Submit your ideas!

The goal of NEXT17 is to enable idea generation and execution within our network of marketing professionals, creative minds and entrepreneurs. The Call for Participation offers you the chance to take part in the creation of the NEXT programme. We’re searching for topics – presented in talks or workshops – which are relevant to digital decision makers. Or – even better – something outstandingly different that would trigger participants’ interaction. Please note the following guidance:

  • The programme is focussing on insights into consumer behaviour, the latest trends in experience design and great cases from all around the world showing shifts in consumer behaviour.
  • NEXT17 is about thought-provoking, even controversial, ideas that will get people talking. So we’re not looking for company or tool pitches or anything clichéd such as “Tech is changing so fast”.
  • Think out of the box! We want NEXT17 to become less keynote and more interaction!
  • Propose your idea and we will get in touch as soon as possible to let you know if your idea has made it to the NEXT17 short list.

The Call for Participation 2017 is closed.

We are now checking all the submissions and will come back to you by May 15. If you have questions regarding your submission, please send it to


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