Get ready for NEXT15

We are thrilled to welcome 1,200 digital minds to our first NEXT Festival at Reeperbahn Hamburg. Here are some important things to know.

We are thrilled to welcome 1,200 digital minds to our first NEXT Festival at Reeperbahn Hamburg.

Here are some important things to know:


Registration will be located in a tent at Spielbudenplatz close to our NEXT Lounge (NIO, Reeperbahn 1). Just come to our registration desk, say your name and you’ll receive your badge for NEXT15 and Reeperbahn Festival. Tickets are transferable before the first check-in.

Opening hours for the registration desk:
Wednesday 3 pm – 8 pm, Thursday 8 am – 9 pm, Friday 9 am – 6 pm


We highly recommend that you download our NEXT Festival 2015 app prior to the event. It will allow you to pick your favourite speakers, connect with them and other attendees, find your way to the venues and pick the best concerts in the evening.


Casual it is at NEXT15 and Reeperbahn Festival. So if you want to wear your hoodie or sneakers, feel free to do so. You can leave clothes and cases in our cloak rooms at Schmidts TIVOLI and NIO. Once the show at Schmidts TIVOLI is over, everything will be transported to NIO for you.


NEXT Lounge is offering you a unique networking space right at the entry to the Reeperbahn. Free drinks and lunch boxes (sponsored by our Premium Partner AUDI) on both days. We also hope to meet you there for a power networking breakfast (8-9 am) or Italian dinner (6-8 pm). We kindly ask that you pay for these yourself. Starting at 6.00 pm on both days we would love to invite you for a networking reception with free drinks.


Join the conversation on slack:! Didn’t get an invite? Please write to [email protected]. For Twitter or Instagram, please use #NEXT15 to tag your postings. (A curated list of all speakers on Twitter.)

There will be free WIFI at Schmidts TIVOLI and NIO.

WIFI Password: next15conf


The easiest way to NEXT15 is via public transport: tube U3 / St. Pauli or light rail S1/3 Reeperbahn. Parking spaces are scarce, but with some luck available in the car parks of Tanzende Türme or Spielbudenplatz. For a taxi, we recommend you call 0049.40.211211 or try mytaxi.


Most hotels are fully booked already, but there are still a few rooms available for you at Hotel Grand Elysée.


All sessions on our main stage will be live streamed on our website. This can also be watched in the Schmidts TIVOLI bar, Glanz & Gloria, and in the NEXT Lounge on big screens.


Your NEXT ticket will give you free and preferential access to the Reeperbahn Festival programme (first come, first served) on all festival days (Sept 23-26). Choose from a total of 600 events, including around 400 concerts, 30 arts highlights and more than 150 conference sessions. Joint sessions of Reeperbahn Festival Conference and NEXT15 will include a talk by Shazam founder Chris Barton, a Youtube Panel and insights into ‘Music, brains and advertising‘.

Simply match the Reeperbahn Festival app with your Spotify account to find concerts suiting your musical tastes. Or follow NEXT’s concert suggestions on the NEXT15 app.


/ Sample Day (Sept 25, Millerntor-Stadion)
Presented by trendwatching agency TRENDONE and NEXT15, the Sample Day offers NEXT15 participants the opportunity to experience innovative technologies and applications.
/ (Sept 25, Circus Polaris)
This exclusive top level meeting for decision makers in the media business is organised by NEXT partner nextMedia.Hamburg. By invitation only.
/ Maker City Fest (Sept 25/26, MLOVE Future City Campus)
Help shape and advance the maker culture by visiting workshops and expos at the MLOVE Future City Campus in the HafenCity.

Yeah! We cannot wait to meet you at NEXT15.