The berlin conference on
freedom and responsibility


Berlin stands for freedom, courage and tolerance. We believe our dynamic city should act as a strong voice in tackling the most pressing issues of our time – revitalising our social values, and welcoming people from far and wide. Q BERLIN provides a space to share these global perspectives, disrupt, inspire, and tear down walls to shape the future we want to live in.

2 days

contemporary topics

international Speakers

Day 1

Q Conference

Berlin Station | 7 NOV 2019

On 7 November, experts and unconventional minds from the fields of business, science, politics, culture and technology will discuss the key issues surrounding the topics of Civil Responsibility, New Work, Urban Life and Human Technologies.     

Day 2


multiple locations | 8 NOV 2019

On 8 November, our partners showcase the diversity and discourse of Berlin. Select spaces, institutions, and businesses open their doors to invite our participants to a wide range of events and experiences where the fundamental questions of today will be discussed.


Dr. Friederike Otto

Acting Director Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University

Nathaniel Rich


Nadia Murad

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2018 / Founder & President Nadia’s Initiative

Florian Illies

Publisher Rowohlt Publishing House / Author/ Founder Monopol

Jeffrey Inaba

Co-Founder Inaba Williams Architects / Adjunct Associate Professor UCLA Architecture & Urban Design

Rosebell Kagumire

Editor, African Feminism

Suhani Jalota

CEO & Founder Myna Mahila Foundation

Dr. Max Neufeind

Policy Adviser

Heather Brown

Associate Researcher/Editor at Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC)

Holly Herndon


Björn Böhning

State Secretary Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

PD Dr. med. Mazda Adli

Director Fliedner Klinik Berlin / Director Mood disorder research Group Charité

Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger

Senior Professor Gutenberg-Universität Mainz / Director MIND-Group at Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Study

Goran Buldioski

Director Open Society Foundations Berlin Hub-Office & Co-Director Open Society Initiative For Europe (OSIFE)

Eugenia Chow

Leader Bye Bye Plastic Bags Hongkong

Jane Doe

Explore Program

civil responsibility

In an increasingly globalised world: What values need to be renegotiated? How do we revitalise the fundamental principles of democracy?

new work

Job market transformation: What are the potential impacts to society of life-long learning, basic income and volunteer work?

URBAN life

Sustainability and city planning for the future: What key factors do we need to consider when building new urban landscapes?

human technologies

The opportunities and dangers presented by AI: Do we need a universal commitment to ethical guidelines?


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