings together academics, speakers and thinkers from all over the world. We have been put together to really deal with challenging ideas and the future.”

Isabel Pedersen
Associate Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
IFA⁺ Summit Speaker 2018



More and more we live in a scripted world that is generated, driven and governed by data. Algorithms scan data from a variety of sources in search of patterns that reveal something about our future selves.

From various angles this year’s IFA+ Summit will scrutinize today´s comprehensive datafication and will anticipate future results – the good and the potentially bad, that are ahead of us.

Follow the data stream to the IFA+ Summit 2019!

DAY ONE, 8 September 2019


Our entire lives are increasingly transformed into bits and bytes in this dawning age of all-encompassing data collection and analysis. This session asks about the social consequences, the potentials, but also the threats of datafication.

Key Technologies: Commercial Data Collection, Data Privacy and Security, Social Media, Future of Work, Ethics of technology


Blockchain technology, the fifth generation of cellular mobile communications, and new mobility solutions promise completely new possibilities of interaction and exchange. This session will showcase future technologies that will change our human interconnection.

Key Technologies: Blockchain Technology, Smart Mobility Concepts, 5G

DAY TWO, 9 September 2019


In terms of its revolutionary power leading experts refer to Artificial Intelligence as “the new electricity”. This session is intended to trace and anticipate this promising and controversial technology.

Key Technologies: AI, Data-driven Smart Technology, Smart Robots


Virtual and Augmented Reality are on their way to expand our experience space and to transform our experience in general. The Experience session will explore the technologically enhanced and expanded spaces of experience.

Key Technologies: VR/AR, Brain-Computer Interface, Smart Design


The IFA+ Summit 2019 will take place on 8th and 9th of September 2019.

The IFA+ Summit will take place during IFA at the IFA NEXT.

GRANT THEATER, hall 26b, Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin, Germany

A general area plan for the Trade Fair Berlin can be found on the IFA website. It is updated regularly.

The IFA+ Summit area can be reached well with public transportation. For further information please visit the IFA website.

Yes, from both Tegel Airport and the P+R parking lot at the olympic stadium in Berlin, a free shuttle service will be provided to the IFA exhibition area.

Yes, parking is available. But due to limited capacity we recommend using public transportation. The ICC parking garage will be open daily. Addtional 5.000 parking lots are available at the nearby Olympic Stadium including a free shuttle service between the exhibition area and the parking lots.

Yes, the exhibition center of the IFA is also easily accessible for wheelchair users.

Yes, WIFI is available. Requirement is a WIFI-capable device (Smartphone, PC, Tablet). In case the visitor is not already a customer, he will automatically be redirected to the HotSpot Portal where he can buy a 'HotSpot Pass'. Payment via Credit Card, PayPal or ClickandBuy. Depending on whether the customer has an existing contract with the Telekom or not, the fees vary. Without an existing contract, fees are 5EUR/hour.