Once a day, all activity at Campus Party stops and everyone’s attention turns to the main stage, where a well-known international figure speaks about the shaping of Europe’s future.
Attendees at the world’s biggest technology festival can expect a very special highlight each day. We have a star line-up of brilliant speakers including Paulo Coelho, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Don Tapscott and Yossi Vardi, who have all been invited to Berlin to share their thoughts, ideas and aspirations with the Campuseros. During these talks you can hear a pin drop as all eyes are trained on the speaker on the main stage.
Since 1997, Campus Party brings together the best young technical talent across Europe and Latin America with some of the biggest names in technology and science. Under the claim “The internet is not a computer network but a network of people” the aim of the festival is to learn from each other and to engage to make Europe a better place.
Paulo Coelho is one of the most influential authors of our time. His books have been published in 168 countries, translated into 73 languages and have sold more than 140 million copies worldwide. His works include the bestsellers “The Alchemist”, “Eleven Minutes” and “The Zahir”. In 1996 he was appointed a UNESCO special counsellor for intercultural dialogue, and in September 2007 he became a UN Messenger of Peace. Coelho campaigns worldwide for more tolerance and diversity and champions civil social responsibility and the creation of a better future.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Sir Tim Berners-Lee is the inventor of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and the founder of the World Wide Web. In 2004 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit. Today, among other things, he presides over the World Wide Web Consortium. Founded by himself, this open forum for companies and organisations supports the further development of the Web.
Canadian Don Tapscott has achieved global recognition as an Internet guru and advises business and government chiefs all over the world. In 2011 he was number nine of the world’s top 50 business thinkers. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum. A highly influential speaker, his vivid, in-depth talks on the digital revolution and its impact on the world are second to none.
Yossi Vardi is one of the pioneers of entrepreneurial spirit in Israel. Over 41 years he founded and helped build up more than 70 technology companies in such fields as software, energy, Internet, mobile phones and water treatment. Alongside this, as a consultant to the World Bank, he worked for the United Nations development programme on the energy policy and strategy in developing countries.
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