February 23, 2023
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Tech Conferences Germany: The Best Tech Events For 2023

Eli McGarvie
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Searching for the top tech conferences in Germany to attend in 2023? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together this list so that you can find some of the top conferences and events taking place this year throughout Germany. 

No—conferences are not dead. Conferences matter more than you think! Trade shows, summits, and conferences are still the best way to network and stay on top of the latest trends. It’s time to get back out into the real world and meet with other developers and tech professionals!

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Top tech conferences in Germany

The tech events featured in this list take place throughout the year and focus more on the technical side of things such as development and specific technologies. To better navigate this list, we’ve ordered them by date (Jan-Dec) and added ticket prices so that you can figure out what’s most affordable for you or your organisation.  

For a quick overview of what’s happening in Germany, you can use the table below, and for conference descriptions keep reading, they are posted below.   

Conference Date & Location Ticket Price
Node Congress Apr 14-17・Berlin €380
Rise of AI May 9-10・Berlin €1,100
European Collaboration Summit May 22-24・Dusseldorf €400
JCON EUROPE June 20-23・Cologne €639
Droidcon July 5-7・Berlin €420
TOA Festival July 5-7th・Berlin €499
World Congress 27–28 July・Berlin €299
Smashing Conference Sep 4–6・Freiburg €649
Stackconf Sep 13-14・Berlin €799
Hatch Conference Oct 4-6・Berlin €357 +
PushUX Oct 19-20・Munich €522
LeadDev Dec 4-5・Berlin $399
React Day Berlin Dec・Berlin €650

Node Congress

Berlin, Germany & Online・April 14-17 ・Ticket €380

Attend the first-ever in-person Node Congress conference in Berlin on April 14th and learn from industry top engineers, open-source authors, and contributors about the latest trends in full-stack JavaScript. Expand your knowledge with a remote day on April 17th and take part in workshops, pre and after-parties, retro gaming museum tours – and much more! Get up to date with all modern JavaScript back-end runtimes and best practices in scaling and maintaining your apps with established solutions. 

Discover the driving force behind Node.js, Deno, Cloudflare workers, and other upcoming trends in the full-stack JavaScript space. Join the conference to become a better backend and full-stack engineer, get inspired, and meet new friends and new opportunities.

Rise of AI

Berlin, Germany & Online・May 9-10 ・Tickets from €1,100

Rise of AI Conference is an annual event connecting AI experts, decision-makers, opinion leaders, and game changers to discuss Artificial Intelligence and its impacts on society, politics, and the economy. The conference is hosted by Veronika & Fabian Westerheide and provides an exclusive network of C-level shapers and movers of AI.

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European Collaboration Summit

Düsseldorf Fair, Germany・May 22-24・Ticket  €400

The European Collaboration Summit is the largest and most comprehensive Microsoft 365-focused conference in Europe, with an expected attendance of 2500 people. It will be a three-day event, featuring full-day tutorials and a range of breakout sessions on “what’s new” and “best practices” related to these technologies.

The European Collaboration Summit 2021 featured a speaker line-up of 25 Microsoft corporate speakers, 7 Google corporate speakers, 11 Microsoft regional directors, 80 MVP speakers, 13 full-day tutorials, 60 business-oriented sessions, and 70 leading-edge developer and IT Pro sessions. This was an opportunity to learn from more than 120 experts from five continents.


Cologne, Germany・June 20-23・Ticket  €639.20

JCON EUROPE 2023 is an upcoming in-person conference in Germany organized by the Java User Group Oberpfalz in cooperation with JAVAPRO Magazine. It is open to the entire Java-User-Group community. The 7th JCON edition will be held in a multiplex cinema and will focus on Core Java, Serverside Java, APIs, and Frameworks, as well as Java-Cloud-Native and Microservices. More than 1,000 participants from 34 countries and five continents attended JCON 2019. A hygiene concept will be in place for 2023.

Droidcon Berlin

Berlin, Germany・July 5-7・Ticket  €420

Droidcon Berlin is one of the largest Android conferences in Europe and attracts a diverse and international audience. It brings together developers, designers, and industry experts to share their knowledge, experience, and best practices for building high-quality Android applications.

The conference features keynote speeches, technical sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities. Attendees can learn about the latest trends and technologies in Android development, including topics such as Kotlin, Android architecture components, UI/UX design, performance optimisation, and more.

TOA Festival

Berlin, Germany・July 5-7th・Ticket €499

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After a three-year COVID break, the Tech Open Air festival is back in Berlin! Join 10,000+ tech professionals in July for this three-day festival where you’ll hear from the world's leading founders, investors, operators, scientists, and creatives. There’ll be over 200 speakers — to get an idea of who you’ll be hearing from,  previous speakers include the co-founders of Google, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Ethereum. 

Not only is TOA23 a great place to meet and connect with other tech professionals but you’ll also have opportunities to meet with investors and potential customers, find talent, and expand your job horizons. Given that you’ll be in the techno capital of Europe, there’s sure to be plenty of spontaneous social events going on outside of the festival. Tickets are on sale now! 

WeAreDevelopers World Congress

Berlin, Germany • 27–28 July • Ticket €299

Every summer thousands of developers from around the globe descend on Berlin for the WeAreDevelopers World Congress. They discuss and learn about the latest trends and innovations shaping the world. With an a-list speaking lineup, you’ll learn hands-on practical advice from over 300 speakers and get a chance to meet with some of the world’s most amazing brands. 

One thing the World Congress is known for is the official conference party, where developers got a chance to network and celebrate together with live DJs and electronic music. Last year DJ Tiësto headlined, this year, we’ve got something bigger and better in store for you, so keep an eye out!

Smashing Conference

Freiburg, Germany • September 4–6 • Ticket €649

Smashing Conference is organised by Smashing Magazine, a popular web design and development online publication. The annual conference series focused on front-end, UX, and design and is held in various cities around the world, such as New York, London, Toronto, and Freiburg. The conference brings together designers, developers, and industry experts to share their knowledge, experience, and best practices for building high-quality websites and applications.

The conference features keynote speeches, technical sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities. Attendees can learn about the latest trends and technologies in web design and development, including topics such as CSS, JavaScript, responsive design, accessibility, user experience, and more.


Berlin, Germany・September 13-14・€799

StackConf is an international conference about open-source infrastructure solutions, covering topics such as continuous integration, containers, hybrid, and cloud technology. Attendees learn about building, CI/CD, running, monitoring, and more, as well as innovative technology mixes and future-oriented design of large infrastructures. 

The conference features keynote speeches, technical sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities. Attendees can learn about the latest trends and technologies in open-source infrastructure, including topics such as containerisation, automation, cloud computing, microservices, and more.

Hatch Conference

Berlin, Germany & Online・October 4-6・Invite only

Hatch Conference is a multi-track event tailored for seniors, leads, and managers in the UX, UXR, and Product Design fields. Don’t think of Hatch as a huge conference where everyone working in UX gets together to talk about trending ideas. This event is invite-only. There are limited spaces and it’s exclusive to design leaders.  

Over three-days you’ll hear from speakers and coaches working in leading tech companies such as Shopify, Instagram, and Hatch is intentionally smaller than other tech conferences so that your time can be maximised through learning and hands-on masterclasses.


Munich・October 19-20・€522.41

PushUX has been lovingly crafted for hands-on design professionals, product-minded innovators, and creative technologists. PushUX has been held annually for the last 11 years and regularly sees around 5,500 attendees from Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. 

It’s held in Munich over a 2-day period. There are over 200 speakers from Mozilla, BMW, Google, Bosch, and many other leading companies. The interactive exhibition sounds really cool, you’ll be able to get hands-on with the latest in design and technology. There are also some nice opportunities to network with the speed networking sessions, the after parties, and breakout sessions. 


Berlin, Germany・December 4-5 ・Tickets ~$399

If you’re a technical leader you’ll know that there aren’t many conferences that focus on technical leadership. LeadDev provides a rare opportunity to get in the same room with other engineering managers and leaders and exchange practical advice. 

The goal of LeadDev is to provide tech leaders with tools and advice to be more effective in their orgainsation and career. You can expent to learn about metrics, team nurturing, growth strategies, and building teams. It’s not a big tech conference but certainly one that can help move your career forward!

React Day Berlin 2023

Berlin, Germany・December ・Tickets €650

The organisers of React Day Berlin have yet to set a date for the conference since it’s a ways out, but you can expect it to happen sometime in early December. Close to 1,000 React enthusiast attend this annual conference. Over 35 speakers are expected to give talks on React, React Native, and GraphQL. 

If you’re into React or frontend development, this is a pretty cool conference. This year's program will help you become more efficient at solving technical issues, but it will also fill your knowledge gaps in team leadership and help you build engineering soft skills.

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