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Graz, Austria // June 15–16, 2023

In 2023, Fifteen Seconds Festival gathers thousands of curious minds and 200 international speakers in the heart of Europe. Apply now as a crew member and gain hands-on experience organizing a major international event.

Fifteen Seconds Festival
Empowering curious minds since 2014

Hello. Since 2014, Fifteen Seconds Festival unites curious minds from different business sectors and disciplines for 48 hours of inspiration, knowledge transfer, and networking in Graz. In 2023, the festival is going to take place on June 15–16 at Stadthalle Graz. We will offer motivated young talents the opportunity to join the event as members of the festival crew.

What’s in it for you
Reasons to apply
Within our crew, numerous friendships and contacts are made each year. Speaking from experience, these friendships have a positive and long-lasting influence on our crew members’ future careers. On top of the exclusive networking with leaders from internationally renowned companies, organizations, and universities, your commitment as a festival crew member offers you the following benefits.

Hands-on experience

Valuable experience in organizing and executing a major international event.


An energetic and immersive experience that will drive you forward.


We give you the opportunity to participate in several talks at the festival.

Letter of reference

A personal letter of reference from Fifteen Seconds for your future career path.


Access to the FS career network and international partner companies.

After-show party

The legendary finale on the evening of day 2 – with all attendees, speakers, and partners.
Teamwork wins championships
Our teams

This year’s festival is going to be a special one. Wanna be part of the spectacle? Cool. These are your team options.

Shuttle service
Our shuttle service coordinates the transport of our speakers to their respective hotels. And all their other ways during the festival.
Our attendees, partners, and speakers need to be smoothly registered for the festival on both days and must be equipped with wristbands and badges. That’s your job.
Speaker hosting
You will be the first contact person and companion for our international top speakers. Cheerfulness and outstanding hospitality are our highest priorities here.
Partner hosting
Partner hosts work closely with the Fifteen Seconds partnerships unit and support it in handling various organizational tasks.
It’s all about coordinated processes here. The logistics team is responsible for the festival’s efficient set-up and dismantling and never loses track of anything.
Stage management
The interface between the technical support and our speakers. Our stage managers are responsible for a smooth flow on all of our stages during both festival days.
This team supervises the different networking formats at the festival as well as those at the side events and supports their successful execution.
Venue management
This team is available to our attendees on-site to answer questions and ensure that our venues are in good condition.
Apply now
Apply here as a crew member for Fifteen Seconds Festival 2023. The festival takes place on Thursday and Friday, 15–16 June, at Stadthalle Graz.

How to apply



Apply on our website. Confirmation that we have received your application will appear on screen.


First contact

Afterward, our crew management will reach out to you and provide you with all information and details regarding your possible engagement as a crew member at Fifteen Seconds Festival.


Positive/negative answer

In case of a positive answer, please block the festival days (15–16 June, 2023) in your calendar.


Further information

You receive all additional information (team assignment, briefing, crew guide) in time before the festival.

This program gives you the opportunity to join our festival crew on a voluntary basis. The primary compensation for your effort is the participation at the festival and the related benefits (see “Reasons to apply”). Due to legal compliance, all attendees of the program will be registered for minor employment and receive insurance.

Frequently asked questions


What’s the application deadline?

Generally speaking, you can apply as a crew member all year. The application deadline for Fifteen Seconds Festival 2023 is in spring 2023. The principle of first-come, first-served applies.


I am not a Graz local. Will Fifteen Seconds cover my expenses for travel, accommodation, and meals?

We’ve got you covered regarding drinks and food at the festival venue, but we don’t cover travel and accommodation. We’re happy to connect you with our partner hotels for discount rates. You can also connect with crew members from Graz to get a free sleeping place.


Is there an introduction? Will I be trained before the festival?

Our crew management will provide you with all relevant information via email beforehand. The official kick-off meeting with the entire crew attending will take place on shortly before the festival. At this meeting, all open questions will be answered, and you will receive hands-on training for the festival.


Can I attend talks at the festival?

Your schedule will allow for you to attend several talks to make sure you get your fair share of inspiration and knowledge transfer.

Any questions left?

Please get in touch with our crew management – our team is happy to help you out.
[email protected]