Statement on the coronavirus | 02.03.2020

We take the developments around the coronavirus (Covid-19) very seriously. The safety and health of our employees, partners, customers and participants at our event are our top priority. Due to the current situation, we would like to inform you that we are taking all necessary precautions. To this end, we are in close contact with our partners and customers and follow current developments via the Federal Ministry of Health and the Robert Koch Institute.

According to the WHO, the Robert Koch Institute and the German authorities, the risk of infection with the novel pathogen in Germany is currently (still) classified as low. Furthermore, we currently have no participants from risk areas (Robert Koch Institute 02.03.2020). However, developments in Europe and the postponement of individual trade fairs in Germany show that the situation can change on a daily basis. In this respect, we will continue to monitor the situation closely.

What are the security measures at our DATA festival 2020?

We will ensure the highest possible standard of hygiene measures at our events. The close contact between all the partners involved will ensure that any new findings are exchanged and that the measures for the event locations are adapted accordingly.

Will we cancel the DATA festival 2020?

No, as our event is not a large scale event and therefore cannot be compared with trade fairs that are currently being postponed or cancelled, we do not currently assume that we will have to cancel our DATA festival 2020. All event preparations are running as planned. Should anything change in this situation, we will communicate this immediately

Can I cancel my participation free of charge?

Should you not be able to participate in our event for one of the following reasons:


  • Your employer doesn´t allow you to travel and/or visit external events
  • One of your family members counts to the risk-group
  • You are ill (flu-like symptoms) or do not want to attend big events for personal reasons


Then we have the solution for you!

All participants that have to cancel their DATA festival 2020 participation for a Corona related reason, can participate in the DATA festival 2021 free of charge. Please note, that we cannot reimburse your participant fee for 2020, this will be transformed into your valid ticket for 2021. 

If you need to cancel, please send an e-mail to with your respective concerns. 

Trust us, we will monitor the situation all the time and keep you informed. 

Your #DATAfestivalCrew




Do I have to print my ticket?

We love to be paperless! The QR code can be shown on your mobile phone, otherwise it is also possible to bring the printed ticket with you.

Is a cloakroom or locker available?

A cloakroom will be available, in which all jackets or items can be left. However, no liability is assumed for the storage of personal items.

Is the catering included?

Food and refreshments are already included in the ticket – this also applies to our legendary DATA festival After-Party on the 18th of March.

Where can I find the event app?

Information will follow shortly.

Is there a dress code?

No – we are in favor of everyone dressing the way he or she feels most comfortable.

Is there Wi-Fi?

Of course we offer WiFi access  – the login data can be found on your badge.

When can I enter the Muffatwerk in the morning?

We open the Muffatwerk for registration one hour before the first presentation. Please note that there may be longer waiting times at check-in.

Where can I find information about the DATA festival? e.g. Site plan, information about the lectures etc.?

We offer extensive information material from which the most important information can be found. In addition, you can contact our staff at any time and get the information you need.

Is the Muffatwerk barrier-free?

The Muffatwerk is barrier-free. There may be restrictions when visiting Workshop Studios 1 and 2.

Do I have to register for individual lectures at the Muffatwerk?

The regular presentations (data.stage, festival.stage, tech.stage) can be attended without registration. To participate in the workshops (,, we recommend that you register by e-mail  – we will send you a corresponding e-mail a couple of weeks before the event. If the maximum number of 20 participants per workshop has not been reached at the time of the DATA festival, participation can still be organized on site with our staff.

Can my ticket be transferred to other people in the event of illness or similar serious cases?

If you are prevented from attending the DATA festival by illness or another emergency, please contact us directly by email at: We will then consider the best possible solution for all parties in individual cases.

How can I identify myself as a participant and get access to the DATA festival?

We distribute wristbands and badges during registration – these allow access.

Are the presentations in German or English?

The majority of our presentations and panels are in English. Two of the Pre-Conference Workshops on the 17th are in german.

Am I allowed to smoke on the DATA festival?

Yes – there are two smoking areas in the Muffatwerk: one is in front of the main entrance, the other in front of the entrance to the Festival.Stage.

Are there vegetarian or vegan food?

Yes – we offer various vegetarian options. Vegan options are also offered: Salads and cold or warm finger food.

Are dogs or other pets allowed in the Muffatwerk?

We love dogs and other pets – But unfortunately they are not allowed in the location.

Your question is not answered here? Then contact us at:

2-Day-Ticket: Participant Information

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3-Day-Ticket: Participant Information

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