MUNICH, January 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The DLD conference (Digital, Life, Design) is held for the seventh time in Munich, January 23 - 25 2011. Besides the 150 international speakers, 800 selected thinkers, designers and pioneers from media, business, society, technology and art are expected to attend the event. The complete program is available at:

Leading minds of the digital and global economy will talk about new markets and innovation: Hubert Burda, Yossi Vardi, Paul-Bernhard Kallen, Nikesh Arora, Jim Breyer, Reid Hoffman, Sean Parker, Natalie Massenet, George Whitesides, Linda Abraham, Samir Arora , Lars Hinrichs, Marc Benioff, Padmasree Warrior, Guy Oseary, Peter Vesterbecka, Tero Ojanpera, Maarten Fitz-Gerald, Andrew Mason, Marissa Mayer, Randi Zuckerberg, Kai-Fu Lee, Bill Gross, Werner Vogels, Esther Dyson, Barry Silbert, Pete Cashmore, Kunal Bahl, Chris Hughes, James Murdoch, Sam Mandel, Jason Calacanis, and Troy Carter.

In addition, intellectuals, artists and designers such as Hans Magnus Enzensberger, David Gelernter, Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly, Cerith Wyn Evans, Paulo Coelho, Daniel Simon, Claude Zellweger, Jeffrey Inaba, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Olafur Eliasson, Tino Sehgal, Tetsuo Kondo as well as scientists such as Juan Enriquez, David Agus, Deepak Chopra, Alexander Tsiaras, Mel Rosenberg, Carlo Ratti, and NGO representatives as Somali Mam, Bright Simons, Stephanie Guttenberg, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and Raul Krauthausen.

A large number of international journalists and opinion leaders such as Kara Swisher, Ludwig Siegele, Matthew Bishop, David Kirkpatrick, Mike Butcher, Fred Vogelstein, David Rowan, Linda Tischler, Andrian Kreye, Henry Blodget and Kai Diekmann are moderating the sixty sessions.

DLD11's motto "Update Your Reality" refers to the impact of digital technology for business, society and the individual. Being digital is no longer a vision but a complex reality factor. In this context, the term "update" is an important behavioral pattern.

The DLD founders and directors Steffi Czerny and Marcel Reichart want to put the following topics for discussion: The importance of social networks for media and brands, the global mindset of fast growing digital companies and their financing, the transformation of traditional media, software as a service (SaaS ), new retail concepts for local and lifestyle markets, Iconic Turn and Third Culture, European innovation spirit, China and India, private space travel, sustainability, and data concepts in art, product and urban design, spirituality, entertainment and technology, transparency and culture of participation as well as models of social innovation.

On Sunday evening, the DLD Chairmen's Dinner for partners and speakers is held at the Jewish Community Center St. Jakob's place, including a speech by the Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson. The Monday evening ends with the DLD FOCUS Night at the Haus der Kunst with a performance by international pop star Duffy and IblameCoco as well as many art and media installations. On Wednesday evening the Burda DLD Nightcap closes DLD11 within the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.