Berlin 2023 Schedule

Way Up North Berlin

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October 16th

13:30 – 17:00

CANON STYLED SHOOT

18:00 – 20:00

IMAGEN THAT?! REGISTRATION

October 17th

08:00

DOORS OPEN

09:00 – 10:00

IGOR DEMBA

10:30 – 12:00

THE FRAMERS, KATE HAMPSON

13:30 – 14:30

ELKE & LEENTJE, KIT BØHNKEˣ, STIJN WILLEMSˣ, PYRY KANTONENˣ

15:30 – 17:00

OLYA VYSOTSKAYA, EDWINA ROBERTSON

20:00 – 21:30

STORYTELLING EVENING: FIRST TIMERS EDITION BY PIC-TIME

October 18th

08:00

DOORS OPEN

09:00 – 10:00

THE RICHTERS

11:00 – 11:45

NADJA ENDLERˣ, MACIEJ SUWAŁOWSKIˣ, DALIBORA BIJELIĆˣ

13:00 – 14:00

MARI TRANCOSO

15:15 – 17:00

YAN PALMER, DAN O’DAY

21:00 – 02:00

WOODEN BANANA PARTY

Way Up North Berlin

Showtime! Way Up North returns to Germany for the 14th edition of the show, our second time here. We’ve eagerly awaited this moment, where we’ll gather with the community at Babylon, our host cinema for the event. The time is almost here!

The theme for our Berlin show is ‘ZAG.’ It’s the common thread weaving through all the presentations, asking the question: What’s your ZAG? Each presenter will interpret this theme, making it the North Star connecting all the presentations.

Here’s the schedule for the show to help you prepare for the exciting days ahead in October.

Now, there’s just one question left: Which presenter are you most excited to see on stage this October in Berlin?

October 16th

13:30 – 17:00 | Canon Styled Shoot

We are thrilled to welcome back Canon as our Platinum sponsor for this edition of WUN! Get ready for an exciting event as Canon hosts a fabulous styled shoot.

To kickstart your WUN experience, you have a fantastic opportunity to test out the Canon mirrorless EOS R System while capturing stunning moments with two lovely couples. The theme of the styled shoot will be ’70s vibes.

Please note that capacity for this complimentary styled shoot is limited, and you must be signed up to attend. Registration opens on September 22nd at 20:00 GMT+2.

Note: This event is complimentary, but you must be on the guest list to attend.

18:00 – 20:00 | Imagen That?! Registration | BrewDog (Ackerstraße 29)

Join us for a refreshing beverage as we gather at Brewdog in Mitte! This registration gathering comes with an exciting twist, courtesy of Imagen, who will be hosting a series of challenges to keep everyone on their toes. Get ready for “Imagen That?!” – an opportunity to not only collect your event badge but also connect with fellow community members through a series of engaging challenges.

When you arrive, there’s no need to worry about printing or bringing a physical ticket. Simply locate our team with the badges at a table right near the entrance of Brewdog. Show them any form of identification with your name on it, and they’ll provide you with your event badge. Remember, this badge is essential for entry into Babylon for the event on the 17th and 18th.

If you can’t make it on October 16th, fret not. We’ll also be available at Babylon, so you can pick up your badge there. While we’d love to see everyone at the Imagen That?! registration, if you’re unable to make it, there’s no need to stress.

October 17th

08:00 | Doors Open | Babylon (Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30)

Expect the unexpected with Amors Not Dead! Our fantastic hosts, Jitka Halirova and Jonatan Jan, will be your guides as we sail through two exciting days at Babylon. And to keep the energy high and the room buzzing, we’re thrilled to have Adriana Mižigárová and Ondrej Rychnavský returning as our DJs, providing the soundtrack for all the action inside the cinema during the show.

09:00 – 10:00 | Block One

Igor Demba | The Creative Heart & Weddings

In an industry so saturated of incredible creative talent how do you stand out? This talk will be a journey through the wedding world, inspire you to create and come out with tools that will make your unique voice stand out. Let’s make that creative heart sing.

10:00 – 10:30 | Break

10:30 – 12:00 | Block Two

The Framers | LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES

How to embrace the challenge of having no expectations.

Kate Hampson | BEAUTIFUL CHAOS

Turning it up to eleven.

12:00 – 13:30 | Break

13:30 – 14:30 | Block Three

Elke & Leentje | THE ART OF ‘HARKEN’

Yes Europe can: building a stronger local photography market.

Kit Bøhnke (WUNX) | THE ART OF GETTING SIDETRACKED

A capricious compass: Navigating the scenic route of distractions and impulses.

Stijn Willems (WUNX) | F*CK YEAH

Embrace your own journey and get ready to capture moments that scream “Fuck Yeah!” and learn why sometimes, “Fuck No” is the best answer.

Pyry (WUNX) | MY ZAG IS YOU

A testament to the importance of our communities.

14:30 – 15:30 | Break

15:30 – 17:00 | Block Four

Olya Vysotskaya | CONNECTING THE DOTS

Collected observations on taking pictures, and taking pictures at weddings.

Edwina Robertson | THE IMAGE IS JUST THE SUPPORT ACT

Discovering that your success has very little to do with your images.

20:00 – 21:30 | Storytelling Evening by Pic-Time | BrewDog (Ackerstraße 29)

The Pic-Time Storytelling evening is back at Way Up North, and this time, we have a special host: Ryan Muirhead. This year, there’s a twist – we want to shine the spotlight on our first-time attendees and give them a warm welcome to our amazing community.

Participation is simple. If this is your first Way Up North event, submit an image with its story, whether funny, emotional, sad, or completely unexpected. At the Storytelling evening, you’ll have 2-5 minutes to take the stage and share your image’s story.

Aside from storytellers, the first 150 guests to sign up for this incredible community evening are welcome to attend.

So again, if this is your first Way Up North experience, submit your image by October 4th, 2023, using the form below. Let’s create memories and stories together!

Note: This event is complimentary but has limited capacity. The first 150 guests to sign up via the link below can attend. If you’re on the guest list, you must present your event badge to enter Brewdog.

October 18th

08:00 | Doors Open | Babylon (Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30)

Get your game face on! Day two is starting at Babylon as we return to the beautiful cinema for another day of exploring ZAGs. Let’s dive in!

09:00 – 10:00 | Block Five

The Richters | RAW

Don’t let your essence sink in a sea of trends.

10:00 – 11:00 | Break

11:00 – 11:45 | Block Six

Nadja Endler (WUNX) | FROM LUSCIOUS FIELDS TO THE CONCRETE JUNGLE

How a nature lover embraced her inner city kid to achieve creative explosions.

Maciej Suwałowski (WUNX) | 7 SHADES OF MAGIC

Magic will take you on a 7 point journey to a promise land of being successful (such a cliche word) in wedding photography and possibly zagging to a different avenue at some point. Buckle up, it’s gonna be intense 10 minutes.

Dalibora Bijelić (WUNX) | FACE YOUR FEARS AND BREAK FREE FROM THE SHACKLES OF STAGNATION

Progress often arises from discomfort. Transformations become possible when we start confronting our fears. Consistency and hard work pave the way to greatness. So let go of concerns about other people’s opinions and instead, focus on expressing your true priorities. Construct an authentic brand, stop chasing the race and start playing on your own terms.

11:45 – 13:00 | Break

13:00 – 14:00 | Block Seven

Mari Trancoso | BEYOND THE SURFACE : IS IT ABOVE OR BELOW?

Re-discovering and honoring our slow process, the humanity in art, our unique roots in a world of fastness, automation, and overconsumption.

14:00 – 15:30 | Break

15:15 – 17:00 | Block Eight

Yan Palmer | HOW TO GET CREATIVELY FREE

Learn how to access your infinite river of creativity, drop into creative flow states and liberate your inner artist.

Dan O’Day | How do you peel an apple?

It might not be the easiest way, it might not be the prettiest way – As long as it’s not the usual way.

Roll credits

21:00 – 02:00 | Wooden Banana Party | Surprise Club (Potsdamer Straße 84)

The Wooden Banana Party has become legendary, and a big part of that is thanks to the incredible DJ, Michael Antonia.

But that’s not all! Get ready to groove with the TROPICANA BANANA theme for this year’s Wooden Banana Party. Start planning your tropical party outfits today!

Note: You must be on the guest list to attend this event. Friends who are not attending WUN are welcome to come.

Header Image: Dalibora Bijelić

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