Fifteen Seconds USA

The future belongs to the curious ones.

Europe’s leading interdisciplinary business festival is going global. Join 2,000 visionaries in Detroit.


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 2019, we’re going global. 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

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 8.04 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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