What it’s all about

Our home

We are very happy to host IdeaLab! – WHU Founders’ Conference at our university WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. Vallendar is a lovely little town near the city of Koblenz.

It has been made a great place to stay by the people who live and study there and we can assure you that you will have a great time here!

Our family

Our IdeaLab! Family is a very important part in organizing and hosting the conference. Our team is greatly supported by the previous team members who organized IdeaLab! 2016, IdeaLab! 2015 and by our IL!-Alumni all around the world. This is how the IdeaLab! spirit drives the conference since 2001.

Our university is a leading business school in Europe

WHU — Otto Beisheim School of Management is one of the best and most renowned German business schools, and enjoys an excellent international reputation.
A particularly interesting expression of the proverbial “WHU Spirit” can be found in the intellectual, cultural, and social commitment of our students. The ever-present WHU spirit, born of mutual trust, support and respect, endures long after the time spent at the business school. It prepares the individual to accept responsibility in business and society.

For more information visit www.whu.edu


Julian Lindinger

General Manager 

Carl Diederichs

Head of Sponsoring

Gereon Gaudig

Head of Participants

Head of Participants & Communication

Justus Jahn

Head of Participants

Head of Participants & Communication

Leonard Wolters

Head of Organization 

Lucas Neumann

Head of Organization 

Jacob Lind

Head of Finance & Fleet 

Konrad Geiger

Head of IT & Event Technology

Anna Daftari

Head of Marketing & PR

Matthias Heinrich Morales

Head of Marketing & PR

Vlada Labzeyeva

Head of Speakers

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