Absolutely the best all-round conference in Europe, by far. Educational, inspiring, and a lot of fun. Literally life changing.
What Other People Say
It is just lovely what other people say about beyond tellerrand. You might have seen the random quote in our header. This pages lists all the voices on one page. These voices are quotes from speakers, partners and attendees and I say thank you for your kind words.
Marc, and the beyond tellerrand team, have created a community that is nothing short of familial, and an event as immediately welcoming as it is immeasurably inspiring.
Don’t get me wrong, BT is a great conference. But it is so much more than that. It’s an event, it’s a show. You’ll be inspired, engaged, and leave connected and energised. […]
beyond tellerrand was one of those surreal events. The time and effort to make the event sociable, enjoyable and exciting was obvious.
beyond tellerrand – the only conference I know that feels like an educational night club. So good to be back!
Maya Bornschein, @maya_shines
beyond tellerrand was a fire hose of super smart thinking and incredible inspiration, all jam-packed into 2 days. My brain is still trying to unpack all the great things I learned!
Without doubt the best general web conference in Europe.
beyond tellerrand is one of those conferences you have to attend at least once (if not more) in your lifetime. Huge kudos to Marc and his team for putting together one of the most inspirational and thought-provoking events I’ve ever been a part of.
beyond tellerrand is a wonderfully intimate event for such an ambitious tech conference. It's a festival of style and personality — and warm community, too.
beyond tellerrand is beyond any normal conference - it's a place to forge new relationships that couldn't be further in atmosphere from the standard conference spiel.
Joel Gethin Lewis, @hellicarlewis
beyond tellerand is one of our favorite events each year because the people behind it balance thoughtfulness, inclusion, and precision. It’s excellent.
beyond tellerrand is my favorite conference and Marc my favorite organizer so far. He is kind and thoughtful and detail oriented, and it really shows in the inspiring talks and quality of the event!
I learnt, I laughed, I got confused, I drank good German booze. I look forward to going beyond tellerrand again soon!
At btconf I always meet new people. Not just old (or senior if you wish) designers like myself, but I always have conversations with young professionals as well.
The thought and care Marc and his team put into beyond tellerrand really shows. It’s one of the most personal, welcoming and well organised conferences I’ve been to.
Speaking at beyond tellerrand is always a joy, as Marc brings together such interesting topics and people. I loved being a part of it.
beyond tellerrand was so well run, but more importantly, I found it incredibly inspiring.
Marc just knows how to rock this stage! He is definitely a rockstar — a very lovable rockstar.
beyond tellerrand makes you feel like belonging to an ever-growing family. I always leave with new good friends and an endless source of positivity, inspiration and excitement for my work.
Bastian Allgeier, @bastianallgeier
beyond tellerrand is wonderfully intimate and excessively personal, I can really meet people there and talk properly. And the speakers span the entire spectrum, from the technical to the artistic, from the corporate to the individual.
Stefan Sagmeister, 2018, Munich, @sagmeisterwalsh
[…] beyond tellerrand has a very cozy and friendly atmosphere and I’m very lucky to have had my first speaking experience in such inviting environment and community grown by marc.
beyond tellerrand is not your ordinary tech conference. Marc has created something really special, and everyone should get a chance to experience this event!
An unforgettable experience. Marc’s passion is apparent and obvious throughout the entire event and you are welcomed with open arms by him, his team and the entire audience. […]
beyond tellerrand was a delightful experience for me, both as a speaker and an attendee. The talks were inspiring, and the attention to detail was remarkable. […]
A fantastic, valuable community event — an event worth anticipating, attending and remembering even years after it has passed.
Vitaly Friedmann, @smashingmag
For many years, people kept telling me I _just have to_ attend Beyond Tellerrand. I never understood why. Can it be that great?! Having attended several of them now, I can tell you: yes, 100% yes!
beyond tellerrand is made with love, and it shows. It’s one of my favorite conferences.
beyond tellerrand is one of the few conferences in the world able to create a genuine sense of community. It’s like the conferences of yesteryear; everything feels fun and new; all the attendees make for a truly welcoming environment. Marc’s passion comes through in every aspect of the production, and I can’t wait to return to the next event.
Elliot Jay Stocks, 2017, Berlin, @elliotjaystocks
I'm so lucky that beyond tellerrand was my first conference abroad. It became immediately clear to me how tightly-knit and welcoming the community is. I loved the atmosphere and hope to come back again one day!
beyond tellerrand is without a doubt one of the friendliest conferences I’ve had the pleasure to attend: great speakers, lovely entertainment and a wonderful venue.
beyond tellerrand was exactly that: exposing us all to things we don’t usually talk and read about on our own. The best kind of conference!
[…] I was ecstatic and honoured when Marc invited me to speak at his well-reputed conference. And indeed, beyond tellerrand did not disappoint! I enjoyed the various talks that help us think outside of the box and make us better designers/developers. […] 100% would recommendation and attend again.
btconf is — hands down — my favourite of all confs I’ve spoken at. Marc goes the extra mile to give the conf its own character, atmosphere, and makes it a unique experience for all. 100% recommended. It sets the bar high for all design confs in our community.
beyond tellerrand was unique; the crowd is warm and energized, and the speakers covered such a breadth of topics that I learned new things I never expected. I recommend everyone make it a must-attend event for their annual fill of delicious brain food.
Go to beyond tellerrand to get some inspiration, let your creative hair down and generally dussel your dorfs. Lots of variety, great atmosphere, and much better than Cologne.
Being part of beyond tellerrand is my favourite speaking event of the year (and I usually present at several dozen around the world). It should be everyone’s absolute not-to-be-missed event of your tech calendar. Make sure you definitely attend one near you (and perhaps others further afield)
Robins Christopherson, 2017, Berlin, @USA2DAY
beyond tellerrand delivers an amazing experience fuelled by engaging talks on a broad range of subjects and a very captive audience. A legendary event not to be missed.
Thank you Marc and all the beyond tellerrand team for your warm welcome, I had a wonderful time here meeting lovely people!
beyond tellerrand was a delightful experience both as a speaker and as an attendee. Marc’s attention to all aspects of the conference was a high-quality production from the moment we landed in Düsseldorf! Forever thankful to have been invited, I encourage everyone to try to attend!
One of the most consistent speaker lineups from top to bottom we’ve ever seen. beyond tellerrand was an exceptionally well run conference. Delightful.
Nathan Peretic, @nathanperetic
beyond tellerrand is a rare bird: a design conference that touches both the technical and the deeply human, making connections that matter. The kindness and enthusiasm of the community is palpable.
beyond tellerrand is one of the best events I’ve ever spoken at. The attendees are super-friendly, the other speakers on the bill are the best in the business, and the venue is incredible. It’s an inspiring event in every way possible and I can’t wait to return. […]
Elliot Jay Stocks, 2013, Düsseldorf, @elliotjaystocks
beyond tellerrand is a truly astonishing experience – unique vibe, tremendous production value and a super engaged audience. Cannot wait to be back
beyond tellerrand is one of the best events I've had the fortune of attending - and I feel incredibly honored to have contributed as a speaker.
beyond tellerrand is one of the most interesting and inspiring digital conferences on the European continent to date — the care that Marc puts into crafting this unique event always shines through, creating a special vibe like no other.
beyond tellerrand was a whole lot of fun: great energy, kind and helpful people and a fine program. Thats pretty much all I want from a designy gathering.
Stefan Sagmeister, 2014, Berlin, @sagmeisterwalsh
beyond tellerrand does a wonderful job balancing insightful and interesting presentations with a fun event filled with great attendees and activities. I learned so much and made new friends. Looking forward to the next one!
beyond tellerrand was one of the friendliest and the best organised conferences I have been invited to.
Of all the web design events that I’ve been to over the past ten years, beyond tellerrand is the conference with the most soul.
An event thoughtfully put together and with great attention to detail. Fantastic line up with a good mix of inspirational, highly specialised and unexpected talks.
I love how with this diverse range of talks it all comes together in the end. Storytelling and building blocks overarching theme at #btconf.
I left beyond tellerrand inspired and honoured to have become friends with incredible people who have made me want to “look beyond the edge of the plate”. I still often think about the talks on stage and the meaningful conversations I had. An experience I’m very grateful for!
The audience at beyond tellerrand were warm-hearted and welcoming.
Jeremy Keith, 2013, Düsseldorf, @adactio
beyond tellerrand is one of my favourite conferences because it’s the perfect blend of inspiring talks across a range of topics, great (personal) vibes and amazing locations.
One of the most sincere and thoughtful conferences I've experienced.
beyond tellerrand is a wonderful show that does a great job of covering the spectrum of topics relevant to building the web today, while having a very friendly and personal feel.
Marc cultivates an environment and culture that is fantastically warm, cooperative, inclusive, supportive and, well... simply bloody wonderful.
beyond tellerrand is one of my favorite conferences. The attendees are into it. The speakers are into it. The organizers are into it. Honestly, it feels more like a community than a conference.
beyond tellerrand was a lovely event. The venue space feel cozy, relaxed and comfortable. There is a “if you’re here you’re family” vibe to it that stems from Marc’s personality and, literally, his family.
I don’t even work in the web field, and I learned SO MUCH. And the best part was that the speakers were not just great speakers, but also turned out to be amazing human beings.
Incredibly friendly environment, learned loads of cool shit from both speakers and attendees.
When I first heard about beyond tellerrand a few years ago, it seemed like an event that was not only well-run, but well-loved by those who have attended. Every time I hear about it, I hear such great things that I knew that I wanted to be a part of it some day. I'm happy to report that it lived up to even my wildest expectations.
With his uniquely down-to-earth and friendly approach, Marc puts on a very special conference that has not only garnered a loyal following in Germany, even the speakers can't wait to come back to another round of beyond tellerrand.
beyond tellerand is brimming with personality and warmth. Everyone I talked to told me it was “special event”, and I couldn’t agree more.
beyond tellerrand is a truly special conference. It provides not just food for thought, but a ton of warm and fuzzy nourishment for the soul.
beyond tellerrand is one of the most welcoming, original, inspiring, and thoughtful conference I have ever addressed.
beyond tellerrand was a fun experience filled with creativity and uniqueness, among the best conferences I ever attended.
I had heard a lot of good things about beyond tellerrand before attending and was not disappointed. The attention to details is phenomenal.
beyond tellerrand is a wonderful conference every time. It is so friendly and you can tell that Marc cares about creating a great experience for everybody.
beyond tellerrand is different, its not too big, I learnt a lot from a diverse range of speakers, and most importantly it has a good soul and nice energy
Jonathan Barnbrook, @barnbrook
At beyond tellerrand, there is no stage. Speakers are there as participants just as much as the other attendees. Join us in one of the most inspiring series of events!
Marc really knows how to make a conference great! His passion and attention to detail were impressive. Everyone felt welcome and embraced—like family.
I’ve been lucky enough to attend beyond tellerrand five times over the past ten years as both a speaker and attendee, and I already can’t wait to come back. My favourite conference in the world.
beyond tellerrand is one of those 'word-of-mouth' conferences that everyone tells you to go to. I'd heard such good things for years. It's not only well organized but more importantly well curated. All of the talks were just excellent. So glad I went.
beyond tellerrand has style… It's got funk, it's got soul, it's got tech, it's got cool, and it's got more than a little bit of pixie dust too!
beyond tellerrand is a market place for creative ideas and aha moments with bright and whole-hearted people.
beyond tellerrand is German for “warm, fuzzy, friendly event with passionate experts from many areas of the tech industry who gather to connect and inspire”.
beyond tellerrand was an absolutely incredible experience. From the speakers to the venue to all the small diversions Marc assembled, there was nothing that wasn't top-notch and thought through. […] One of the best conferences I have ever been to, hands down.
I speak at a lot of great events, but it’s rare that an event does absolutely everything well. beyond tellerrand gets top marks in all categories. […] beyond tellerrand should be on your list for next year.
The magic of beyond tellerand is the people - when so many creative and passionate individuals come together, incredible things happen. I walked away feeling inspired, motivated, and grateful to have joined such a wonderful community.
Natalya Shelburne, @natalyathree
Absolutely the best all-round conference in Europe, by far. Educational, inspiring, and a lot of fun. Literally life changing.
beyond tellerrand remains my favorite conference for web folks. The audience is always engaged & supportive, every speaker is incredible, and Marc’s attention to detail in putting the whole thing together is second to none.
Aaron Gustafson, @aarongustafson
An eclectic lineup, high quality speakers, topics that matter and a wonderful audience. But it’s all the extra little details that lift beyond tellerrand from a good conference to a truly exceptional one.
Felt very welcome at btconf. It feels like being part of one big family. More than happy about all my new coder and webdeveloper cousins!
Can't talk about beyond tellerrand without Marc Thiele – there isn't enough money in the world to run a conf your way: cute note in the hotel rooms, untangling my hair from the mic, being everywhere while staying chill.
beyond tellerrand is an electrifying experience – there’s a buzz amongst the attendees and speakers that is incomparable. Marc has created something truly special.
Charlotte Dann, @charlotte_dann
beyond tellerrand was a memorable event for me for many reasons. The whole thing is organised beautifully down to every little detail. The audience were so enthusiastic and open to new ideas. I felt at home among friends even though we had only just met.
Dominic Wilcox, @dominicwilcox
To me as a graphic designer beyond tellerrand is always a wonderful source of inspiration. It combines creativity with practical tips, sprinkles in some code and mixes it all with the great spirit of the web.
beyond tellerrand provides a personal experience designed with lots of love and care, in many ways the couture of conferences.
With beyond tellerrand Marc has created a matchless conference in Germany. The atmosphere is enjoyable, relaxed an inspiring while providing a high-class range of speakers.
Cooperating with beyond tellerrand and Marc is always a pleasure. A very interesting target group and the friendly interaction make this event special. We are excited about the future and look forward to many more events.
Take a generous selection of singularly entertaining expert speakers (with the possible exception of myself), mix them with a uniquely quirky and welcoming take on an uber-hard-core tech conference, and you have beyond tellerrand – wherever it's held.
Robins Christopherson, 2018, Munich, @USA2DAY
The passion and thought that Marc puts into his beyond tellerrand events never ceases to amaze me. It’s a must visit both for attendees and partners.
beyond tellerrand was one of the best events I’ve attended: a fantastic venue, stellar speakers, and everyone was taken care of as if we were family. […]
beyond tellerrand is one of those really special events, filled with the magic that makes the web possible: creative, inspiring and welcoming.
beyond tellerrand is one of those conferences that remind you what a great community we are, at our best. Talking and attending was an absolute pleasure. Life-affirming even.
Heydon Pickering, @heydonworks
I had a GREAT time at beyond tellerrand, such an amazing and diverse speaker line-up and awesome atmosphere!
As always, Marc delivered a terrific two-day mixture of craft and code to get me inspired and excited.
Jeremy Keith, 2019, Berlin, @adactio
beyond tellerrand was an amazing experience. Listening to people from all over the world speak onstage and offstage was invigorating, mind-expanding, and humbling.
beyond tellerrand is one of Europe's finest web conferences. A true pleasure to attend.
beyond tellerrand is a conference that does it differently, and it does it well. From speakers, to the overall vibe, you know you are in for something special.
Stacey Mulcahy, @bitchwhocodes
beyond tellerrand is a thoughtfully curated mix of insight, inspiration and practical advice. Marc is a warm and welcoming host, and the European tech scene should consider itself lucky having somebody like him as a community ambassador.
beyond tellerrand was full of great people and great energy. I can’t remember a conference I enjoyed more. A very well-run event.
Matthew Rechs (Typekit), @mrechs
beyond tellerrand was beyond cabaret, beyond special and beyond conference. It holds it's own special place in my heart.
The event is curated in an incredibly personal way with an incredible line up of hand selected speakers. BT comes across in the best way possible - creative, full of value and full of meaning.
Joel Bronkowski (WooCommerce), @joelbronkowski
There's something unique about the scope of ideas discussed and the genuine enthusiasm behind this conference that makes beyond tellerrand really inspirational. It's hard to describe it — you’ve just got to be there to experience it for yourself.
I had a lovely time at beyond tellerrand as the relaxed atmosphere they created with their use of time and space made it really easy to get to know others and what they’re passionate about.
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, @iotwatch
I had a great time at beyond tellerrand. I was impressed by the quality of speakers, the lovely venue and most of all by the friendly and welcoming atmosphere […]
[…] beyond tellerrand is diverse yet focused, realistic but ambitious, both serious and funny—and you should go.
Things I loved about beyond tellerrand: wide variety of topics, nerding out with devs, the DJ, sunshine, altbier & the excitement about coding fonts!
beyond tellerrand is one of the most fun-loving conferences on the European circuit, with talks to appeal to designers and developers equally. The perfect event for a team!
beyond tellerrand has a wonderfully friendly, non-corporate, ambience where the passion for the subject and its community shine through.
Extraordinary event in every aspect - spectacular speakers, spotless organization, warm welcome and great people. We are impatiently looking forward to the next edition!
It’s rare that you find such great speakers, enthusiastic attendees, and great location all in one event. Absolutely nailed it! Would thoroughly recommend to anyone in the web industry.
An amazing, well curated, well organized experience not just for attendees, but also for the speakers. For anyone considering going, just do it! Take it from us!
When my friends and colleagues ask: ‘Which event or conference should I make sure to go to this year?’ I answer: ‘Let me tell you about beyond tellerrand’.
Lyza Danger Gardner, @lyzadanger
beyond tellerrand is a rare, human event, organised by a rare human. It is a meaningful oasis in a platonic desert of professional attention seeking.