Located at the lake-side campus of HPI
Open & interactive formats
Meet design thinking pioneers
Networking with global team players
Tickets are sold out
The first event of its kind worldwide
Experience the unique atmosphere


The d.confestival took place on the campus of Hasso Plattner Institute from 14-16 September 2017. The 30,000 square meter area is located in the surroundings of Potsdam-Babelsberg at Griebnitzsee, very close to Berlin. The lakeside campus is an impressive oasis of greenery set in beautifully tended grounds.

The main buildings and the auditorium are located at: Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße 2-3, 14482 Potsdam.


Go by Train

From Berlin central station/Zoologischer Garten take S-Bahn line S7, destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof, and travel to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee (travel time approx. 35 min).

From Potsdam central station take S-Bahn line S7, destination Ahrensfelde, to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee (travel time approx. 10 min).

Plan your trip

Campus Map

The lectures and workshops will take place over the entire HPI Campus - the main building, the lecture halls and outside. The center of the d.confestival will be the circus tent next to the main building. 

See Campus Map

Go by Taxi

Taxi rides from Berlin Hauptbahnhof cost between 40 and 50 Euro and take approx. 45 minutes. From either airport it costs between 50 and 60 Euros and takes 45 to 60 minutes. A taxi ride from Potsdam Hauptbahnhof takes around 15 minutes and costs about 10 Euro.

From the Airport

From Airport Tegel: Take bus line 109, destination Bahnhof Zoo, to S Charlottenburg. Switch to S-Bahn line S7, destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnho to S-Bahn Griebnitzsee (50 min, ticket ABC).

From Schönefeld Airport: Take Regionalbahn RB14, destination Nauen, to S+U Friedrichstraße or Regionalexpress RE22, destination Roßlau to S Wannsee. Switch to line S7, destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof, to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee (65 to 85 min, ticket ABC).


Explore the historical atmosphere of Potsdam with its many palaces and historic quarters or dive into the bustling cultural scene of Berlin with its museums, clubs and concerts.

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