#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 08 - 10 Nov 2021

They inspire, they encourage and motivate and they educate: the speakers of beyond tellerrand, flying in from all over the world. Please make them feel very welcome and see who it is this year.

As soon as I have spoken to all speakers that were planned to come to April's edition to check if they are able to make it to the November edition, I will update this page with their lovely faces and infromation. Stay tuned.

Bianca Berning

Bianca Berning

Bianca is a designer and engineer based at the intersection of typography, type design and technology. She is Creative Director at typeface design studio Dalton Maag and an active member of Alphabettes, Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) and the Unicode Consortium.

Titus Dittmann

Titus Dittmann

Titus Dittmann is considered the “father of the German skateboard scene” and is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and founder from Münster. Today he is primarily active as a social entrepreneur and “instigator” with his organisation skate-aid. His motto is: “Das Herz muss brennen!” (which translates to “The heart has to be on fire!”). If you don’t know him or his work, feel free to check his biography.

Pamela Pavliscak

Pamela Pavliscak

Pamela is a tech emotionographer whose work focuses on how technology affects our feelings and relationships.

As the founder of Subjective, a creative studio for emotion tech, Pamela designs experiments that challenge us to see technology — and ourselves — in new ways. She is also a faculty member at the Pratt Institute, where she teaches emotional design and affective computing. Whether sharing emotional readouts of brainwaves over video chat, hosting salons on schadenfreude, or training neural networks to generate new feelings, Pamela’s work helps audiences understand how technology can broaden their emotional range.

Pamela has more than 15 years of experience in human-computer interaction, having led work with Google, IKEA, NBC Universal, and Virgin Atlantic, among others. She’s been featured as an expert on technology and emotion by outlets such as NPR’s All Tech Considered, The LA Times, CBC, Slate, and Engadget, and has published articles about technology and emotion for Quartz, Mashable, and other publications. Her book, Emotionally Intelligent Design, is part of the curriculum at major universities and is used at companies around the world to guide empathetic design. Pamela has also keynoted at a wide range of events all over the world, including TEDx, SXSW, and Creative Mornings.

Ulrike Rausch

Ulrike Rausch

In 2009 Berlin-based type designer Ulrike Rausch founded her own type foundry called LiebeFonts, providing high-quality typefaces and hand-crafted letterings with a charming personality and obsessive attention to detail. Her growing portfolio of quality fonts has been used in publications, advertisements, and websites all around the world. She also creates custom typefaces for clients.

When Ulrike is not busy with her next font release, she enjoys teaching at art schools and giving type design workshops in her studio.

Last year she teamed up with letterer and writer Chris Campe and wrote the book “Making Fonts!”, a comprehensive guide to type design & font production.

Matthias Stahl

Matthias Stahl

Matthias is a trained biochemist and bioinformatician. After dismantling mechanisms of multi-resistant bacteria and a dive into the big data secrets of childhood leukemia, he realized: No breakthrough is possible without compelling data visualizations. Luckily, at the same time, he discovered his passion for the combination of data & statistics with art & design.

In 2020 he founded his data visualization studio higsch, where he specialized on creative, interactive data visualizations. After a year of exciting projects across topics in politics, medicine and human rights, he decided to join the weekly news magazine DER SPIEGEL. Today he is leading their Graphics & Interactive department.

Molly Watt

Molly Watt

Molly is an Accessibility and Usability/User experience consultant, specialising in sensory impairments, keynote speaker and blogger. Currently recognised on the Shaw Powerlist as one of the top 100 influential people with a disability and shortlisted in 2019 National Diversity Awards.

Molly has consulted and worked alongside digital giants Apple and LinkedIn, ASOS, Sigma, Gov UK Digital Services, NHS Digital, Spotify, GN Hearing, Institute of Coding advising on the accessibility of digital online services.

Molly delivers keynote presentations and workshops around the world talking about the importance of designing for Accessibility > inclusion, consulting and advising teams on how to better deliver their products and services both environmentally and digitally.

Working alongside designers and developers Molly often runs audits on websites looking to improve the end user experience, and achieve inclusivity.

Molly aspires to a world designed to be fully inclusive to all including our ageing community, those living with temporary and lifelong disabilities. Majorities not minorities!

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