#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 13 - 14 May 2024

We are delighted that so many wonderful partners join us and help creating beyond tellerrand in the way it is with their support – sometimes for many years already. 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 idea of the event and our audience. Therefore a massive “Thank you!” to all Partners for their active support of the event. Without this it’s not possible to organise #btconf 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.

Platinum

Lexware

Lexware

Lexware is the market leader for commercial software solutions for small businesses and self-employed individuals in Germany. With over one million users, they use the excellent products to organize their business processes - from accounting and taxes to finance, merchandise management, payroll, and salary. Since 1989, Lexware has been providing support to companies and enabling them to be successful in the digital world - as a digital partner, with practical knowledge and competent training. For more information, visit www.lexware.de.

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.

Wacom

Wacom

For almost 40 years, Wacom has been equipping the world's most creative artists, designers and photographers with leading-edge technology. Their pen-based tools enable them to intuitively turn inspirations into digital creations in a most natural way. With their partners, they transform their expertise from the demanding market of professional creatives into new solutions, bringing the digital ink experience also to consumers and enterprises.

Gold

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.

Silver

reinorange

reinorange

Your shield against the uncertainties of the digital age. Protecting your sanity by weeding out the useless and focussing on joyful customer experiences. Thinking digital end-to-end: from concept to code.

Online and Event Hub

Vito

Vito

Vito is the online event and streaming platform by – you might guess it – Tito, which is our long-time ticketing partner. About 3 years ago they started working on their streaming platform Vito, but always with the idea in mind that ist should be more than “just” a streaming hub, where you could easily use one of the known streaming solutions.

Instead Vito focuses on the idea of building community hubs, where you would not only join, to watch one stream, but build communities to come back to, watch videos of missed streams, chat to other people of this community and much more. For us it is the perfect fit to gather people before and after the events and gather online during the event – no matter if onsite or watching remotely.

Ticket Platform

Tito

Tito

Tito is actually more than “just” a ticket system. They provide a perfect event platform to sell tickets for your events, to email the attendees for your events and to be perfectly prepared to welcome your attendees onsite, when the big day is there. We use Tito since our second event and are super happy with the platform, their service and – most importantly to us – the people creating and working at Tito. (If you wonder why we did not use it at the very first event, the answer is simple: it wasn’t existing …)

Conference Buddy

Conference Buddy

Conference Buddy

Conference Buddy provides a platform to find companions for conferences. You can look for one or more person with whom you can attend a conference together. Support each other, find a familiar face between all these strangers. You will feel more at ease and comfortable just knowing you’re not alone.

At the same time, you have the opportunity to help others to feel better! Let’s make events more approachable - one Buddy at a time.

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!

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!

Web Hosting

Mediapartners & Friends

VIVID

VIVID

VIVID is the business magazine for Düsseldorf. What is changing as a result of digitalisation? Which corporations are actually agile? Who are the key movers and shakers? What will the workplace of tomorrow look like? Which start-ups are truly innovative? What do you need to know to have your say?

VIVID is the business magazine for curious people who are up for a challenge and want to know what will move Düsseldorf forward.

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 Dorf

The Dorf

THE DORF the mag is the annual print publication of Düsseldorf’s urban culture magazine THE DORF, which has been presenting Düsseldorf people and places on thedorf.de since 2014. Photo and editorial series as well as an extensive address section show the city of Düsseldorf in a completely new light: products, news, culture, restaurants, style, places, projects, people and experiences, straight out of THE DORF. Selected stories from the magazine are published here. The printed issue of THE DORF the mag ist available at shop.thedorf.de.

Not too long ago they had Eike Köning in one of their interviews, which you can read here (interview in German).

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.

Slanted

Slanted

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.

tgm

tgm

Typographische Gesellschaft München e.V. (tgm) is a major organisation in the creative industry in Europe. It offers a wide range of educational programs and promotes the exchange between experts from different disciplines – such as content and form, text and image, design and technology. In this way, tgm fulfills its leading role as a guardian of quality standards in the culture of communication and type. Founded more than 130 years ago in Munich by a group of typesetters and printers, tgm has always been a voluntary association supported by its members. Today it stands for the creativity and the solidarity of the media industry as a whole.

Studio Kunst

Studio Kunst

Communication like a story

Let’s talk about imagination: Brands are visual images in people's minds. They are characterised by experiences, emotions, associations and knowledge. We shape these brands. To do this, we immerse ourselves in culture and markets, sense the mindset of target groups and bring brands in line with the zeitgeist.

We give brands a face and a voice. And we develop inspiring narratives that express the brand DNA. Because a good story moves people, stays in their heads and is passed on.

We are Studio Kunst – Agency for Brand and Story.

Ohne den Hype

Ohne den Hype

“Ohne den Hype” is a podcast by Sven Saro for creative minds. It is an interview podcast that does not focus on the work of people Sven invites, but on the people. Follow intimate conversations and hear Sven ask those questions you might want to ask, if you meet the guests of his show.

Eventua11y

Eventua11y

Curated by Matt Obee, Eventua11y is a calendar of digital accessibility events. Discover the best and most relevant accessibility conferences, workshops, and other events happening online and in-person around the world. From technical workshops that delve into the nitty-gritty of coding for accessibility, to broader conferences discussing policy, advocacy, and inclusive design principles, there's something for everyone.

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.

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.