Fifteen Seconds USA 2018

The future belongs to the curious ones.

Europe’s leading interdisciplinary business festival is coming to the States. Join 2,000 visionaries in Detroit.

Cobo Center Detroit, September 20-21, 2018


speakers from
global brands




hours to network, learn,
and get inspired

A business conference,
done differently.

Back in 2014, we began to fundamentally rethink what a conference experience should feel like. Since then, thousands of thinkers and makers have decided to join Fifteen Seconds. In fall 2018, we’re going global for the very first time. We’re coming to Detroit to host a business conference, done differently: no egos, no agendas, no bullshit. Rather an immersive two-day experience designed to make you grow.


Over 60 innovative partner companies and 130,000ft² of interactive expo triggering your curiosity: Meet products, people, and ideas that change the way you think.

A stellar community of big-thinking innovators who will inspire and wow you.

Ellen Petry Leanse Leadership Coach Stanford University

Knowledge transfer

80+ speakers from globally successful brands, pioneers, and game changers. Five stages and eight different content formats highlighting big ideas in business, innovation, creativity.

You come for one thing and you leave with all new knowledge.

Jarrod Dicker Fr. VP Innovation The Washington Post


2,000 visionaries from the fields of marketing, advertising, media, technology, digital, HR, and leadership connect in Detroit. Four networking formats make for new relationships.

The friendships and connections made will impact me for a lifetime.

Pamela Kaupinen SVP HelloSociety The New York Times

Inspiring action.

Our content formats’ sincere goal is to enable you to do better. Where to improve depends on you and the current business challenges you face. Receive thought-provoking impulses for positive change.

Your network is your net worth.

Strategic partnerships in order to grow together? Creative alliances for an upcoming project? No matter what you are striving for right now: Our networking forges valuable relationships.

Diversity is an asset.

We say interdisciplinary. And we mean it. Click on your field to see which attendees of the same discipline already joined us with their companies and whom you could meet in Detroit.

  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Digital
  • Leadership

Tickets for Fifteen Seconds USA 2018

Fifteen Seconds is Europe’s leading interdisciplinary business festival. This fall, we’re coming to the States for the very first time. The festival gathers a global community of 2,000 visionaries from the fields of marketing, advertising, media, technology, digital, HR, and leadership to network, learn and get inspired. It takes place on September 20-21, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.

Festival Pass

  • Festival access on both event days
  • Access to all content formats
  • Access to all networking formats
  • Access to the expo area
  • Access to the matchmaking app
  • Access to the after-show party
  • Coffee and drinks
  • Phase 1 0 of 300 left $ 299
  • Phase 2 667 of 1000 left $ 499
  • Phase 3 Not active yet $ 699

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Festival Pass Plus

  • All Festival Pass perks
  • Access to the Speakers’ Dinner Exclusively for 80+ international speakers and industry-leading guests. Drinks and a multi-course menu included. Randomly assigned seats after every course.
  • Workshops with top-speakers 90-minute workshops with international experts. Limited to 30 Plus-participants. One reserved seat included.
  • Access to the Plus Lounge Dedicated lounge area at the event venue exclusively for Plus Passes. A quiet space for business meetings with new contacts.
  • Limited to 50 tickets $ 999

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Festival Pass Plus

  • All Festival Pass perks
  • Access to the Speakers’ Dinner The sterling conclusion in the evening of the first festival day, exclusively for 80+ international speakers, invited industry-leading guests, and Plus Pass attendees. Good drinks, fine wine and a multi-course menu are included. Randomly assigned seats after every course make for diverse networking in an all-relaxed atmosphere.
  • Workshops with top-speakers The content format for Plus Pass attendees, heavy on interaction: 90-minute workshops under the direction of international experts. Each workshop is limited to 30 participants who engage in real-world problem solving. The reservation of one workshop seat prior to the event is included.
  • Access to the Plus Lounge There’s a dedicated lounge area at the event venue exclusively for Plus Pass attendees. Find a quiet and well-designed space for business meetings with new contacts here.
  • Limited to 50 tickets $ 999

Everything you need.
Two adorable PDFs.

Our Info Deck is an eyeturner, all dressed up for you. Light some pretty candles tonight, put Miles Davis on, choose a good bottle of wine and take a closer look at it. It is really looking forward to.

Download Info Deck 11.78 MB PDF

Convince Your Boss is your personal wingman when asking your boss to cover your ticket costs in the interest of the company. In case you are the boss yourself, you just have to join us. As simple as that.

Download Convince Your Boss 1.28 MB PDF

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