Nürnberg Digital Festival – a festival for the digital society

Besides celebrating Nuremberg’s thriving digital community, the Nürnberg Digital Festival draws attention to the opportunities that result from the digital revolution, shaping our lives in new ways: digitalization affects society, art, culture, education, as well as technology and economy. Once a year, within more than 10 days, the Nürnberg Digital Festival hosts a broad selection of conferences, talks, presentations, workshops,... to showcase the capabilities and creative ideas on digital topics. Thus, the festival strengthens the region’s image 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

The Nürnberg Digital Festival serves as a meeting point for all local digital creators, users, personalities and those who have found their home on the Internet. 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 already actively shaping digital change, the festival serves as an access point for all those interested. From children to senior citizens, entrepreneurs, politicians or scientists — the Nürnberg Digital Festival creates opportunities for everyone. By serving as a platform for education, knowledge transfer, networking, cooperation and inspiration, digital issues become tangible and unify potentials from various spheres of the digital world and society in general.

The Nürnberg Digital Festival through the years

Starting as Nürnberg Web Week in 2012 with 30 events, the festival offered 340 events and attracted almost 17,000 participants in 2019. During 2020 and 2021, both editions of the festival took place almost exclusively in a remote setting, still attracting a huge number of participants (11,000 in 2021). For 2022 we count on going back to a new normal - with lots of live events throughout the entire region surrounding Nuremberg. In 2023, the festival placed a significant emphasis on Artificial Intelligence (AI), reflecting the growing importance and interest in this field. This focus resulted in over 200 events and attracting 15,000 participants.

Mobile First Night
© 2012 insertEFFECT
CMS Night
© 2014 Franka Ellen Wittek / Nürnberg Web Week
Opening NUEWW 2016 in Nürnberg Messe
© 2016 Stefan Kleeberger / Nürnberg Web Week
Opening 2023 in PARKS
© 2023 Julia Bischof

Become part of the Nürnberg Digital Festival

Besides joining us as a participant, you can become a part of the festival in other ways as well:

  • Host your own event! - You have an idea for a great event? Let us know!
  • Be a sponsor! - Want to support the entire concept and keep us going? Support us financially!

Being fluent in German is no prerequisite - we host English events as well. And our team is multilingual. We piqued your interest? Write an e-mail [email protected] and get in touch with us. Stay updated by signing up for our newsletter (German) or follow us on LinkedIn or Instagram!