Save the Date: Summer Retreat 2018 on August 17-19, in Salzburg

This was the Winter Retreat 2018.

Paths into the Future: Visions, Dreams and Demons…

Our inspirers

Seda Röder

Founder of Sonophilia

Asking the Right Questions: Creative Leadership in the Age of Technology


Hanjay Wang

Stanford University Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Of Robots and Microorganisms: A Look into the Future of Heart Surgery


Martin Wezowski

Chief Designer & Futurist SAP, Chief Innovation Office

The Humachine; Between Human ingenuity, Creativity & Machine Intelligence


Anja Hagenauer

Vice Mayor of the City of Salzburg

Welcome to Salzburg


Kerstin Hödlmoser

Assistant Professor Salzburg University Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience

The Acting and the Sleeping Brain


Birgit Baier

Founder at bbuildsupnepal

Most Wanted: Charger Outlets on Trans-Siberian Trains


Pamela Knapp

Member of the Board of Directors Bekaert, Panalpina, HKP Holding AG. Non-executive Board Member PSA Peugeot Citroen & Saint-Gobain

The Art of Business; The Interplay between Arts and the Corporate Life


Landon Ross


Metaphor: Art, Algorithms and Compression


Barak Berkowitz

Director of Operations and Strategy @ MIT Media Lab

Living in the Second Half of the Chess Board


Eva Wimmers

President Europe Huawei HONOR

Christopher Keller

The Telegraph: Director of Group Business Development

Creativity & The Future of Journalism


Matthias Röder

CEO Karajan Institute

Blockchain Panel >> Dream & Build: How Tokenization Impacts Economy and Society


Jan-Peter Doomernik

SR Business Developer ENEXIS

The Age of Machine to Machine Economy! Building Disruptive Infrastructures with Blockchain.


Holger Volland

Vice President & Member of the Executive Board of Frankfurter Buchmesse

The Creative Power of The Machines


Oliver Völkel

Lawyer & Partner @ Stadler Völkel Attorneys at Law

Blockchain Panel >> Dream & Build: How Tokenization Impacts Economy and Society


Lisa Wölfl

Sonophilia Fellow

Sexy and Submissive: Why the Design of Humanoids Matters


Marc Stickler

Marine & Wildlife Biologist | Photographer

See the World through my eyes, or the bearable Lightness of Being.


Thomas Foster

Musician / Producer

The Making of an Instrument


Elisabeth Stangl

Panel: Diversity. Quo Vadis?

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Sonophilia Winter Retreat January 2018 is presented to you in cooperation with the Offices of Women’s Affairs and Integration of the City of Salzburg

About Sonophilia

Sonophilia Retreats are worldwide unique events devoted to celebrating the power of creativity and imagination.

Founded by Seda Röder aka “the Piano Hacker”, Sonophilia is an invitation-only network of international executives, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs. The members of the Sonophilia Network meet globally in private retreats and salons to discuss and explore creative synergies between the different disciplines. The program at Sonophilia events consists of keynotes, panels, workshops and concerts, all of which share the motto: “innovation is applied creativity”.

HOW TO REQUEST AN INVITE: The Sonophilia Retreat is an invitation-only event. However we have a very limited amount of Sonophilia Passes available for new friends. To join our network please send us a message to and tell us how your presence would enrich our community.

Sonophilia Summer Retreat 2017

Cheers to thoughtful leadership! Now you can watch a summary of two and a half days of inspiring encounters at the Sonophilia Retreat in #Salzburg & See how the #Sonophilians are spreading creative leadership in the world, one bit at a time... "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead#Creativity #Leadership #Arts #Music #Nature #Science #Technology

Posted by Sonophilia on Sunday, September 10, 2017

Wow! 🎬 Before the Sonophilia Summer Retreat even really started we had already a great gathering at the Salzburger Kunstverein with inspiring Art before new and old Sonophilians met for dinner! Thank you for this wonderful first day in Salzburg, Seda Röder! ❤️💙💜In the next two days we will explore creative synergies between arts, sciences, tech and business in the secluded setting of the Austrian Alps. Stay tuned... ✌️🤓👍

Posted by Alexander Nast on Friday, August 11, 2017