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Welcome to the me Convention. We are thrilled to kick off day one with a number of very special highlights. Get ready for our grand opening with Keynote Buzz Aldrin, as he discusses the pathway to Mars! We are also happy to welcome leaders like Sheryl Sandberg, Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Dr. Sarah Richardson, as well as all the other experts speaking at the convention. For a perfect ending to day one, join us for the exclusive evening events, including performances by Beth Ditto and Iggy Azalea. Don’t forget to RSVP in the mobile app!

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. // cycling pathways to mars: my vision for our future in space

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin is a legend. One of the first humans on the moon can look back on more than 50 years in the service of science in general, and manned space travel in particular. At me Convention he is presenting his latest project, “Cycling Pathways to Mars”, an impressive VR simulation that allows us to experience his vision of human settlement of the red planet.

stage: urban stage @festhalle session: keynote livestream ansehen

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. // culture, leadership and innovation in the digital age
Sheryl Sandberg is COO at Facebook and author of the bestselling book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” Together with Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, she will take her place on the me Convention stage. The discussion focuses on how the next generation of leaders can best employ, build, and develop their skills in order to achieve their full potential.
stage: forum I & II stage @festhalle
session: keynote
livestream ansehen
4:45 p.m. – 5:30p.m. // bacteria run this planet… but we could help!
Computational life scientist, microbiologist, and entrepreneur Sarah Richardson is researching the genome of microorganisms. Sarah takes us on a voyage into the world of bacteria, our planet’s secret rulers, existing literally in every corner of our world. Without understanding them, without learning from them, and without learning to properly employ them we will never be able to implement our visions of a cleaner, and better future.
stage: forum I stage @festhalle session: expert talk

For the full schedule today, download the mobile app or visit the me Convention Website!

7:30 p.m. // Robert Johnson Theorie and Robert Johnson Club @Festhalle
me Convention will bring the famous Robert Johnson club, including the panel talk Robert Johnson Theorie, into the exhibition hall. We will kick off the evening with the world premier of “Conny Plank - The Potential of Noise,” an homage to the one of the greatest German electronic producers and sound engineers. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Conny’s son Stephan Plank and Heiner Blum. Later, Ata and Robert Johnson resident Roman Flügel will provide the sound for a night full of dancing, as the space itself comes alive with a unique LED installation by artist Artist Holger Wüst. Celebrate the best of German electronic music with us - RSVP via the me Convention App.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. // screening starts at 8:15 p.m. // From 10 p.m. Party and DJ set from Roman Flügel and Ata + art installation by Holger Wüst
Location: Festhalle @ Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
8.p.m. // Beth Ditto live @ me Club
Her voice is unique, so is her style. We are thrilled that Beth Ditto will perform live at the me Club tonight. This powerful lady and former lead singer of the award-winning band Gossip will give a glimpse of her debut solo LP “Fake Sugar,” which was released in June 2017. Want to be one of the people who enjoy this very special concert? Than hurry up and RSVP with the me Convention app. This concert will be exclusively for me Convention participants.
Location: me Club @ Weißfrauenstr. 11-12
8 p.m. // Iggy Azalea live @ Gibson Club
TIDAL is hosting a very special night at the me Convention! Four-time Grammy nominated and multi-platinum Australian rapper Iggy Azaela will perform live on stage at me Convention. RSVP for this exclusive concert via the me Convention App beginning September 12th.
Location: Gibson Club @ Zeil 85-93

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