Nürnberg Digital Festival – Festival for the digital society

Nürnberg Digital Festival is an annual festival focusing on digital topics. Besides celebrating Nuremberg’s thriving digital community, the festival draws attention to the opportunities that result from a digital revolution, shaping our lives in new ways: digitalization effects society, art and culture, education, as well as technology and economy.

For 10 days, Nürnberg Digital Festival hosts a broad selection of conferences, events, presentations and workshops to showcase the capabilities and creative ideas around digital topics in the Nuremberg region. Thus, the festival strengthens the metropolitan area Nuremberg as an economically, creatively and culturally diverse, social region, establishing it as a pioneer in digital change.

Nürnberg Digital Festival is on a mission

Blick durch die Besucherreihen hin zur Opening Night Bühne
Opening Night Stage
© 2019 Jolanta Dworczyk / Nürnberg Digital Festival

Nürnberg Digital Festival serves as meeting point for the most important local digital creators, users, personalities and all of those who have found their home on the Internet: Among others, this includes entrepreneurs, founders, tech-enthusiasts, bloggers, online-activists, hackers, developers, creators, designers, media representatives, marketing agencies, start-ups, SMEs and corporate enterprises, as well as investors and sponsors.

Besides connecting and promoting people, projects and organizations that already actively shape the digital change, the festival serves as an access point for all those, who are interested in this topic. From children to senior citizen, entrepreneurs, politicians or scientists — Nürnberg Digital Festival creates opportunities for everybody. By serving as a platform for education, knowledge transfer, networking, cooperation and inspiration, digital issues get tangible for all and bring together potentials from various spheres of the digital world and society in general.

Nürnberg Digital Festival REMOTE 2020

Starting as Nürnberg Web Week in 2012 with 30 events, the festival offered 340 events and attracted almost 17,000 participants in 2019. This success story will continue in 2020: From November 9 to 17 the Nürnberg Digital Festival will take place for the eigth time – this time REMOTE and completely virtual. You have to buy a day ticket for the online plattform hopin to take part in the festival.

English Sessions & Keynotes






Workshop, 45 min
09.11.2020 | 14:00–14:45 Uhr | Nürnberg Digital Festival REMOTE
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Natural Language Processing and Understanding with Transformer Models




We introduce you to some state of the art NLP libraries and tips & tricks that enable you to train performant models in no time.

Keynote, 45 min
09.11.2020 | 17:00–17:45 Uhr | Nürnberg Digital Festival REMOTE
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AI [email protected]

Dr. Phoebe Moore



This lecture aims to unearth the working conditions and experiences of, in particular, the women who work as artificial intelligence trainers; and the institutional, social and legal parameters within which they are working.

Keynote, 45 min
09.11.2020 | 18:00–18:45 Uhr | Nürnberg Digital Festival REMOTE
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Are we in dystopian times?

Charles Stross


Kunst & Kultur

A discussion about Charles Stross upcoming book.

Keynote, 45 min
10.11.2020 | 14:00–14:45 Uhr | Nürnberg Digital Festival REMOTE
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Trend in Online Co-Creation

Adam Lawrence



Trends in Online Co-Creation: Video-call workarounds allow us to hop between breakout rooms; while whiteboards become a mash-up of collaboration space, graphic workflow and living data resource for dozens of colleagues. How does this work? What is still missing?

Vortrag, 15 min
11.11.2020 | 11:00–11:15 Uhr | Nürnberg Digital Festival REMOTE
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Lessons Learned in Innovation: From Design Thinking to Low Code

Siemens Healthineers



We believe that the key to success in a digital transforming world lays in deeply understanding users’ core needs and empowering people to be creative.

Demo, 1 Stunde
11.11.2020 | 11:00–12:00 Uhr | Nürnberg Digital Festival REMOTE
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A breath of fresh air: The first solution fully adaptable to your e-commerce


eCommerce Day


Sylius is a modern headless open-source eCommerce platform. Tim will share some Sylius insights, best practices and the road ahead.

Keynote, 45 min
11.11.2020 | 14:00–14:45 Uhr | Nürnberg Digital Festival REMOTE
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Prototyping Business

Markus Edgar Hormeß



For a long time, if you wanted to prototype almost anything you very soon had to call in the specialists: designers, engineers, architects, technologists and more. Today, no-code allows almost anybody to create IT systems that required a room full of developers.

Keynote, 1 Stunde
11.11.2020 | 18:00–19:00 Uhr | Nürnberg Digital Festival REMOTE
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Punk Programming... or, recoding the politics of electronic music.

Shelly Knotts


Kunst & Kultur

Shelly Knotts has been making music with code for the last decade, exploring processes and practices including: live coding – live improvisation of music with computer programming tools; network music – collaborating with others over computer networks; and data-driven music generation with artificial intelligence.

Vortrag, 45 min
12.11.2020 | 17:00–17:45 Uhr | Nürnberg Digital Festival REMOTE
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LinkedIn Ads for Beginners

User Centered Strategy


Social Media

Learn how to advertise on LinkedIn, the world's largest audience of active, influential professionals, in 5 simple steps.

Keynote, 45 min
13.11.2020 | 16:00–16:45 Uhr | Nürnberg Digital Festival REMOTE
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The role of startups and technology in a rapidly changing world

Albert Wenger



The role of startups and technology in a rapidly changing world.

Become a part of the Nürnberg Digital Festival

Besides being a participant, there are several other options to contribute to the Nürnberg Digital Festival and become a part of its thriving community:

  • Host your own event! - You have an idea for a great event? Awesome!
  • Volunteer! - We always need people helping out before, during and after the festival.
  • Be a sponsor! - Got no time for any of the above? Why not become a sponsor instead?

Interested? Write us an e-mail to [email protected].
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