DLD Features Innovation. DLD (Digital - Life - Design) is a global conference network on innovation, digital media, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration. Chairmen of DLD are publisher Hubert Burda and serial digital investor Yossi Vardi. DLD has been founded by Stephanie Czerny and Marcel Reichart in 2005.
DLD is a Global Community
DLD creates events and experiences in various styles and formats in hubs like New York, Beijing, San Francisco, London, Moscow, New Dehli, Sao Paolo, Tel Aviv and Munich.
DLD serves as a platform for progression in times of transition for global thinkers, industry leaders, futurists, entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, opinion formers and creative talents. It is a melting pot of ideas, experiences and inspirations as well as an initial point for new partnerships, investments and business development
Speakers and guests of previous DLD conferences have been Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Eric Schmidt, YouTube founder Chad Hurley, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Newscorp's James Murdoch, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, Demand Media co-founder Shawn Colo, Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley, Marissa Mayer and Nikesh Arora of Google, Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann, Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer, Deutsche Post/DHL CEO Frank Appel, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell and BBDO CEO Andrew Robertson, biologists Craig Venter and Richard Dawkins, authors Nassim Taleb and Paulo Coelho, architects Lord Norman Foster, Bjarke Ingels and Zaha Hadid, designers Constantin Gricic and M&M, film director Luc Besson and Simpsons director David Silverman, Nobel Laureates Martti Ahtisaari, Muhammad Yunus and Daniel Kahneman, explorers Bertrand Piccard and David Rothschild, intellectuals like Kevin Kelly, David Gelernter, Stewart Brand, Apax CEO Martin Halusa, Jim Breyer of Accel and Yuri Milner of DST, media entrepreneurs Martha Stewart and Arianna Huffington, senior writers Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg (Wall Street Journal) and Matthew Bishop (The Economist) as well as curators Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery) and Paola Antonelli (Moma) as well artists Ai Wei Wei and Olafur Eliasson. Performing live at DLD have been Lady Gaga and Cheryl Cole, jazz trumpeter Till Brönner as well as violinists Hillary Hahn and David Garrett.
DLD in the Media
The DLD Conferences create up to 250 mio. quality media contacts and are covered and attended by over 180 journalists from opinion forming media such as New York Times, IHT, The Economist, Guardian, Fortune, Financial Times, FAZ, FOCUS, Spiegel, CNBC, Thomson Reuters, Deutsche Welle, AllThingsD, HuffingtonPost or TechCrunch as well as widely followed on the internet.
DLD Global Partners
Over the last years, DLD has evolved top-level partnerships with many companies and their global innovation and marketing organizations including ACCEL, Audi, Booz&Co, CNBC, Deutsche Post/ DHL, Deutsche Telekom, Ernst & Young, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Lufthansa, Microsoft, Nokia, Sixt, SKY, Thomson Reuters, Unicredit or Yahoo, and collaborates with various global investors.