Humboldt Carré, Berlin, Germany

Spanning tradition, progessiveness and innovation

Right in the heart of Berlin, the Humboldt Carré, is considered the city’s leading congress and event centre. It was built in 1901 and celebrated as a masterpiece of architecture. – the perfect venue for our conference theme: The Openness of Futures.

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Thanks to its metropolitan charm, the historically modern event location is now considered a hot spot of the most beautiful event centres in Berlin and has won the coveted Location Award for Germany’s best event location several times. Complete with Digital Capital City Studio, the Humboldt Carré is Berlin’s foremost address for hybrid events, including real-time on the-spot interviews with attending dignitaries.

The WFSF 24th World Conference will enjoy the beauty and benefits of the facility with our program spread over 5 key areas, as well as a lounge for stimulating conversation, friendly debate, networking or simply contemplating the wisdom from the amazing keynotes, presentations, workshops or panels.

The five main rooms will be themed in a way that best expresses the inspiration for the program topics and the mode of delivery, namely: keynote, scientific paper, interactive presentation, workshop, panel, etc.


The Kassenhalle will be the main conference hall, seating 250+ attendees and will primarily be used for plenary sessions, keynote speakers and top level presentations and panels, hence it is named the Plenarium.


The Wilhelm von Humboldt room with its history of stately debate can seat over 80 attendees and as the Globalarium will provide the perfect platform for interactive presentations on the big challenges, planetary futures and topics such as the future of democracy, ethics and policy implications, and regional collaboration and sustainable development.


The Caroline von Humboldt room or the Sensorium seats 40. Presentations, panels, and scientific papers will reflect upon the affective aspects of futures. It is about living the futures, sensing and connecting with futures by transporting the spectator into unknown landscapes, sensing the deeper potential, leveraging the power of immersion, interaction, simulation, using multimodal media to create scenarios of world-changing possibilities.


The Alexander von Humboldt room accommodates up to 40 participants and will be the forum for ingenuity and invention, the Laboratorium, a playground and showcase for experiential and experimental futures, for progressive techniques, tools, and integration of emerging technologies into our field.


The Charlotte von Lengefeld room which can accommodate some 40 participants will be named the Imaginarium and will be focused on imagination, and artistry and will set the scene for creative futures through workshops, groupthink and inspirational, disruptive visions.


Other rooms including the Lounge and hallways will be used for networking, displays, catering and lively conversations.