Can’t wait till Local Rock Stars 2020

By Camilla Sondrup Nielsen

Local Rock Stars 2019 was the fifth annual one-day event with knowledge sharing and insights for it-professionals and students. Once again, we sold out and filled Studenterhus Aarhus with more than 350 people listening to and learning from local rock stars within Product Management & UX, Tech, and leadership.

Our keynote speaker Geeta Schmidt shared some greats insights about being a non-technical CEO leading and managing a Software Startup. Geeta Schmidt was well received by her audience – here`s what they said:

Love the energy! // I admire women like her // She is an amazing speaker that is funny, captivating and inspiring. Had to follow her on LinkedIn

But what was said about the rest of our speakers? We have some evaluations and comments on those as well. Of the participants who answered this survey, everyone who listened to Stefan Pennerup from Trifork, namely 28 pct., rated him at the highest score on a scale from one to five. Kristian Sletting & Mikkel Engholm from Creuna too got positive reviews with participants stating:

I loved their presentation. It was super entertaining // It was great, relevant and creative // The best speech of the event. It was very interesting to see ux’ers and developers` relationship towards each other, it was personal and entertaining and educational at the same time

Finally, we had Søren Berring Andersen from Lego, who received the best comments at our Leadership track; Engaging, interesting, relevant // One of the best talks

Local Rock Stars would not be possible without the companies behind our many speakers. The concept of Local Rock Stars is quite different from other conferences as it is the companies – not the participants – who facilitate and pay for the one-day conference.

It was indeed an inspirational day with high attendance and good feedback from our participants. It’s a very nice initiative to keep the focus locally on bringing together the talent within Aarhus // Thank you for organizing this event! It’s always great to get out of the office and hear from other professionals their stories, struggles and lessons learned. It was inspiring. I could easily see this event being held more than just once a year

We thank all partners, speakers, and participants for a successful day! We`ll soon reveal the day of next year`s Local Rock Stars.

We are currently in the process of creating a Local Rock Stars Junior for students at youth education programs, which will take place during Internet Week Denmark 2020. You can follow the development of the festival in our newsletter.

Are you or someone at your company interested in sharing your knowledge with youngsters within our three tracks; My first IT-job, My first job in the IT-industry, and My own IT-company? If so, please do not hesitate to contact us at