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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The conference session (Saturday, 6th, Sunday, 7th, Monday 8th of August) will be held at the main campus of the university, at Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin. The main campus is located in walking distance from tube stops S+U-Bahnhof Friedrichstraße, U-Bahn Französische Straße.

Note: The more accessible entrance to the conference room is on Dorotheenstraße 17. Please note to use this entrance instead of the main entrance.

From Tuesday, 9th August, on the General Assemblies, BoFs and workshops will take place in a neighboring building, at Dorotheenstraße 24.

About Humboldt-Universität

A university based on reform and excellence. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is one of the leading research institutions enjoying an excellent international reputation. The eleven faculties of the "universitas litterarum" cover the whole range of academic subjects including the classical humanities and arts, economics, jurisprudence, the natural sciences and medicine. Founded in 1810 in line with Wilhelm von Humboldt's concept, it is now known as the mother of modern universities. Its over 384 professors are aware of their social responsibility, regarding teaching and research as inseparable. A cosmopolitan attitude, reform spirit, an innovative approach to teaching and learning and support for young academics and researchers are typical features of this university.

Learn more about the Humboldt-Universität.


Berlin is the capital of Germany, and one of the coolest cities in Europe. The city has a long history of underground culture, and has a vibrant community of free software developers and makers, as well as its famous underground culture movement. The city is renowned worldwide for its youth culture, festivals and nightlife.

As a focal point of the unification of Germany, and the highly symbolic fall of the Berlin wall, the city is all about the coming together of peoples and the celebration of differences. There is no more appropriate place for the second Desktop Summit to be held.

Learn more about Berlin.

Floor Plan of the conference

Information on Conference Schedule as iCal or ActiveSync for your mobile.