This was the
Sonophilia Summer Retreat: August 12-14, 2016

Our Inspirers


Chris Boos

Founder & CEO of Arago

AI, Automation & Creativity


Stefan Buchholz

CEO of Creavis by EVONIK Industries

Managing Innovation


Ercan Altinsoy

Chair of Communication Acoustics at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Perception-based Engineering


Seda Röder

Founder of Sonophilia

Activating the Creative Capital


Anastassia Lauterbach

CEO and Founder of 1AU Ventures

Artificial Intelligence


Dr. Med. Karin Spechtler

Medical Doctor & TCM Specialist

Drug-free Treatment & Herbal Medicine


Cindy Chin

CEO & Founder CLC Advisors New York

Panel moderator: The Innovation Machine


Anja Hagenauer

Vice Mayor of the City of Salzburg

Welcome to Salzburg


Helmut Herglotz

Founder of SofaSession

Globally connected music making


Harald Neidhardt

Founder & Curator at MLOVE

Panel: The Innovation Machine


Nick Clark

Co-Founder Mimi Hearing Technologies

Personalized Hearing


Simon Zabell


Workshop: Inspiration, Innovation & Perspective


Andreas Spechtler

President of Dolby International

Panel: The Innovation Machine


Maximilian Dasch

CEO of the Salzburger Nachrichten

Panel: The Innovation Machine.


Barbara Lippe

Founder and Creative Director of entreZ

Demonstration: Virtual reality and drama (ADA/M)


Romy Sigl

Founder of Coworking Salzburg

Panel: The Innovation Machine


August 14

August 12
6pm – 10pm Private art show with Simon Zabell at the Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska + Flying Dinner
August 13
10.15 Registration opens
11.00 Welcome to Salzburg – Anja Hagenauer
11:15 Listening Meditation – Seda Röder
11:30 Activating the Creative Capital – Seda Röder
11:50 Panel: The Innovation Machine. Creating a Hub.

With Maximilian Dasch, Harald Neidhardt, Romy Sigl & Andreas Spechtler.

Moderator: Cindy Chin

13:00 Lunch Break

VR Demo: ADA/M – Barbara Lippe

14:00 People Who Inspire Us – Part I

The State of Intelligence – Chris Boos

14:30 People Who Inspire Us – Part II

AI: What’s there for Businesses? – Anastassia Lauterbach

15:00 People Who Inspire Us – Part III

Managing Innovation – Stefan Buchholz

15:30 Listening Meditation – Seda Röder
15:45 Arts Challenge Technology

I: Storytelling in Virtual Reality – Barbara Lippe

II: Connected Music Making – Helmut Herglotz

Moderator: Seda Röder

16:15 Meet & Chat

VR Demo: ADA/M – Barbara Lippe

16:45 People Who Inspire Us – Part IV

Personalized Hearing – Nick Clark

17:30 People Who Inspire Us – Part V

Engineered to Feel – Ercan Altınsoy

18:00 – Parallel Sessions The Art of Listening – Interactive Talk by Seda Röder

Inspiration & Perspective – Workshop by Simon Zabell

The Wonderful World of Medical Herbs – Guided Tour by Karin Spechtler (outdoors)

19:00 Soundscapes

Concert by Seda Röder

19:30-23:00 Closing Dinner
11am Sonophilia meets Dolby Atmos @ Cineplexx Salzburg Airport, private viewing

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Sonophilia Summer Retreat August 2016 is presented to you in cooperation with the Offices of Women’s Affairs and Integration of the City of Salzburg

About Sonophilia

Founded by Seda Röder, the Sonophilia Retreats bring together an innovative community of young entrepreneurs, creatives and influencers. With stimulating keynotes, concerts & workshops, the Sonophilia Retreats are a home for open-minded leaders who believe in the creative potential of cross-conversations and seek inspiration through music & the arts.

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