Welcome to TOA19


Email us at speaking@toa.berlin


We are very excited to have you speak at this year’s Tech Open Air! We’ve put together the following guide to make your experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We want to make sure that your talk is the best it can be and that your presence is something that attendees will remember for years to come.


GEneral Information

Info about transport, registration, benefits can be found here.

Your Session

Are you all set? Find answers regarding preparation, technical details and documentation.


General Information

The Location

The festival will be located at Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastraße 18, 12459 Berlin. See their website for more photos and information about the venue.

Travel to Funkhaus

  • Exclusive Open Circle transports (take a look at the OC website)

  • 25 min Taxi ride from the city centre

  • Tram 21 Station Blockdammweg

General Logistics

  • Doors open: 9.00 am

  • Program: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

  • Food can be bought at our various food truck options and all day at the two on site restaurants


  • You can pick up your TOA and Open Circle wristbands at the OC kickoff event on Tuesday night for easier registration

  • If you couldn’t make it to the kickoff you will find a registration desk booth at the right side of the entrance area, there will be at the southwest corner of the venue. This is your priority entrance, look out for the sign saying "Speakers"

On-Site Speaker Benefits

  • Exclusive access to speaker lounge

  • Drinks and snacks


Your Session


Please make sure you check the time, date and duration of your talk in your speaker info email or here: https://toa.berlin/program

Should you have any questions concerning time, date, content or format of your session, please contact: speaking@toa.berlin

We kindly request you to come to the speaker pick-up point in the speaker lounge 30 minutes prior to your session. Here you will be met by the speaker manager who will guide you to the correct stage.

Your session will be introduced by our stage host. You will have a clicker to move through your slides, a preview screen and a timer to let you know how much talk time is left.

Technical Details

A laptop with internet access is provided for every stage located in the back of the room in the technical booth; remote controls and laser pointers are available on stage as well as preview screens and a timer. We will provide a Windows and a Mac Laptop with Microsoft Office, Apple Keynote (NOT Pages) and Adobe Reader installed (which means the following formats can be read: .key, .ppt, .pptx, .pdf). If you want to include videos, make sure they are embedded and send the video files separately as well! Please also provide us with a PDF version of your presentation.

To ensure smooth operation please upload your presentation by clicking here and bring a backup on a USB drive. Please make sure to use standard fonts or to provide formats with embedded fonts. All visual materials have to be submitted by June 24th.

If you cannot use our provided laptops please make sure that your own laptop or tablet has a HDMI or DVI interface or bring a suitable interface/adapter. Please also keep the German plug in mind since we cannot provide additional adaptors. The format of your slides should be 16:9 in Full HD.

A mini-jack connector will be provided for sound. Please tell your stage manager whether you want to use audio beforehand.

WIFI and ethernet-network connection and power outlets will be provided as well – please make sure to have an adapter for the German outlets at hand, if necessary. (exception: no ethernet connection on the Forest Stage)

The WIFI network for you to use is called TOA19 Speakers (PW: toa19_speaker)


All sessions be audio recorded and published online. Your presentations will be made available to a selected audience after our conference.

If you do not want to be recorded or your slides to be published, please indicate this clearly by sending us an email before the event. 

By participating in TOA19 you agree to a liability exemption in case of copyright breaches that occur during your presentation.