Conference Topics


API Developer Documentation / SWD Softwaredocumentation

In developer documentation, application programming interfaces (shorter: API) are documented, showing e.g. how API documentation can be created automatically from source code. You will become acquainted with the most important standards related to the development of information for users of software and software systems and how to implement them in your daily work.  

AR Augmented Reality (German Track Only)

Die „erweiterte Realität“ ergänzt die reale Welt um virtuelle Informationen. Zum Beispiel werden ergänzende technische Informationen kontextabhängig ins Sichtfeld eines Monteurs eingeblendet. Eine Zukunftstechnologie - perfekt geeignet für die Technische Kommunikation.


The GALA Localization Forum will examine a range of translation and localization topics including terminology, data-driven decision making, translation technology, and neural machine translation. All professionals with a stake in translation or localization are encouraged to attend.

IEn Information Energy

Can emerging technologies solve the problems and issues we are facing today?

We hear a lot of hype about what new technologies like Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are going to do for us. But how much of it is real, and what present-day problems can these technologies solve for information specialists? 

This year, Information Energy Day takes a close look at the reality and the promise, with an eye to understanding how these technologies are affecting our practice.

IN Intelligent Information

The dynamic provision of user information based on use cases is the future of technical communication: Individualized information at the right time in the right place, in the medium of choice. Challenges in information creation will consist of structured authoring, Component Content Management, metadata, intelligent provision, use cases and user experience.


iiRDS - The International Standard for Intelligent Information Request and Delivery.

JTR Junge Technische Redakteure (German Track Only)

Studierende und Berufseinsteiger berichten von Projekten, Studienarbeiten und Erfahrungen aus dem Studium und den ersten Berufsjahren im Bereich Technische Dokumentation. Lernen Sie den fachlichen „Nachwuchs“ kennen und kommen Sie ins Gespräch.

KAR Career Development

Individual Development plays an increasingly important role in your career. Learn more about Stress Management, Self-Coaching, Creativity-Methods and new career opportunities for Technical Writers.

Language Technology

Language technology supports the processing of natural language through the use of computers. Language technology applications are found in all areas, from technical writing to translation.

MOB Mobile Documentation

Supplying technical information for mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) is turning into an important driver for technical communication. Find out more about communication strategies for mobile documentation, business model generation, mobile browser versions, app programming, user-friendly design and the role of technical writers.

NORM Legal Requirement

Get basic knowledge, and stay up-to-date on the newest developments in contractual law, product liability law and product safety law, as well as on the most important national and international standards.

PTK Project, Team and Cost Management

Efficiently managing information development is of utmost importance. Learn more about management methods, practical examples in the organization and deployment of personnel and tools along the entire process chain.

TA Technical Authoring

Learn about the basic principles of Technical Authoring such as analysis of target groups, didactics of instructions, writing techniques and text comprehensibility. Experts outline the pitfalls of writing for an international audience and show best practices and methods that help you to master this challenge successfully.


Various tekom projects and findings of tekom working groups are presented.

TERM Terminology

Consistent terminology is a quality criterion for good and intelligible technical information. Experts show how to establish and manage a corporate terminology, what software to use for that, and what organizational precautions to take.

TM Technical Marketing (German Track Only)

Synergieeffekte nutzen zwischen Marke­ting und der Verarbeitung von Informationen aus der Technischen Kommunika­tion: Produktinformationsmanagement (PIM), Terminologie und Content Mar­keting, Betriebsanleitung als Marketinginstrument sowie Kundenbindung durch Produktmarketing.

TRAIN Training and Education


Crucial competencies of technical communicators, ways to be trained and educated, the European State of the art for professionals are discussed in the track.


TÜ Technical Translation


High quality, as cheap as possible and preferably delivered yesterday? In contrast, specialized expertise, the mastery of various tools, knowledge of the legal framework and liability risks of technical translators. The newly introduced topic area "Technical translation" highlights the various aspects.


TV Technical Videos

Texts, photographs, graphics, and 3D-designs can complement hyper videos in a dynamic and interactive manner, and remove the linearity of videos. It can, if done well, guide the learning process and adjust the medium to an individual learning pace.

UX User Experience

Does your content strike the right chord with users? Do your offerings successfully pull in clients? With user experience analyses, you can test whether technical communication is reaching people. These allow you to fine-tune your content to user types and use scenarios and optimize user interfaces and navigation paths.

VISU Visual Communication

Lectures inform about the basics of virtual communication, import of CAD-data for graphics production, and the importance of typography in texts. In addition, you will learn how to create and expediently utilize 3D animation, utility films, product videos, and learning videos.