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General

What is the Fifteen Seconds Festival?

Fifteen Seconds is Europe’s leading interdisciplinary business festival and gathers a global community of 5000 visionaries from the fields of marketing, advertising, media, technology, digital, HR, and leadership to network, learn and get inspired.

For whom is the festival designed and who attends?

The festival targets all future-oriented people with critical thinking that seek inspiration, knowledge and are eager to make new contacts. It gathers visionaries from various disciplines and industries and is designed for everyone who feels addressed.

When does the festival take place?

The festival 2018 takes place on Thursday, June 7 from 9am until 8pm and Friday, June 8 from 9am until 7:30pm. The after-show party starts on Friday at 10pm.

What topics are covered at the festival?

Our range of topics is designed to be diversified and interdisciplinary. Here are all topics that are covered by speakers from global brands: Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Leadership, Talent, Culture, Media, Publishing, Journalism, Digital, Disruption, Technology.

What to expect at the festival?

The festival is an immersive 48 hour experience designed for inspiration, knowledge-transfer and networking, all at the intersection of business, innovation and creativity for 5000 visionaries from various disciplines. A business conference, done differently, with five interdisciplinary stages for 100 speakers from globally recognized brands and a 130,000 square foot expo area featuring around 150 innovative partner companies.

Are the talks in English or German?

90% of the keynotes are going to be held in English, on the other formats the share is about 50% German, 50% English.

Is there food and drinks available?

Yes, breakfast, coffee, and drinks come complementary with every ticket. Opening at noon, our Food Market offers a broad variety of dishes, which are not included in the ticket price. The payment works cashless only, with either credit or debit cards. Cash is neither needed nor accepted.

How can I become a sponsor and/or exhibit at the festival?

Please send your request to partnerships@fifteenseconds.co, we’re happy to look into it.

Is there a livestream available?

No, our festival is designed to be an immersive two-day experience to learn and network for all participants. We believe, that in times where digital takes over, it’s even more important to rely on face-to-face relationships. The videos of the talks will be published on our YouTube channel after the festival.

Can I apply for speaking or suggest a speaker?

Yes, please send your proposal including your topic to hello@fifteenseconds.co, we’re happy to look into it.

Tickets

Where can I get my ticket, how do I register for the festival?

On our ticket page, please follow this link: http://fifteenseconds.co/en/festival/tickets/

What’s included in my ticket?

You can find all benefits of the Festival Pass and the Festival Pass Plus on our ticket page: http://fifteenseconds.co/en/festival/tickets/

Arrival

Where does the Fifteen Seconds Festival take place?

The Fifteen Seconds Festival takes place at Stadthalle Graz, Messeplatz 1, 8010 Graz. Find it on Google Maps: http://bit.ly/FS-Festival-Location

How do I get there by plane?

When flying directly to Graz, the city airport Graz Thalerhof (GRZ) is a mere 10km/6mile drive away from the Stadthalle Graz. There are a lot of direct flights connecting Graz with Vienna, Frankfurt/Main, Munich and Zurich, among others. Your alternative: Airport Vienna, Wien-Schwechat (VIE) with many more international connections and a two-hour drive away from the Stadthalle Graz by car.

How to get there by car?

When arriving from Vienna or Klagenfurt, take the highway A2 and the highway exit Graz-Ost, after approximately 1.5 km or 1 mile you will arrive at the location. When coming from Salzburg or Linz take the highway A9 and the highway exit Graz-Nord, you will reach your destination after approximately 7.4 kilometers or 4.6miles.

Will there be parking lots available?

Every ticket includes a parking lot and there will be enough available. The parking lot P1 Fröhlichgasse is located right next to the Stadthalle (Fröhlichgasse 39-45, http://bit.ly/FS-Festival-Parking), no more than 2 minutes walking. You are welcome to leave your car here for free from Tuesday until Saturday of the festival week. The parking lot is also accessible during the night, in case you need to get something from your car.

How to get there by bus?

We recommend FlixBus as an affordable and fast option. Depending on your point of departure, there are multiple stops in Graz. The closest stop is Girardigasse, which is a 3min walk to Jakominiplatz, the central public transport hub in the city center. From there, you simply take the tram line 4 to Liebenau and exit at the Stadthalle.

If you exit the FlixBus at the central railway station, take the tram line 1, 3, 6 or 7 to Hauptplatz and change to Line 4 to Liebenau, exit at Stadthalle.

How to get there by train?

The best way to come to Graz with public transportation is with the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). Destination: Graz Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). When arriving in Graz, take the tram line 1, 3, 6 or 7 to Hauptplatz and switch to line 4 until you reach the stop Stadthalle. Please get out here.

At the Festival

Is there a dresscode?

No. Come as you are.

How do I get around in Graz?

The tram station right in front of the Stadthalle in the Conrad-von-Hötzendorf-Straße offers fast transportation with the line 4 to Andritz into inner city. For taxis, we recommend 878: +43316878

Can I bring a +1 to the After-Show Party?

No, the access is restricted to participants with a festival wristband and requires a ticket (Festival Pass, Festival Pass Plus, Press Pass, Startup Pass, Student Pass, Crew Pass).