#btconf Berlin, Germany 11 - 12 Sep 2023

We are delighted that so many wonderful partners join us – sometimes for many years already – and help creating beyond tellerrand in the way it is. Not only do they help to keep the ticket prices affordable, but they are also giving their best to present themselves in a way that fits the audience. Therefore a big “Thank you!” to all Partners for their active support of the event. Without this massive support it is not possible to organise it and to keep beyond tellerrand alive!

If you think of joining the beyond tellerrand family and are interested in getting more information about what the benefits are and what is included, please let me know and I will directly get in touch with you.

Gold

sipgate

sipgate

sipgate creates digital services in and beyond the context of telephony. With hundreds of thousands of customers in Germany and the United Kingdom, sipgate is one of the biggest VoIP telephony providers in Europe.

Growth has been constant for sipgate ever since its formation over 11 years ago. There are currently 290 people working happily in a modern office located in the Düsseldorf "Medienhafen" area. A great variety of in-house expertise enables sipgate to keep VoIP infrastructure development, software development, UX, design, marketing, customer support and back-office functions in a single beautiful location.

Kirby

Kirby

Kirby is a file-based content management system, which is very easy to setup, fun to use and flexible as hell. Without the hassle of running a database, Kirby makes it possible to create powerful websites in no time. beyondtellerrand.com is happily running on Kirby.

Transcriptions

Balsamiq

Balsamiq

Why use Balsamiq Wireframes when you have so many tools to chose from these days? Because of its unwavering focus on low-fidelity wireframing - Balsamiq makes it impossible to waste time fiddling with details. And it's still the fastest tool out there, by far. With all new Web and Desktop Apps, Balsamiq has improved a lot since you've used it last... it's time to give it another look!

T-Shirts & More

Illhill

Illhill

For all those years Illhill is our wonderful and reliable partner to produce t-shirts and much more. Next to the production, Holger of Illhill is onsite in our exhibition whenever possible doing live silkscreen printing and selling his fantastic products.

Illhill states to not do crap that doesn't interest anyone, they just make things happen and they follow this motto since 2004. Meet them onsite in Düsseldorf!

Education for Everyone!

Makuyuni

Makuyuni

One of my volunteers approached me at last year’s Berlin edition of beyond tellerrand. He told me about a project he started together with a few other people to bring education to parts in our world, where it is not self-evident. I love the idea and am totally up for it to support it. I want to get the word out and like to help them raising money. This is donation based and you are able to donate whatever you want.

Makuyuni e.V. is a private organisation in Germany that believes in the right to education for everyone, everywhere in the world. Their mission to provide “Education For All” means giving 264 million people worldwide the basic human right to receive education.

They started in Makuyuni, Tanzania – and that is why this is the organisation’s name. It’s a non-profit association founded in September 2018 by Jan Grandisch and Andreas Klein in Cologne.

In the year of their foundation they received €5000 in donations that they invested entirely in their school’s building project in Tanzania.

In concrete terms, this means that they already have given around 30 children the chance to have lessons in a new third classroom through new school desks, tables, and other essential learning materials. They also provide support for teaching structures at the school, such as the planned introduction of curricula.

Another important point is that they work according to the principle of helping people to help themselves and make it possible to set up educational structures rather than actively pursuing them. This means that they provide their friend Lalahe with support, ideas, and resources on-site, who then implements and coordinates the work himself.

We Empower Kids!

skate-aid

skate-aid

skate-aid is a non-profit organization (NGO) from Germany, that provides extensive child and youth Services through the pedagogical power of skateboarding. Since it was founded in 2009 by skateboard pioneer Titus Dittmann, skate-aid has implemented projects for disadvantaged kids and teenagers worldwide. In our projects we build skate parks in countries like Uganda, Namibia, Rwanda and Palestine and recently opened our newest skate park in Damascus/Syria in cooperation with the SOS Children's Villages. Especially in areas where social abuses and difficult living conditions prevail, we support kids in their development and encourage self-determined learning and intrinsic motivation. In addition, we offer orientation aid, contribute to gender equality and enable an increase in self-esteem, community awareness, personal responsibility and determination. The skate parks and the skateboard are the necessary tools to provide sustainable support through our workshops. The kids learn to get up after falling down. This strengthens their personality and takes away their fear of facing new challenges later in life. That’s our mission: we empower kids!

In particular, the following measures enable skate-aid to carry out its mission in the projects every day and thus providing genuine socialization-, prevention- and peace work:

  • Construction and maintenance of skate parks as safe pedagogical socialization rooms with free access and support as well as structured leisure activities for kids and teenagers regardless of age, religion, skin color, social class and gender
  • Participatory involvement of kids and teenagers in all activities promoting cognitive and social skills
  • Carrying out free skateboard lessons (workshops) to promote self-determined personality development, resilience, integration and inclusion
  • Free provision of skateboards, accessories and safety gear
  • Implementation and promotion of national and international sporting events
  • Implementation and promotion of youth exchange programs for the purpose of reducing cultural barriers and prejudices
  • Carrying out special continuing education workshops for kids and teenagers on sensitive topics such as racism, drug abuse, environmental pollution, discrimination or AIDS
  • Conducting projects and actions that support young people, promote their individual and social development, provide them with life and guidance and open new perspectives to them

Our mission is successful when we help kids and teenagers on their way to adulthood, becoming self-confident, enlightened, creative, enthusiastic, committed, courageous, persevering, frustration-tolerant and active individuals in their society. Especially where adverse living conditions such as war and conflict, poverty, racism and much more can endanger their positive development.

We’re working on it. Our Mission: We empower kids!

Mediapartners & Friends

Neon Moiré

Neon Moiré

Neon Moiré is a curated event guide of the world's most interesting design conferences and events on our digitized world. The agenda will focus on graphic, typography and interaction design conferences, not to forget design film festivals and an overview of the top design summer schools.

The website is editorially independent, which means that none of the events listed on neonmoire.com have paid to participate. The selection is based upon the profile of the event, the duration and its speakers.

The Dots

The Dots

The Dots is a professional network for the people and teams that don’t wear suits to work. We're the best place to showcase your projects, build your personal brand, and collaborate with other creators. Connect with the jobs you actually want, and the clients you’ve always dreamed of working with.

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine

Founded in September 2006, Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. Our aim is to inform our readers about the latest trends and techniques in Web development. We try to persuade you not with the quantity but with the quality of the information we present. Smashing Magazine is and always has been independent.

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine

Slanted Publishers is an internationally active publishing and media house founded in 2014 by Lars Harmsen and Julia Kahl. They publish the award-winning print magazine Slanted, covering international developments in design and culture twice a year. Since its establishment in 2004, the daily Slanted blog highlights events and news from an international design scene and showcases inspiring portfolios from all over the world. Over the years, more than 180 video interviews with designers and entrepreneurs have been made, forming an archive that bears witness to our time.

In addition to the Slanted blog and magazine, Slanted Publishers initiates and creates projects such as the Yearbook of Type, tear-off calendars Typodarium and Photodarium, independent type foundry VolcanoType and others. Slanted’s publishing program reflects their own diverse interests, focusing on contemporary design and culture, working closely with editors and authors to produce outstanding publications with meaningful content and high quality. These publications can be found in the Slanted Shop alongside other extraordinary products by young design talents and established producers from all over the world. Slanted was born from great passion and has made a name for itself across the globe. Its design is vibrant and inspiring—its philosophy open-minded, tolerant, and curious.

Do you also think about teaming up and becoming a partner of beyond tellerrand? Or even a Global Partner (see our Global Partners in the footer of every page)? Excellent! Please send a short email with an introduction and we will get back to you as soon as possible with info on how to become a partner.