THE SCIENCE BREAKTHROUGHS OF THE YEAR
Berlin Science Week and Falling Walls invite you to this year’s World Science Summit, held remotely from 1 – 10 November
Due to the pandemic, we decided to go hybrid in 2020.
Together with all participating organisations we will gather some of the brightest minds and most exciting scientific advances globally to inspire a discussion on how science and innovation can contribute to the future state of our world. In a year filled with extraordinary circumstances that demand a new level of flexibility from all of us, we look forward to setting the stage for the post-corona agenda with a truly global experience.
Look forward to over 200 live panel discussions, virtual meetings, workshops, exhibitions or performances! Most of the events will be held digitally and for free. A handful of events, with all measures related to hygiene and distancing in place, will be held physically in Berlin. You will find the entire programme on our new online platform.
As a hub for interdisciplinary dialogue, our mission is to enable and strengthen an international and diverse scientific network. Berlin Science Week gives greater visibility to science, research and innovation. It is the global platform for dialogue and collaboration between science and society that inspires a deeper understanding of our world.
In 2019, over 20,000 visitors participated in over 140 events hosted by 130 organisations all over the city, including 26 international hosts. More than 400 speakers discussed some of the most pressing issues of our time at the intersection of science and society in a variety of public and invitation-only events: From the future of work, energy or food, to digital identity, climate change, cyberspace, open access, gender equality, surveillance capitalism, vertical mobility, and many more. Event formats include workshops, conferences, exhibitions, roundtables, poetry slams, or multi-day festivals.
For the first time, Berlin Science Week Campus opened its doors as a two-day central festival hub at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. 30 events and 14 exhibitions were visited by more than 2,300 attendees. In 2020, due to the pandemic, we have decided to suspend the Campus. However we hope to further develop and expand the successful Campus in 2021, and to invite more organisations to bring their scientific excellence to Berlin.
This year, we are transforming into a hybrid platform and will add a new layer to its physical structure: digital content! We firmly believe that the current situation is a great opportunity to enrich Berlin Science Week with digital events, to make it easier for new and international organisations to take part, and reach out to new, digital audiences.
We look forward to 10 days dedicated to science!
Berlin Science Week is kindly supported by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Senate Chancellery – Higher Education and Research and is coordinated by the Falling Walls Foundation.
Find out more and register for free.