DINAcon 2017

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Conference on digital sustainability

on Friday, 20th October 2017, at Welle7 Workspace in Bern, Switzerland

with 20 sessions on Open Source, Open Data, Blockchain, Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, The Things Network etc.5 Lightning Talks, DINAcon Award Ceremony and a loooong HACKnight.

Pictures and videos of DINAcon 2017:

DINAcon 2017

Gonzalo Casas

The Things Network

Gonzalo Casas is one of the initiators of the Things Network (TTN) and the Open Network Infrastructure Initiative.


Bibi Bleekemolen

Co-Founder Fairphone

Bibi Bleekemolen is co-founder of Fairphone, the first smartphone with the label "Blue Angel".


Balthasar Glättli

National Councillor Green Party

Balthasar Glättli is one of the best-known network politicians in Switzerland and a member of Parldigi's core team.


Clara Vuillemin

Head of IT Republik

Clara Vuillemin is responsible for the open source based IT platform of the new magazine "Republik".

Main Sponsors DINAcon 2017


Mirjam Eggen

University of Bern

Prof. Dr. Mirjam Eggen is Professor of Private Law and Financial Market Law. She publishes on legal aspects of smart contracts.


Toni Caradonna

Swisscoast GmbH

Toni Caradonna is a physicist and studied at the University of Manchester and the University of Bern. Today he works with Blockchain & Co.


Kurt Meister

Fablab Bern

Kurt Meister heads FabLab Bern, where individuals and companies can enter digital manufacturing.


Diego Hättenschwiler

Wikimedia Switzerland

Diego Hättenschwiler is a scientific librarian and teaches Wikipedia courses.

Sponsors DINAcon 2017

Community partners


Digital transformation is omnipresent. How can we ensure that progressing digitalisation also generates sustainable benefits for our society?

One answer to this is the principle of digital sustainability. Digital sustainability describes how digital knowledge assets (data, content, software) must be created and made accessible to create the greatest possible benefit for society and the environment. In concrete terms, this concerns current political challenges relating to digitisation in Switzerland, innovation and research, data protection, copyright and technical issues such as open data or bitcoin/blockchain.

The conference DINAcon 2017, which took place for the first time on Friday, 20th October 2017, dealt with these issues and was organised by the Research Center for Digital Sustainability of the University of Bern in cooperation with the Parliamentary Group on Digital Sustainability and the associations CH Open, tcbe.ch and Opendata.ch in Welle7 Workspace near Bern railway station. More than 250 decision-makers and opinion leaders from politics, business, the public sector and the digitalisation scene took part in the conference.

Organizer and partners

DINAcon Awards 2017

In 2017, CH Open presented the DINAcon Awards for the first time, to honor the courage and innovative strength of companies, authorities, communities, developers and individuals. The awards were presented at the first conference on digital sustainability, DINAcon 2017 in Bern, Switzerland, on 20th October 2017.

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