Let's gaze into the crystal ball together!

Day 1 is dedicated to the question of what future will bring in terms of technology, Internet governance and the world of work - and where the forecasts come from! On the second day, we will highlight the issue of risk - how much are we prepared to take in our personal lives, careers and as a society? And at what price?


Most of the sessions will take place in German language - for those sessions we will provide a simultaneous translation into English. However, there are also sessions held in English - you can identify them by the tag (German language) in the agenda below.

Thursday, 20.02.2020

09:15 - 09:25 Welcome

Richard Wein, CEO nic.at

09:25 - 10:00 The future Now! - Zukunft ist jetzt!

Host & Showmaster: Frank Astor (German language)

10:00 - 10:30

My Vision for Internet Governance and ICANN



10:30 - 12:00 Internet Governance Next Generation

The next generation: Lili Leisser, Elisabeth Schauermann and Matthias Hudobnik confront  Internet Governance veterans Maarten Botterman, Roberto Gaetano and Wolfgang Kleinwächter with their ideas and concerns for a better Internet future.
Host: Christine Astor

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00

Scouting the talents of tomorrow: The mindset and world view of the millenial generations

Dr. Steffi Burkhart (German language)

15:00 - 15:30 coffee break

Maarten Botterman, ICANN Chair

15:30 - 16:00 The registry as crystal ball: Does the DNS tell us anything about the future?

Alexander Mayrhofer, Head of nic.at R&D (German langauge)

16:00 - 16:30

Technopaganism and the witches of Instagram

Chris Dancy, Mindful Cyborg

From 17:30

evening event at Swarvoski Crystal World

Friday, 21.02.2020

09:30 - 10:20 The high mountains - my masters

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, professional mountain climber (German language)

10:20 - 10:30 The future Now!: AI

Frank Astor

10:30 - 11:30 Errare Humanum Est: AI as a protection from human mistakes?

Manfred Müller, Head of Flight Safety Research Lufthansa AG (German language)

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 12:10 Future Now!

Frank Astor

12:10 - 12:45 Between Terminator and super intelligence: A critical statement of robot ethics

Dr. Janina Loh, Universität Wien, Institute for Philosophy of Media and Technology

12:45 - 13:55 Citizens' rights versus Surveillance: Where are we going? 5G as a challenge for society

Jan-Peter Kleinhans, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung Berlin
Dr. Christof Tschohl,  Research Institute
Head of  Cybercrime Competence Center at Federal Office of Criminal Investigation

Moderation: Christine Astor (German language)

13:55 - 14:15 CEO's as fortune-teller: What should registries have to expect in the future?

Richard Wein, CEO nic.at
Jörg Schweiger, Denic eG.
Urs Eppenberger, SWITCH
in conversation with Frank und Christine Astor

14:15 - 14:25 Announcement Domain pulse 2021
14:25 - 14:30 Farewell

Robert Schischka, CEO nic.at

From 14:30 Farewell Lunch