While the IAA premiered in the Bavarian capital Munich, around 200 invited guests gathered at the BMW World, to discuss one of the most pressing topics of our time: sustainability.
While the countdown for Burda's 14th innovation conference DLD (Digital, Life, Design) is running, other prominent politicians have confirmed their attendance: Germany´s Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) will give the opening keynote speech on Saturday, 20th January 2018, at Literaturhaus Munich and will then discuss Europe with Burda CEO Paul-Bernhard Kallen. Bavaria's State Minister of Economic Affairs Ilse Aigner (CSU) is also expected to attend the opening event.
Awards for Christiana Figueres and Rose McGowan
Since 2006, women have been awarded the Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership at the DLD conference for outstanding entrepreneurial and creative achievements. The trophy, a statue of Pallas Athena, is awarded in memory of Aenne Burda, who died in 2005. This year, the Aenne Burda Award will be presented to former UN climate change leader Christiana Figueres, who sits on the advisory board of "The Lancet Countdown" and played a major role in the Paris climate agreement. Among the prize winners of recent years are Mitchell Baker, Arianna Huffington, Viviane Reding, Edit Schlaffer and Auguste von Bayern.
DLD also honors a central figure of the American #metoo movement at DLD Munich with US actress Rose McGowan. The serial star ("Charmed") not only drew attention to Harvey Weinstein's machinations as one of the first women, but has since been considered to be one of the loudest voices in the fight against sexism and sexual assaults – not only in Hollywood. That's why Rose McGowan is being honored with the DLD Impact Award, an award for women who bring about change in society with outstanding commitment. The DLD Impact Award was presented for the first time in 2013 at the women's conference DLD Women.
DLD live stream
Those who were unable to obtain any of the tickets can follow all panels of the event from Sunday 21st January 2018 on via live stream on www.dld-conference.com/dld18 (also retrospectively). The Pre-opening at Literaturhaus Munich will also be broadcasted live via the DLD facebook page.
DLD Munich 2018 Event Dates:
Saturday, 20 January 2018: 17.00: Pre-Opening, Literaturhaus München
Sunday, 21 January 2018: 9.00 – 19.00: DLD conference, Alte Bayerische Staatsbank, Prannerstraße 2, 80333 München
Monday, 22 January 2018: 8.30 – 19.30: DLD conference, Alte Bayerische Staatsbank, Prannerstraße 2, 80333 München
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