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DLD 2022 in Munich: Brainlab and Level Ex Discuss the Benefits of Digital Learning

May 22, 2022

The Digital-Life-Design (DLD) Conference, to which the Burda Media Group invites international experts from the areas of business, science and politics, is all about the digital future. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic the DLD22 took place in-person at the Gasteig in Munich from May 20th – 22nd  with 1,000 attendees and 150 speakers. This year’s motto was “Reality Rules!?”.

On May 22nd Stefan Vilsmeier, President and CEO of Brainlab, and Fabiana Bertram, a science learning specialist from Level Ex, a Brainlab company, took the stage.

Stefan Vilsmeier held a keynote presentation titled, “What Needs to Change in Education: An Entrepreneur’s View,” which covered the topics of digital learning in the tech age as well as the advantages of virtual reality (VR). Stefan Vilsmeier stated, “Lectures are the most ineffective way of learning. Instead, trying something out can be the most effective approach. Virtual reality is like a sandbox in which we can try things out better than in the physical world.”

Fabiana Bertram participated in a panel discussion on “Disrupting Education” together with Felix Ohswald from GoStudent, Michael John Gorman from BIOTOPIA, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, the German Federal Minister of Education and Research and Jeanne Rubner from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). These leaders in education and in digitization shared ideas on how to individualize and improve learning through technology. “For too long, education and fun were seen as mutually exclusive, but they should be combined. Isolated skills are being taught without the bigger picture, so they are being taught without context,” said Fabiana Bertram.

Brainlab offered DLD22 attendees the opportunity to experience the future of digital learning with Level Ex medical app games that demonstrate how the virtual and real worlds are merging.


The presentations were recorded and are available at:

What Needs to Change in Education: An Entrepreneur’s View (Stefan Vilsmeier) | DLD 22 – YouTube

Disrupting Education (Ohswald, Gorman, Stark-Watzinger, Rubner, Bertram) | DLD 22 – YouTube

Additional images

Vortrag von Stefan Vilsmeier

Presentation by Stefan Vilsmeier

Panel mit Fabiana Bertram

Panel with Fabiana Bertram