AC Coppens

As founder of THE MARKETING CATALYSTS and THE CREATIVES’ CATALYSTS, AC boosts the development of innovative players and thought leaders in the creative industries at the intersection of innovative technologies and creative content.

Having developed an extensive network of successful clients and project partners in AI, Blockchain, Neuroscience and Digital Media, to Film, VR/AR/MR, Design and Immersive Sound, AC’s cross-sector know-how is the founding of unique way to moderate different formats in conferences / events dealing with the future of entertainment across technology, scientific research, academic discourse and broader cultural and societal shifts.

AC’s 360-degree view of innovation and change, as well as her background in the performing arts, make her a coveted speaker for major international events, presenting keynotes, hosting workshops and moderating thought-provoking discussions.

AC also regularly mentors audiovisual/immersive storytelling project teams with a focus on audience building for creative hubs such as the Tribeca Film Institute in New York, Creative Media Europe, DOK Leipzig, PRIMI Pôle Méditerranée Transmedia and The HIVE at The Camp in Marseille, story:first digital storytelling lab and Web First: Webseries Lab in Munich.

Based in Berlin, AC is also active in New York, LA, Zurich and Marseille. 


“The most professional moderation I have seen in years”
— Anli Serfontein, Documentary director, moderator, journalist.


  • Silbersalz Science and New Media Festival (2019): The Science of Love

  • NEXT / Marché du Film at Festival de Cannes (2019): Moderation of the Blockchain Summit and of the Media meets Tech day

  • Falling Walls Venture (2018): presenting the outstanding science start-ups competing for the Science Start-up of the Year

  • Silbersalz Science and New Media Festival (2018): Cyborgs – Humans & Machines

  • GamesCom (2018): Games & Innovation Track with Magic Leap on the Future of Games and AI, CryptoKitties, Cybersecurity Threat Research a.o.

  • Womenize 2018

  • Berlinale Talents (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019): Daily Moderation/Presentation of the „Talent Circles“ with International Experts

  • CPH:DOX Cinema : Science Conference (2017)

  • Berlinale / World Cinema Fund (2016): Live Reporting for the African Panel

  • DOK Leipzig (2016): DOK Industry Net Lab Conference 2016

  • re:publica (2015, 2016): Presenter + Tutor Pitches Digital Media Startups at the Innovation Space Medien Innovation Zentrum (MIZ) Berlin-Babelsberg

  • Tech Open Air (2015): Mentor/Presenter Pitches at Medien Innovations Zentrum (MIZ)


  • Silbersalz Science and New Media Festival (2019) The Science of Love: Is Love constructed by Society? Fireside Chat with Dr. Moira Weigel, Dr. Sine Plambech

  • Silbersalz Science and New Media Festival (2019): Love and Technology: The Future of Love - Panel with Patrick Levy-Rosenthal (CEO, Emoshape), Heidi McDonald (Game Designer, Pittsburgh), Dr. Allison de Fren (Media Theorist, NYU Shangai), Isa Willinger (Hi, AI), Jonas Schlatterbeck (Head of Social & Distributed Media, ZDF Digital)

  • Womenize (2017, 2018): “Women in Tech”EFM Horizon (2019): Opening and Fireside Chat with Alex McDowell (CEO Worldbuilding Institute)

  • EFM Horizon (2019): "The Transforming Force of AI: Hype or High Potential" Panel with Sadaf Amouzegar (Data Scientist, RivetAI), Thomas Bendig (Reserach Coordinator, Fraunhofer ICT) and Kathleen Schröter (Executive Manager, 3IT Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies)

  • EFM Horizon (2018): Opening and Fireside Chat with Amy Nauiokas, (Founder and Chair of Archer Gray) and Lucia Recalde, (Head of Unit, Creative Europe Media)

  • Hybrid Music Lab / Berlin Music Commission (2018): AI created Music for Film and Games with Annette Gentz, CEO Music & Film Arts , Nancy Julius (Managing Director UFA LAB), Prof. Thomas Langhanki (Founder, CEO Experimental Game GmbH) and Valerio Velardo (Co-Founder, CEO Melodrive)

  • FIFTI (2017): The future is live: from AR to realtime rendering, the convergence of performing arts audiovisual techniques with Tawny Schlieski (Intel, Shovels and Whiskey), Diederik Veelo (Ambassadors Lab VR) and Mads Damsbo (Makropol)

  • WeWorkCreators Award (2017): Modern storytelling for creatives/ new generations with the founders of Snowblack VR Adina Popescu, Curated by Girls Laetitia Duveau, Cee Cee Nina Trippel

  • Most Wanted Music (2017): Interactive, Immersive, Live: The Future of Music & VR with Adina Popescu (Founder, Snowblack VR), Steffen Armbruster (usomo)

  • Fraunhofer 3IT  “VR Storytelling” Panel (2016) with Johannes Steuerer (ARRI), Pierre Zandrowicz (“I, Phillip”) and Sven Haeberlein (Trotzkind)

  • SAE Convention (2016) on requirement profiles vs. the actual skills of young creative professionals with Vera Termühlen (Head of Human Resources, Wooga), Sven Pannicke (Managing Director, Rise | fx), Laura Moreno Salinas (Head of Human Resources & Office, Native Instruments GmbH), Verena Adam von Strenge (Director Human Resources, plista GmbH) and Mehdi Benkirane (Industry & Public Relations Manager, SAE Institute Europe)

  • SXSW (2015): Host and Presenter of the Creative Lounge at SxSW - "Digital Journalism: Perspective Media Labs"with Justin Hendrix (Director, NYC Media Lab), Emily Bell (Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism), Daniel Fiene (Journalist and Michael Praetorius, CEO Noeo).

  • media:net AdTech (2015): "How technology changes the advertising industry” with Ralf Belusa (Senior Director bei Zanox), Torben Brodt (Director Data Engineering, Plista), Aylin Demiral (Senior Industry Manager Retail, Sociomantic Labs), Andreas Hamdorf (Director Ad Operations, pilot Berlin), Marcel Pirlich, (Founder, CEO, Bidmanagement)

  • Kickstarter Panel (2015): How New Film Projects Benefit from Digital Change and
    Crowdfunding with Kendel Ratley (Outreach Director, Kickstarter), Jan Krüger (CEO, Port-au-Prince Pictures), Marc Lepetit (Producer, UFA Fiction) and Florian Weghorn (Program Directorm Berlinale Talents)

  • media:net All about Sound (2015): Visual Communications with Daniel Haver (CEO, Native Instruments), Karsten Henze (CI / CD  DB Mobility Logistics AG), Florian Richter (CEO, brandnewmusic), Andreas Rotzler (COO, Interbrand) and Alexander Wodrich, (Managing Director why do birds)

  • New York InternationalTech Meet Up (2014): Initiator + Presenter  "How to make
    it in NY or in Berlin"
    with Allessandro Piol (CEO, Vedanta Capital Management), Steffen Brünn (CEO, Yachtico), and Thomas Janze (CEO, BlackCam)

  • Dwerft Conference (2014):  Presenter "Vision and Reality of Technology in Film and TV" with Christian Meininger (CEO, Studio 71), Christian Sommer, German representative for the Movie Picture Association, and Wolf Siegert (CEO, Iris Media)

  • Berlin Music Week (2014): Initiator +  Presenter Fireside Chat: Soundcloud meets Shutterstock, with Thom Cummings (Head of Insights, Soundcloud) and  Wyatt Jenkins (Chief Product Officer, Shutterstock)