Berlin Buzzwords Venue Guide

Berlin Buzzwords 2021 kicks off on Monday, 14th June, 2021!

We want you to be ready and prepared to make the most of this year’s event.

To join the online conference just click your personalized access link in your confirmation email of your ticket.

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Once you have joined Berlin Buzzwords and set up your account you will be able to see a list of the locations where Berlin Buzzwords takes place on the left of the screen. This year we have four stages, Kesselhaus, Maschinenhaus, Palais Atelier, and Frannz Salon named after the stages at the IRL Berlin Buzzwords venue Kulturbrauerei. Each stage has a chat bar on the right hand side where you can chat with the other people watching the stage and a questions tab. You can ask your questions for the speaker in this tab, at the end of the talk the moderator will ask the speaker these questions.

For each stage there is a break out room where you can meet after the talks to chat with the speakers and other attendees. Think of it as a place to ask more in - depth or informal questions after the Q&A. Please note that when you join these break out rooms, the default setting is muted and the camera is turned off

Networking and socializing

As well as the chat bar on the main stages and the breakout rooms there are even more ways to network and socialize. In the menu bar on the left side you will find the attendees tab. Here you can search for other attendees and message them through the virtual platform in a private text chat or even have 1:1 video calls with each other. 

Spatial Chat

In the menu bar the left of the screen, along with the list of stages, you will also find the Spatial Chat. Think of it as the hallway track for Berlin Buzzwords, a place to meet and chat with other attendees and speakers.

Spatial Chat is group video chat that lets you move around the virtual space and join conversations. The closer you move to people in the space the louder they become, chat in a group or move away to have more private conversations. You can find out more about spatial chat here. We will open the Spatial Chat in the evening after the talks have finished.

Partner Area

Make sure you take a look at the partner area where you will be able to engage with all of our wonderful supporters this year. Click on the their logos to find out more about them and how to get in touch with them. Some partners have booth staff to get in touch with directly (like the text chat with other attendees) and download material ready for you.

Please do not miss’s workshop on Digital and Ethics on 16 June, 21:20 - 21:50 CEST

or Open Source Connections’ workshop “Encores? Going beyond matching and ranking of search results” on 17 June, 16:50 - 18:00 CEST

Both workshops can be entered through their partner booths or via the “ workshop” and “OSC workshop”-tab respectively in the menu bar on the left.

If you have any questions we will be on had to help you out. Look for us in the Networking tab, team members will have [Team] in front of our names, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. Please also have a look in our FAQ section for help.