Record attendance for online conference
This year, the Karajan Music Tech Conference recorded a total of 2,000 visitors from 68 countries on its first virtual stages. 30 panels were dedicated to various topics at the interface between music and state-of-the-art technology. Volkswagen has been a partner of the conference for four years. A Group representative was also present this year. Peter Wouda, Design Director of Volkswagen Group Innovation, took part in an interdisciplinary panel on ecology, mobility and urbanity to discuss how cultural and other institutions will continue after the corona crisis.
"I ask myself: How real is the virtual?"
Sophie-Caroline Danner is convinced that conferences of this kind and also journalistic work will change in the future. "The present time is a decisive experience for all of us." She hopes that networked activities in journalism will be more strongly promoted in the future. At the same time, however, she misses personal contact when reporting on location. "Direct human interaction, for example in interviews, and networking are usually the most important things for me at events like the Karajan Music Tech Conference.
The workshop participants' reports on their virtual visit to the Karajan Music Tech Conference 2020 can be found here: www.karajanmusictech.com/jungereporterkmtc-2020