The Topics at Fifteen Seconds Festival

What we are going to talk about

Graz, Austria // June 15–16, 2023

Fifteen Seconds Festival unites 200 top international speakers on 12 stages under one roof. Learn more about our key topics for 2023.

Personal Growth
Personal Growth Stage
If you want to develop yourself further to get ahead in life and have more impact, you’ve come to the right place. Get new impulses for personal growth.
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Self-Development

Setting and Meeting Personal Goals

Self-Reflection

Work-Life Balance

Finding Your Passion

Well-Being

Emotional Skills

Attaining New Skills

Passion & Drive

Conscious Living

Positive Habits

Unlearning

Empathy & Compassion

Motivation

Communication

Leadership

Overcoming Obstacles

Purpose & Vision

Marketing, Advertising, Media
Marketing Stage
We’re not only giving the stage to topics surrounding Brands, Campaigning, Public Relations, TV, Audio, Web, or the Agency Business—we’re exploring them in depth.
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Advertising

Media

Brand Building

Brand Design & Marketing

Campaigns

Journalism

Public Relations

Web3

Metaverse

NFT

Agencies vs. In-House

Social Media

Content Creation

Navigating Gen Z

Finding Your Target Audience

Data Analytics

Diversity, Equality, Inclusion
Diversity Stage
Don’t we all want a more diverse, equal and inclusive world? That is why, on this stage, thought leaders will speak out and show how things could be different.
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LGBT+

Non-Binary

Transgender Rights

Black Lives Matter

Fighting Discrimination, Homophobia, Racism

Celebrating Multiculturalism

Gender Equality

Closing the Pay Gap

Female Leadership

Ungendered Lifestyle

Intentional Inclusion

Microaggressions

Diversity vs. Inclusion

Dismantling Stereotypes

Unconscious Bias

Bystander Intervention

Disability Awareness

Ableism

Privilege

Ageism

New Work, Culture, Talent
New Work Stage
Here it’s all about important questions and answers surrounding the post-modern world of work: How do you lead a new generation? How does a new generation lead? What changes lie ahead?
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Remote Working

Modern Nomadism

Global Migration

People & Culture

Human Resources

Collaboration

Building Global Business Communities

Recruitment, International Recruitment

Finding the Right Employees

Team Building

Gen Z

Flexible Working

Hot-Desking

Co-Working Spaces

Gig Economy

Training

Employee Retention

Performance Management

The “New Normal”

Hybrid Work

Sustainability
Sustainability Stage
Something has to change, we all know it. On this stage, we explore where the biggest potentials lie and talk about topics such as Green Tech, Plant-Based, Circular Economy, and Smart City.
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Green Tech

Plant-Based

Circular Economy

Smart City

Upcycling

Refurbishing

Doughnut Economy

Clean Energy

Pollution Prevention

Water Conservation

Sustainable Buildings

Ocean Acidification

Air Pollution

Carbon Transition

Sustainable Product Design

Regenerative Agriculture

Mobility & Transportation
Mobility Stage
Mobility is definitely one of the most interesting sectors for the coming years. That’s why topics surrounding Transportation, Logistics, Space, and Smart City deserve their own stage.
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Public Transport

Vehicles: Trains, Buses, Trams

Bikes, E-Bikes & Cargo Bikes

E-Mobility

Autonomous Vehicles

Smart City

Air Travel

Space Travel

Automobiles

Country-Wide & City Infrastructure/s

Sustainable Fuels

Delivery Bots

Micromobility

Health & Well-Being
Health Stage
Health has been a part of our program for a while, but this year we’re turning the spotlight on and taking a closer look at MedTech, Wellness, Pharma, and Drugs.
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MedTech

Wellness

Pharmaceuticals

Aging Population

Augmented Intelligence

Health Apps

Personalized Healthcare

Wearable Devices

Virtual Healthcare

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

Mental Health

Genomics

Mobile Health

Telemedicine

Big Data & Analytics

Immersive Technology

Technology
Tech Stage
The Tech Stage really lives up to its name, investigating developments such as Web3, Crypto, Blockchain, or NFTs and taking into consideration topics like hacking and cybersecurity.
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Crypto Currency

Blockchain

NFT

Web3

Metaverse

Cyber Security, Cyber Protection

Risk Management

Hacking

Fintech

Customer Experience

Cloud IT, Cloud Solutions

Digital Business Acceleration & Data Strategies

Compliance & Data Governance

Artificial Intelligence

Robotics

Tech Integration

Virtual Reality

Social Media

Product Development

Future Technologies

Design
Design Stage
A space for design: with topics including Graphic Design, Typography, Illustration, Photography, Interactive Design, Art, Fashion Design, Product Design, and Game Design.
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UX

Graphic Design

Illustration

Photography

Interactive Design

Art

Fashion

Product Design

Video Games

Motion Graphics

AI-Generated Art

3D Visuals

Inclusive Design

Virtual Reality

Print

Web Design

Content Creation

Videography

Anti-Design

Nostalgia

Staying Ahead of the Trends

Socially-Conscious Design

Authentic Representation

Diversity & Imperfection

Color Trends

Dissonance

Timeless Design

Startups & Entrepreneurship
Startup Stage
Founders and entrepreneurs, this one is for you: Get valuable input on investments and pitching alongside product demos and showcases on the Startup Stage.
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Investments

Pitching

Product Demos & Showcasing

Entrepreneurship

Business Development

Finance

Funding

Human Resources

Legal

Marketing

Product Management

The Sharing Economy

Agile Development

Digital Nomadism

Globalized Business

Increasingly Niche Markets

Gig Economy

Business Plan Writing

Strategy Building

Goal Setting & Productivity

Understanding Your Target Audience

Failing Fast

Sports
Sports Stage
The fast world of sports, to be experienced in two days, at one place: from outdoor to online, from mass to niche. Get ready for bright minds and real champions.
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Sponsorship

Overcoming Adversity

Pursuing Your Goals & Passions

Building a Brand

LGBT+ Rights in Sports

Extreme Sports

Virtual Sports & E-Sports

The Rise of Non-Traditional Sports

Artificial Intelligence

Sensors & Data Analytics

Fan Engagement

Sports Media & Journalism

Brand Value

Sports Gear

Augmented Reality