The Highlights of Techfestival

Where 16,000 humans met and explored the impact of technology on our lives.

September 15, 2017: It is the week after the inaugural Techfestival took place here in Copenhagen. We are still overwhelmed, proud and grateful to everyone who made Techfestival happen: more than 400 co-creators hosting meetups, summits, conferences, activities and exhibitions. 300+ speakers sharing their insights.

And a total of more than 16,000 humans from all around the world taking part in the 132 events that initiated Techfestival over six days from September 5–10 in and around Kødbyen, Copenhagen’s iconic Meatpacking District.

Thank you for being part of it.

Together we started a new conversation on progress in technology. We wrote a letter on the values and principles that guide technology. We gave birth to a new international festival that examines the relationship between humans and technology.

All of this due to the breathtaking energy, ambition, creativity and collaborative effort of you who made it happen.

The Copenhagen Letter

During this inaugural Techfestival, a group of 150 accomplished entrepreneurs, senior designers, technologists and philosophers got together to address the extraordinary challenges technology progress poses to our societies and us as humans.

During a 48-hours session named “cph150”, the 150 participants co-authored “The Copenhagen Letter on Tech”, challenging best practices in technology design today. The Copenhagen Letter is published today, Sept 14, and is open to be signed by everyone who shares its views on technology progress.

Find The Copenhagen Letter at

Techfestival 2017 in numbers

  • 16,000 humans
  • 400+ co-creators
  • 300+ speakers
  • 100+ topics such as blockchain, sextech, citizentech, micromobility, food systems, digital addictions, front-end development, VR/AR, trust & security, digital warfare, impact investment and many more
  • 132 events over six days
  • 50% diversity rate in co-creators and speakers
Ida Auken and Ida Faldbakken, two of 20,000 participants of Techfestival.

A big thank you to our partners for making magic happen

A lot of people contributed to making Techfestival a reality. But in particular, we wish to thank our partners who were early believers in this project.

Our core partners this year: Volkswagen Group, Milestone and Microsoft.

Our public partners: City of Copenhagen, Danish Business Authority, Capital Region of Denmark, Wonderful Copenhagen and Vaekstfonden.

Our startup partners: Zendesk, Unity, Twentythree, Siteimprove, Peakon, Aarstiderne and Samsung Next.

Get involved for 2018

Want to be part of Techfestival next year? Then please sign up via our application form or email us at

Stay tuned for more to come. See you in 2018!
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