Fifteen Seconds Festival

Europe’s leading anti-conference is coming to Istanbul

4,000 attendees | Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar ICEC, April 21-22, 2020

No egos, no agendas, no bullshit: Grow your network and learn from the world’s brightest minds in business, innovation, and creativity.

International speakers
Forward-thinking attendees
Innovative exhibitors
Empowering curious minds since 2014
Hello Istanbul!

Curious minds: To us, they are people who continuously and passionately engage with new technologies, practices, and approaches. They never stop learning and tirelessly face the future head-on.

In 2014, we created Fifteen Seconds Festival as a global platform at the intersection of business, innovation, and creativity that has since brought together more than 20,000 thinkers and makers from these areas in Graz, Austria. Together, they’ve shared ideas, pushed each other forward and helped shape the future.

In collaboration with our local partners, we have decided that Istanbul is the best city to host the first international edition of Fifteen Seconds Festival. In April 2020, we are hitting the Bosphorus to host a business conference, done differently: no egos, no agendas, no bullshit. Rather an immersive two-day experience designed to make you grow. Join 4,000 forward-thinking attendees and see for yourself.

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Business

Thought leaders from the fields of marketing, sales, advertising, leadership, talent, culture, media, publishing, and journalism explore ways for a successful tomorrow.

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Innovation

From technological milestones in mobility, urban development, and sustainability to scientific luminaries from Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and more—we make innovation come alive.

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Creativity

With or against the stream? And where to does it even flow? Leaders from the areas of design, arts, and music share their works and present new perspectives, celebrating creativity in all its facets.

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Business

Thought leaders from the fields of marketing, sales, advertising, leadership, talent, culture, media, publishing, and journalism explore ways for a successful tomorrow.

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Innovation

From technological milestones in mobility, urban development, and sustainability to scientific luminaries from Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and more—we make innovation come alive.

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Creativity

With or against the stream? And where to does it even flow? Leaders from the areas of design, arts, and music share their works and present new perspectives, celebrating creativity in all its facets.

Bright minds united
Our first
speakers
The brightest minds from the fields of business, innovation, and creativity share their knowledge in Istanbul. We will announce 100 speakers before the festival.

Get inspired

Experience tomorrow today: Turkey’s most visionary companies showcase their innovations on 10.000m² of interactive expo area. Meet people, ideas, and products that will change the way you think.

Learn
something new

More than 100 speakers from globally successful companies and organizations; the brightest scientific minds, creative mavericks, and pioneers of new technologies—on four stages at the intersection of business, innovation, and creativity.

Build strong relationships

4,000 thinkers and makers from all over the world use our fertile ground to network and connect. Playful networking formats pave the way and help build valuable relationships.

Get inspired

Experience tomorrow today: Turkey’s most visionary companies showcase their innovations on 10.000m² of interactive expo area. Meet people, ideas, and products that will change the way you think.

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Learn
something new

Build strong relationships

The playground for grown-ups
Expo Area
In 2018, Walmart’s US design head said: “I was blown away by how much is happening here.” Fair enough. Because every single detail on our expo area is designed to trigger your curiosity.
Expo Page coming soon
Knowledge meets opportunity
Talks & Networking

At Fifteen Seconds Festival, eight talk and six networking formats are all set to make you grow as a professional and enable you to get to know outstanding people relevant for your business. Whether it’s the inspiration for an upcoming project or strong partners for strategic growth—you will find both here.

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Talks

The brightest minds from the fields of business, innovation, and creativity share their knowledge on four stages. Listen to their ideas on how to spur change and growth.

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Networking

Random encounters can change your life. With unconventional networking formats, we make them happen and make it easy for you to get to know each other.

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Talks

The brightest minds from the fields of business, innovation, and creativity share their knowledge on four stages. Listen to their ideas on how to spur change and growth.

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Networking

Random encounters can change your life. With unconventional networking formats, we make them happen and make it easy for you to get to know each other.

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Meet our community
Who is it
for?
Get to know each other: We’re on a mission to connect curious minds from diverse fields and industries in order to grow together. Since 2014, attendees of some of the world’s leading companies have exchanged ideas and pushed each other forward at Fifteen Seconds Festival.
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Designed to drive you forward
Tickets for Fifteen Seconds Festival 2020

Fifteen Seconds is Europe’s leading festival for business, innovation, and creativity and gathers 4,000 thinkers and makers from all over the globe in Istanbul. The festival takes place on April 21-22, 2020, at Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar ICEC.

Festival Pass
  • Access to all festival areas
  • All talks
  • All networking formats
  • Access to the Food Market
  • After-show party
  • Networking app
  • Access to the Design Market
  • Coffee & drinks
Early Bird€199On Sale
Regular€299Not active yet
2-for-1 special
Time to grow
Student Pass
Includes all benefits from the Festival Pass.

Ticket Requirements:

You must be younger than 27 years at the time of the event (cut-off date: April 23, 1993).

Early Bird€49On Sale
Regular€69Not active yet
2-for-1 special
Time to grow

On Request

Startup Pass
Full festival access, plus investor meetings, mentoring sessions, and pitch contest for startup founders

Ticket Requirements

  • Founding date: < 3 years ago
  • Funding sum: < 150.000€
€79
Coming soon
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Media Pass
Full festival access and exclusive access to the Media Lounge, including organization of interviews, for accredited journalists

Ticket Requirements

  • For full-time journalists
  • Current publications/credits verifiable
free
Coming soon
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“Brilliant and inspiring content. Looking forward to the next!”

Josh Higgins
Executive Creative Director AR/VR
Facebook

“Year over year, I return to Fifteen Seconds for a best-in-class experience that propels me forward both personally and professionally. I’m a four-year veteran and wouldn’t miss it for anything.”

Pamela Kaupinen
SVP HelloSociety
The New York Times

“This is the most interesting, fun, and informing event I ever attended.”

Newton Howard
Professor of Neurocomputation
Oxford University

“Brilliant and inspiring content. Looking forward to the next!”

Josh Higgins
Executive Creative Director AR/VR
Facebook
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SVP HelloSociety
The New York Times
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