Festival of the Future

22 July 2022 - 24 July 2022
from 09:00 to 20:00

Three days of summer, ideas, and technology for a better future. July 22-24 2022 at the Forum der Zukunft of the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

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1E9 and the Deutsches Museum invite you to experience new technologies and ideas such as AI, quantum computers, or space economics at the Festival of the Future from from July 22nd to 24th. MCQST and MQV scientists are also present at the festival, offering the public an insight into their work and future quantum technologies.

Festival of the Future

The festival begins on Friday, July 22, with 1E9's tech conference where you can meet hundreds of thought leaders and visionaries from startups, VCs, corporates, academia, media, and arts covering the latest tech trends. Tickets for the conference can be purchased here.

On July 23rd and 24th the festival opens up to the entire city, offering free admission: A panel discussion on Saturday kicks-off the official opening of the Forum of the Future, the panel line-up including the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder and Science and Art Minister Markus Blume. The program continues with lectures, interactive exhibitions and workshops, art events, and concerts which aim to bring the future into the present and make it tangible. On Sunday, the thematic focus will be on the fields of application for quantum technology, future mobility, and the benefits of space travel.

As partners of the festival, members of the MCQST and the Munich Quantum Valley are also presenting at the festival. MCQST general manager Tatjana Wilk is joining the panel on Saturday and MCQST scientists Stefan Filipp (WMI), Jasmin Meinecke (LMU München & MPQ) and Dominik Bucher (TU Munich) are holding popular science talks on quantum technology on Sunday. The PhotonLab is also present at the festival with their new and exciting radio play “Alice in Quantum Land” - based on the famous "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Caroll, in which the girl Alice and her rabbit Rabbit experience wondrous adventures in the quantum world.

The festival's program and guests offer a wide range of insightful perspectives into the technologies that will shape our future. Check out the schedule below.


The 1E9 think tank is a community of future optimists who want to shape the world with new technologies and ideas. 1E9 consists of a digital magazine, podcasts, videos and digital and physical events. 1E9 was founded in spring 2019 by members of the previous teams from WIRED Germany and the tech conference Daho.am. In the summer of 2019, the startup held a conference in the Deutsches Museum for the first time, which was attended by 900 visitors. In 2020 and 2021, over 2500 1E9 members then had the chance to attend hybrid editions of the conference.

With its “Future Initiative”, the Deutsches Museum wants to become the most modern museum on earth. In addition to the renovation of the collection building, the renewal of the exhibitions, the digitization of the collection and the revision of the educational concepts, the exchange between society, research and companies is an important pillar for this: "We want to make the museum a place where society can shape its future negotiated, where people can exchange ideas about what kind of progress they want and what tasks science and technology have to fulfill,” says General Director Wolfgang M. Heckl. "The Forum of the Future here at the Ludwigsbrücke offers exactly the right space for this!"

Photo credits: 1E9 Conference/Sebastian Huber

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