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Thank you for your interest in learning more about the DigitalFuture Summit!

We hope this website is a useful resource for you as you navigate through the process.

This page contains answers to some of the questions that are raised to us most frequently. If you have questions that are not answered here or elsewhere on our website, please feel free to contact us!

  • What is the DigitalFuture Summit?
    The DigitalFuture Summit is an annual event that brings together talented students and young professionals from around the world who are passionate about technology and innovation. The summit provides a platform for attendees to learn, network, and collaborate with like-minded individuals, top industry leaders, and experts in the field of technology.
  • Who is behind the DigitalFuture Summit?
    DigitalFuture Summit is organized entirely by a group of entrepreneurial spirited volunteers and students from the ESMT Berlin. Read more here:
  • Why should I Apply?
    The DigitalFuture Summit provides a unique opportunity to connect with other talented individuals from around the world, gain insights from industry leaders, and learn about the latest trends and innovations in the field of technology. Attending the summit can help you expand your knowledge, develop new skills, and build valuable connections that can advance your career and last for a lifetime. Checkout our past summits.
  • Where is the DigitalFuture Summit taking place?
    DigitalFuture Summit’s 8th edition is an on-site event taking place on the campus of ESMT Berlin at Schloßplatz 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany.
  • When is the DigitalFuture Summit taking place?
    The event will take place on the 5th of April 2024.
  • Can I attend online?
    No, it is not possible to join online. Our goal is to provide a unique opportunity for talents to directly connect with companies, engage in face-to-face discussions, workshops, and establish meaningful networking connections. We believe that personal interactions foster a more effective exchange of ideas and opportunities. We encourage you to attend future events if you are able to join us in person.
  • When are DigitalFuture Summit sharing this year’s agenda, speakers and partners?
    The DigitalFuture Summit team typically shares the agenda a few weeks before the summit. We will announce partners and speakers on a rolling basis. Keep an eye on the DigitalFuture Summit’s website and social media channels for any updates.
  • Can I bring a guest with me to the event?
    No, the summit is exclusively for selected talents and registered attendees.
  • What should I wear to the event?
    The dress code for the summit is business casual. If you don’t know what that means, we recommend you to take a look at this article.
  • Can I apply if I am not fluent in English?
    Yes, you can apply even if you are not fluent in English. However, it's important to note that the summit will be conducted entirely in English. To have the best experience possible you should have a good level of the language.
  • Are there any travel or accommodation subsidies available for DFS24 attendees?
    Unfortunately, the DigitalFuture Summit does not offer any travel or accommodation subsidies for attendees.
  • How do I sign up for workshops and masterclasses?
    Workshops and masterclasses are an integral part of your DFS experience. To offer you the best time, we have decided to make those sessions part of our focus streams. When selecting your focus stream, you are automatically enrolling with the corresponding workshops and masterclasses.
  • What are “focus Streams” at DFS24?
    This year we have decided to offer five dedicated focus streams. Each stream is composed of dedicated master classes and workshop. We will share more details about them via email with you during the weeks leading up to the event.
  • Can I attend a workshop from another focus stream?
    As our partners tailor their workshops to you and as we have a limited capacity in our rooms, it is not possible to attend a workshop from another focus stream.
  • Who can apply?
    DigitalFuture Summit is open to talented individuals who are either currently enrolled as students or young professionals with up to 3 years of work experience. The program is designed to provide networking opportunities, mentorship, and learning experiences to emerging talents in the field of digital technology and innovation.
  • I have purchased a ticket. What now?
    To ensure that we can share our participants' profiles with our partner companies, please provide us with your latest English CV. Kindly locate the email confirming your ticket purchase from us, as it contains a link where you can upload your CV. Closer to the event, you will receive updates from us on what you should prepare and general information about the event.
  • What is the difference between a student and a young professional?
    A student is currently enrolled in a university program, whereas a young professional is someone who has recently graduated and has up to 3 years of work experience.
  • Should my CV be written in German?
    No! Please share your CV with us in English. Otherwise, we can’t accept your application. In case you apply with a German CV, a member of our talent team will reach out to you and ask you to change your CV to English.
  • Who can I reach out to if I have any questions?
    You can reach out to us via email or the contact form.
  • Where do I upload my CV?
    After purchasing your event ticket on Eventbrite, please click on the link in your confirmation email and proceed to upload your CV in PDF format, written in English, in our designated Google Form.
  • How do I cancel my application/participation?
    You can cancel your application or participation by reaching out to us via email or through the contact form. Please make sure you share with us any details we might need to identify you.
  • Who can become a partner?
    We are excited to partner up with a diverse type of company. Whether you are a start-up, scale-up, corporate, NGO or anything in between – you are looking for a way to get in touch with highly motivated international students. You are a perfect match.
  • What are the benefits of becoming a partner at DFS?
    You get the chance to connect with around 1000 highly motivated students on campus and online by sharing your exciting projects in masterclasses, co-create with students in workshops, position your brand and employer brand and potentially hire people after getting to know them for two days.
  • Who can I reach out to if I have any questions or are interested in becoming a partner?
    Our partner Management Team is happy to answer any questions and explore with you your opportunities to join as a partner at the DFS. You can either reach out to one of our partner managers directly or drop us a message here.
  • Aside from the DigitalFuture Summit are there other opportunities to collaborate with the DigtialFuture Summit?
    Yes, we want to give our partners the chance to engage and connect with students several times throughout the year: We organize the DFS on Tour, where we visit 1-2 companies a day with about 30 preselected students to give you the opportunity to meet students while they get to experience your culture in more depth. Those visits are organized throughout the year. Furthermore, you directly get a slot to present yourself at our yearly ESMT career fair end of January 2024. For any questions reach out to our partner management here.
  • What is our data privacy policy?
    To learn more about our data privacy policy please click here.
  • How can I ask for the deletion of my data?
    Please get in touch with us via our website's contact form or email with the subject "Data erasure request." We will take care of your request immediately. You can use the following template for your request: My name is {full name}, {add any other relevant details that could help identify you}, and I hereby request to erase all personal data that you hold about me. Please send me an email confirmation of the complete and permanent erasure of the personal data once you have completed the erasure process. Thank you in advance. Yours sincerely, {full name} {contact details} {date of the request}
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