Program Release of the DLD Conference 2011 "Update your Reality"

By Hubert Burda Media, PRNE
Saturday, January 15, 2011

150 Speakers From 25 Countries in 60 Sessions

MUNICH, January 16, 2011 - The DLD conference (Digital, Life, Design) is held for the seventh time
in Munich, January 23 - 25 2011. Besides the 150 international speakers, 800
selected thinkers, designers and pioneers from media, business, society,
technology and art are expected to attend the event. The complete program is
available at:

Leading minds of the digital and global economy will talk about new
markets and innovation: Hubert Burda, Yossi Vardi, Paul-Bernhard Kallen,
Nikesh Arora, Jim Breyer, Reid Hoffman, Sean Parker, Natalie Massenet, George
, Linda Abraham, Samir Arora , Lars Hinrichs, Marc Benioff,
Padmasree Warrior, Guy Oseary, Peter Vesterbecka, Tero Ojanpera, Maarten
, Andrew Mason, Marissa Mayer, Randi Zuckerberg, Kai-Fu Lee, Bill
, Werner Vogels, Esther Dyson, Barry Silbert, Pete Cashmore, Kunal Bahl,
Chris Hughes, James Murdoch, Sam Mandel, Jason Calacanis, and Troy Carter.

In addition, intellectuals, artists and designers such as Hans Magnus
, David Gelernter, Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly, Cerith Wyn Evans,
Paulo Coelho, Daniel Simon, Claude Zellweger, Jeffrey Inaba, Hans Ulrich
, Olafur Eliasson, Tino Sehgal, Tetsuo Kondo as well as scientists such
as Juan Enriquez, David Agus, Deepak Chopra, Alexander Tsiaras, Mel
, Carlo Ratti, and NGO representatives as Somali Mam, Bright Simons,
Stephanie Guttenberg, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and Raul Krauthausen.

A large number of international journalists and opinion leaders such as
Kara Swisher, Ludwig Siegele, Matthew Bishop, David Kirkpatrick, Mike
, Fred Vogelstein, David Rowan, Linda Tischler, Andrian Kreye, Henry
and Kai Diekmann are moderating the sixty sessions.

DLD11's motto "Update Your Reality" refers to the impact of digital
technology for business, society and the individual. Being digital is no
longer a vision but a complex reality factor. In this context, the term
"update" is an important behavioral pattern.

The DLD founders and directors Steffi Czerny and Marcel Reichart want to
put the following topics for discussion: The importance of social networks
for media and brands, the global mindset of fast growing digital companies
and their financing, the transformation of traditional media, software as a
service (SaaS ), new retail concepts for local and lifestyle markets, Iconic
Turn and Third Culture, European innovation spirit, China and India, private
space travel, sustainability, and data concepts in art, product and urban
design, spirituality, entertainment and technology, transparency and culture
of participation as well as models of social innovation.

On Sunday evening, the DLD Chairmen's Dinner for partners and speakers is
held at the Jewish Community Center St. Jakob's place, including a speech by
the Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson. The Monday evening ends with
the DLD FOCUS Night at the Haus der Kunst with a performance by international
pop star Duffy and IblameCoco as well as many art and media installations. On
Wednesday evening the Burda DLD Nightcap closes DLD11 within the Annual
Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

About DLD:

DLD is an international conference and investment platform of Burda
Digital. DLD Media hosts the international, digital conference DLD and the
conference DLDwomen as well as network events e.g. in Palo Alto, Tel Aviv und
Beijing. In addition DLD Ventures is invested in Glam Media and sevenload.
Managing directors are Dr. Marcel Reichart and Stephanie Czerny, who founded
the DLD Conference in 2005.


For further information, please contact: Michael Pries, Corporate Communication, Hubert Burda Media, Fon: +49-89-9250-2575, Fax: +49-89-9250-2745, Email: presse at

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