At Curious2018 renowned  scientists, entrepreneurs, and technology pioneers present their work and discuss the future of science and technology.


Curious2018 is coming closer! Make sure to book your flights and accommodation. For your convenience, we have reserved an exclusive rate from preferred hotels in and around Darmstadt. For more information about accommodation, click here.

Curiosity Ground

Do not miss your chance to dive deep into the Curious2018 conference topics. Start collaborations for future innovation and share your ideas and thoughts with other participants at the evening get-togethers.

 “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Quote by Walt Disney


The Barcamp sessions are a series of 10-minute presentations whose overall goal is to engage the audience. There will be no Q&A or introduction between presentations. The format can be anything from a PowerPoint presentation to a free speech.

The Barcamp sessions are part of the general agenda and conference program.

See our current list of Barcamp and E-Poster presenters here.


Selected participants will be able to present their current work, projects and research in an interactive E-poster session. Visit these presenters and be at the cutting edge of innovation.

Each day will feature a new topic area.

Join at Level 3.

See our current list of Barcamp and E-Poster presenters here.

AskMeAnything Circle

Come and visit the “AMA (ask me anything) Circle”. The AMA circle is your chance to get up close and personal with the speakers and raise any-and-all questions you have.

Join at Level 0.

AI Workshop

How is Artificial Intelligence (AI) affecting the way we collaborate and work together? This workshop will try to help answer this question and will be held in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS and Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT.

The AI workshop will involve a discussion about AI’s potential, how it will shape the future of work and how this can be leveraged for you and your business. Learn more and interact with fellow participants.

More detailed information on this event will available at the conference.

Evening - Events

Networking night: The first night is a chance for all conference participants to interact with each other. Topical islands on each of the conference topics will allow for deeper conversations amongst participants and allow likeminded people to network, share their dreams of the future, and visit our curiosity ground.

Curiosity Night: The second night will be a curiosity night. Join the panel discussion about the Future Insight Prize, discover the Gadget Lounge and open up a deep conversation with other curious minds.

Both evening events include free dinner and drinks.


A variety of companies will showcase their products at the exhibition booths. They will present their current portfolio as well as highlight recent innovative projects. In addition, learn more about Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany the initiator and sponsor of the Curious2018 – Future Insight Conference, at the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany exhibition booths. Use this opportunity to engage in further conversations and start new collaborations with all the exhibitors. To discover our exhibitors, click here.

In the Darmstadtium, the exhibition can be found on levels 1 and 3.



Curious2018 will take place in the Darmstadtium, which takes its name from the element Darmstadtium discovered at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt.

In 2017,  US-Magazine Smart Meetings ranked the Darmstadtium as one of the 9 coolest convention centers in the world paying tribute to its stylish and functional architecture.


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How to Get here


Schlossgraben 1, 64283 Darmstadt

Arrival by plane

Darmstadt is close to the international Airport Frankfurt am Main. From the airport, you can travel by train or car (for detailed instructions see below). Additionally, you can take the AirLiner, a bus, which connects the airport and the Darmstadtium directly. 

Arrival by public transport

You can reach the congress centre in just five minutes using the public transport services departing from Darmstadt main station (Hauptbahnhof), which is also served by ICE high speed trains.

Bus and tram services run to and from the central bus station (Zentraler Omnibusbahnof, ZOB), which is located near the main entrance on the east side of the central train station. The tram and bus routes (trams: 2&3; buses: F, H, K, K55, K56, K85, n71, 671, 672, 673, 674, 677, 678, 681, 682, 684, and 693), take you directly to the Darmstadtium (use the stop called "Schloss"). More trams and buses run to "Luisenplatz", which is only a few minutes walk from Darmstadtium. 

Arrival by car

Leave the A5 highway at the exit "Darmstadt Mitte" or approach on the A67, following the signs for "Darmstadt" and likewise take the next exit "Darmstadt Mitte". Both routes take you onto the feeder road to the city centre, which later becomes Rheinstraße (B26).

Follow the signs to "Darmstadtium" or "Aschaffenburg" (B26). After the City-Tunnel turn left at the next traffic light (signposted). Darmstadtium offers an underground car park. Additional parking spaces are available in connected and neighbouring car parks.