Recognized University Group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Recognized Non-Profit Association registered at the Mannheim Association Registry, VR 103622
General Terms and Conditions
The following General Terms and Conditions govern the relationship of trust between the applicant to talKIT 2015 and talKIT– Das Technologieforum e.V. Any deviating General Terms and Conditions brought forth by the participant will be considered invalid. talKIT – Das Technologieforum e.V. is an established and independent university group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Hereinafter, talKIT – Das Technologieforum e.V. shall be referred to as the „organizer”.
Sending an application does not substantiate any entitlement to participate in talKIT 2015. Participation in past events staged by the organizer does not substantiate any entitlement to participate again. Applications sent in on due date and in due form shall be reviewed as to their completeness and the applicant will take part in a random selection procedure determining his/ her participation to the event organized by talKIT.
Maturity Date and Payment, Default, or Offset
Upon receipt of an approval to partake in talKIT 2015, the applicant commits himself to pay the participation fee within 2 weeks. After the participation fee has been paid in full, the registration is considered legally binding and the organizer commits himself to ensure the participation of the applicant to talKIT 2015. But if the organizer does not receive the fee within 2 weeks after the applicant has received the payment notification, the confirmation of participation will be considered as void.
The contribution to costs is per person and event, including turnover tax at the statutory rate. Contributions to costs are considered as lump sums collected in order to finance the realization and organization of the event.
The organizer reserves the right to substitute announced speakers by others and to carry out any necessary changes to the program of the event while respecting its overall character. If the event cannot take place due to a force majeure or an important reason (such as a low number of participants) the participants will be informed without delay. In such case, the participation fee will be reimbursed.
Any claims for reimbursement of travelling and accommodation costs, or for lost working time are excluded, unless such costs are attributable to gross negligence or willful conduct, or damages caused to life, body or health on the part of the organizer. In the event of default in performance, the organizer reserves the right to take all reasonable steps to eliminate or limit the disruption.
In case of cancellation of registration or nonattendance of the event, the organizer will charge the participation fee in full. The nonattendance reason is in such case irrelevant. The registered participant may not be represented by another person.
All events are carefully prepared and realized by qualified speakers. The organizer will not be liable for the actuality, correctness or completeness of the documentation materials and lectures of the speakers.
The speakers‘ documentation materials are protected by copyright. Reproduction, i.e. photographing and filming, transferring or otherwise exploitation of these documents may only be undertaken with the express written consent of the organizer.
The applicant agrees herewith to have the data he discloses to the organizer upon his application saved on the servers of the organizer and the servers of Citrix Online LLC. The applicant data will be deleted from the servers of the organizer and of Citrix Online LLC in three months at the latest, after talKIT 2015. This however excludes the applicants data that is needed to create an invoice for the applicant, to generate a participation certificate and to contact the applicant in general like name, first name, address, email, phone number, gender and date of birth
The organizer shall treat any data provided by the applicant confidentially and use them in compliance with the regulations governing data protection. The data will be used for the performance of services and for accounting purposes. Disclosure of this data to third parties by the organizer is excluded.
The organizer is entitled to provide all participants with a list of participants including their names and university.
Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Place of Performance
German law applies to the exclusion of the UN Sales Convention. As far as permissible by law, it is herewith agreed that the place of performance and the place of jurisdiction shall be Karlsruhe.
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talKIT is not only about inspiring talks and interactive discussions, it is an event tailored to discover technology and connect with people around the world. Every year our team sets up a program full of unconventional side events such as factory tours, hardware workshops or technology fairs to make your time at talKIT a memorable one.
“Gene technology is about manipulating living beings for the sake of improving them. Scientists explore the outer boundaries and they will continue to do so. Politically we have to take into consideration what the democratic foundation of our society is ready to bear and accept.”
Karlsruhe Palace – one of the highlights of day one. After an intense program this is the perfect spot to deepen talks, meet other participants and our team as well as to make new friends while enjoying some delicious finger food and refreshing drinks.
To top off day two, we invite you onto our rooftop. Accompanied by live piano music you enjoy a lovely view on the campus of KIT, have relaxed conversations and get motivated for following day and night!
“To me entrepreneurship is building a trusting community with people that you want to work with and building a life for yourself. If you are looking for role models look for people who have failed and failed very hard and never make those mistakes.”