ada lovelace festival

Europe's premier conference on cutting-edge future topics.

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Ada Lovelace Festival

Beyond the Visible

September 2023

Berlin + Virtual

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At the Ada Lovelace Festival 2023, we went beyond the visible to explore how we’re collectively reimagining tomorrow’s tech. What skills will we need to shape the future? How can all voices join the discourse and mold the future of tech?

Technology has become our constant companion in both our personal and professional lives. Yet, despite the omnipresence we’re still disconnected from the true impact of our technology. We see the glitz, are blinded by the flash, and keep fumbling forward to the next big innovation. But behind the technological facade stand inspiring ideas and visionary minds working tirelessly to reshape our world and relationship with technology.

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We welcomed an international Line-up with a variety of diverse, cutting-edge speakers from tech, politics, business and science.

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Health Partners

Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) is Germany's largest health insurance fund with some 11 million insurees.


Zortify strives for better decision making based on AI to enhance the Human Experience Management.


SCHUFA – enables people to make their financial dreams come true.


For more than 25 years now our pioneering spirit has been influencing developments in the E-Commerce sector.


Building on a strong legacy of more than 145 years, Henkel holds leading market positions worldwide in the industrial and consumer businesses with its brands, innovations and technologies.


Since 2013, Doctolib has been animated by a single purpose: strive for a healthier world. Thanks to its new-generation technology and services, Doctolib improves the daily lives of more than 340,000 healthcare personnel.


7Mind is a German company specializing in offering meditation and mindfulness courses. Founded in 2014, the company has evolved into one of the leading platforms for meditation and mindfulness in Europe.

Sponsored by

This project was funded as part of the EU's response to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Sponsored by

This project was funded as part of the EU's response to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Sponsored by

This project was funded as part of the EU's response to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Location Partner

WeWork is one of the leading global flexible space providers committed to delivering technology-driven turnkey solutions, flexible spaces, and community experiences

Media Partners

Media Partners

The All-Female team specialises in making personalities, brands and companies visible and connecting them. Honesty, authenticity, transparency and mindfulness are the guiding principles of Drei Bruder.

Media Partners

Morals & Machines addresses the question of how algorithms in general and artificial intelligence (AI) especially change society, the economy and the working world, the media, the healthcare system, technology, language, gender relations, and art and culture in a pluralistic manner.

Media Partners

Digital Media Women is a German-wide network promoting equal participation and true diversity in business, media, society and politics.

Promote your company at the leading European event for pioneers in the IT industry and be part of the ada community!

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Ada Lovelace Festival is where you collaborate and co-create by exploring diverse future-oriented topics and emerging technologies such as AI, New Work, and Sustainability in the Digital Age.

With a myriad of interactive sessions, thought-provoking discussions, and spaces for co-creation, ALF is where you’ll transform theoretical concepts into practical applications in an open, supportive environment.

Day 1


Panel Discussions

Interactive Sessions

Artful Interlude

Deep Dives



Experience Area


Reflection Wall

Internet Café

Mystery Tables

ALF Party 

Day 2

Unconference Formats




Hands-on Exploration



During the Ada Lovelace Festival, you get the chance to interact in a lively atmosphere with participants across organizations, industries, and levels:

C-Level and Leader

Meet leaders, experts, and speakers face-to-face at the Ada Lovelace Festival to get insights on how current business models are evolving in the face of emerging technologies.

Tech Enthusiasts and Future-minded people

Gain expert knowledge on a wide range of topics, get inspired through the exchange with our diverse community, and get tangible takeaways for your organization - all while having a blast!

Entrepreneurs and Change-Makers

Gain transferable knowledge and insights relevant to your future and the future of your company. Meet engaging professionals, discuss innovative ideas, and get inspired.

Academics and Students

Connect with experts in science, politics, and business. Join a vast, active network from various industries and organizations and seize the chance to turn theory into practical applications.

Ada Fellows and Alumni

This is your chance to meet the whole ada community and be part of co-creating unforgettable experiences. Engage with experts, fellows, alumni and the ada team about topics, experiences, and those quirky moments you had during your ada Fellowship.

Let’s Connect

Join our LinkedIn group to exchange thoughts, inspiration, and questions around the Ada Lovelace Festival.

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What people say about the Ada Lovelace Festival

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Parneet Pal

Physician-Educator, Founder of

Systematically Well Advisory Inc.

“I loved speaking at the ada LoveLace festival! It was both special and unique thanks to the brilliant and passionate ada founders and team. They have created a learning community that is genuinely curious about science, art and business, while embodying the values of collaboration and taking action for meaningful impact in the world. Highly recommend this experience!"

Shermin Voshmgir - Author, founder of Token Kitchen & BlockchainHub

Shermin Voshmgir

Author, founder

Token Kitchen & BlockchainHub

“At the intersection of technology and innovation, women in tech can bring unique perspectives and transformative ideas with a humanistic perspective in mind - and the ADA community has created a great breeding ground for such perspectives!”

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Payal Arora

Digital Anthropologist

“ALF is not just another talk fest. It truly is a feminist undertaking with a powerhouse of female leadership behind this undertaking. This event translates buzzwords to action by bringing together diverse people and ideas to inspire and instigate change. It’s a must experience for those who want to break out of their bubbles.”

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Anne Latz

Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer


“The Ada Lovelace Festival was the first festival in years which really surprised me: By a beautiful combination of warmth & familiarity with a platform for change agents & innovators, all curated by super sharp minds. I was able to leave my comfort zone, connect with new areas of expertise, engage in honest conversations - and see the lights of likeminded people from all over the world.”

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Diana Seibold

People Engagement Lead in Group Strategy, Marketing, Distribution


“The Ada Lovelace Festival is a unique opportunity to experience current trends, exchange ideas with leading experts and peers, and bring many ideas back to the workplace.”

Bertholt Meyer

Bertholt Meyer

DJ, producer, and avowed modular enthusiast

"ALF really sets the bar when it comes to empowering women and celebrating diversity in IT."

Slávka Waltsgott

Slávka Waltsgott

Agile Expert IT

Deutsche Telekom

“ALF is an opportunity to step out of your "information bubble” into a universe full of diverse opinions and impulses - simply listen, learn and grow together!“

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John Michael Schert

Artist, Advisor and Producer

“It is rare to be in a space that allows for so many convergent, and divergent, perspectives to collide and collaborate. Presenting at last year’s Ada Lovelace Festival we felt a great sense of belonging and that our ideas mattered - to the attendees, the fellow presenters, and the future of our shared planet. We can’t wait to return and experience that feeling at ALF again!”

Flavio Garcea

Flavio Garcea

ada Ambassador & VP Product, Digital Trust


"At ALF, you can witness firsthand the symbiosis between diversity and digital innovation. This gathering is an empowering reminder that we can shape a better future by inclusively harnessing our unique strengths."

Andreas Ammermüller

Andreas Ammermüller

Head of Labour Market Analysis and Statistics

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

“ALF is greatly inspiring, an innovative conference and a gathering of the whole ada community. I had valuable insights both personally and for my organization.”

Jürgen “tante” Geuter

Jürgen “tante” Geuter

Sociotechnologist, Writer and tech de-evangelist

"While being exceptionally professional the ALF keeps spaces open for criticism and dissent. This way it can create interesting bridges between communities and spark challenging conversations."

Brigite Sladojevic

Brigite Sladojevic

Strategic Business Management, Mercedes-Benz AG

"Attending the conference was a truly holistic experience: surrounded by brilliant minds and inspiring ideas from around the world, I was extremely energized and profoundly impacted.The sessions were enriching, with thought-provoking speakers pushing the boundaries of our perception and thinking."


4 Reasons to attend Ada Lovelace Festival


Listen & Learn

Ada Lovelace Festival offers an excellent program on different stages, where some of the brightest minds from tech, business, politics and science explore how we can chart a sustainable, digital future as individuals, companies, and society as a whole.


Discuss & Challenge

The Ada Lovelace Festival creates a supportive space for open, honest debate. Join discussions with experts from diverse backgrounds, raise challenging questions, and explore diverse schools of thought, perspectives, and creative impulses with others.


Share, Engage & Interact

Immerse yourself in a dynamic, vibrant community of thinkers and change-makers from different levels, industries, organizations, and personal backgrounds. Expand your horizons in this wellspring of inspiration and make invaluable connections for your personal and professional growth.


Transfer & Apply

At the heart of the Ada Lovelace Festival lies an unwavering commitment to practical applications. Through hands-on experiences, we'll equip you with the tools and insights to transfer your newly acquired knowledge back to your organization. It’s two days of collaboration and co-creation that will empower you to make a tangible impact on real-world projects.

Hosted by

Fast-paced digitalization, evolving economic models, and rapid climate change mean that organizations must equip their employees with business-critical skills for a sustainable, digital future. This is where we at ada step in.

With our ada Fellowship, we offer a one-year development program that helps companies and their employees to upskill for a digital, sustainable future. At ada, we have a unique, three-pronged approach for growth and development: Learn-Meet-Apply. This approach combines collaborative online learning with hands-on application for real-life solutions, within a large community connecting industries and organizations. Because growth rarely happens alone!

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