DOKU.TECH is an annual event bringing together individuals and tech talent in Kosovo with top-tier international future makers, executives and thinkers. The past 7 editions (2014-2020) convened over 7,000 attendees and more than 90 renowned speakers in the live event and more than 30.000 views from our offline event (2020). This conference explores and challenges the social implications of technological innovations through connectivity, content, openness and security while inspiring youngsters by sharing knowledge and experiences.

DOKU.TECH helps advance the development of the tech community in Kosovo, by inspiring and encouraging technological growth. DOKU.TECH provides the opportunity for listening to international speakers, entertaining groundbreaking ideas, and challenging the audience's knowledge and points of view on technology. DOKU.TECH convenes speakers from colorful backgrounds in technology, social entrepreneurship, and ground breaking ideas in the field of tech, in front of an eager audience. From simple, modest social entrepreneurs, to people who want to bring down globally irresponsible companies.

Our DOKU.TECH Program consists of:

● Keynote speakers and talks
● Workshops and Masterclasses
● DIY Fair
● Game Jam
● Panels and open discussions
● Art
● Movies
● Music
● Networking events

Our audience profile includes, but is not limited to: tech entrepreneurs, innovators, online activists, social entrepreneurs, marketers, digital troublemakers, business leaders, artists, bloggers, designers, movie enthusiasts, gamers, media, DIY makers and students.

Through DOKU.TECH program we achieved global reach, in countries such as: Albania, Austria, Bosnia&Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States.

Team Members

Kushtrim Xhakli

Producer

Teresa Crawford

Co-Design/Curator

Rajko Bozic

Co-Design/Curator

Abetare Gojani

Executive Director

Adelina Qarri

Senior Program Manager

Mali Tefiku

Tech Associate

Arbresha Tuhina

Finance Manager

Vlora Shabiu

Program Manager

Ardi Ponosheci

Project Manager

Dina Spahiu

Program Associate

Artina Muçiqi

Communications Officer

Miranda Vula

Admin and Finance Associate

Frequently Asked Questions

What is DOKU.TECH?

DOKU.TECH is an annual event bringing together individuals and tech talent with top-tier international future makers, executives and thinkers. The past 7 editions (2014-2020) convened over 7,000 attendees and more than 90 world-wide renowned speakers in the live event and more than 30.000 views from our offline event (2020). This conference explores and challenges the social implications of technological innovations through connectivity, content, openness and security while inspiring youngsters by sharing knowledge and experiences.

DOKU.TECH aims to aid development of the tech landscape in Kosovo, combined with the will and courage to create an atmosphere for technological growth by bringing the opportunity of listening to international speakers, entertain groundbreaking ideas, and challenging the audience's knowledge and points of view on technology, online security, and content openness.

When did DOKU.TECH first start?

DOKU.TECH held its first edition in August 2014, in Prizren, Kosovo, as an outstanding tech conference at the well-known International Film Festival Dokufest. DOKU.TECH explored and challenged the social implications of technological innovations through connectivity, content, openness and security. Taking place in the beautiful city of Prizren, Kosovo, the event gathered reputable speakers, observers, explorers and builders from around the world to talk about open knowledge, digital security, privacy, social entrepreneurship and business.

The first edition had more than 500 participants’ international & local experts, during more than 30 events, talks, discussions, workshops and parties. The discussions were held under the main theme “Open, Security, Community and Content”.

How can I participate at DOKU.TECH?

Every youngster with a digital vision and tech interest can be part of DOKU.TECH through our events, such as Talks, DIY Fair, Game Jam, etc. All you have to do is to register at our Web Page, and get the latest information on everything that is going on.

What is the theme of the 2021 Edition?

DOKU.TECH 2021 concept is: Dare to be...the change! We live in an age when many things feel like or are out of our control. For the sake of convenience it now takes a specialist to repair our smartphones or our smart cars. As climate change progresses, and many governments and corporations fail to take action, we can feel powerless to address the biggest threat our world faces. Through our votes we ask our politicians to take decisions on behalf of us and our communities, further distancing ourselves from the policies and laws which bind our lives.

September 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the Independence Referendum in Kosovo. In September 1991, 99% of voters, almost 1 million, voted for independence with an 87% turnout of eligible voters. This event was organized by citizens who had been stripped of their political and economic power but they came together to irreversibly set the course for the creation of the youngest European state. To mark this anniversary, and to remind ourselves of the power of organized citizens to hack their realities and to explore new ways to succeed and prosper, DOKU.TECH 2021 will focus on examples of people taking things into their own hands and living out the quote popularized by the computer scientist and Navy Admiral Grace Hopper. “Always remember that it’s much easier to apologize than to get permission,” she said. “In this world of computers, the best thing to do is to do it.”