SILBERSALZ Conference Programme
The SILBERSALZ Conference brings international scientists and media professionals together to explore storytelling at the frontline of research and technology changing what it means to be human.
Through the lens of the festival theme Cyborgs: Human & Machines, this program explores stories of revolutionary prosthetics, gene-editing and brain-computer interface as striking examples of the challenges and opportunities that science communication faces on the whole.
With an emphasis on dialogue, interactivity and actionable learnings, SILBERSALZ Conference is designed to inspire scientists seeking new ways to share their research and connect them with media innovators passionate about telling the stories that matter.
Learn how the politics of science communication shapes public knowledge of the human body’s technologized future.
Find out why a growing market of alternative platforms and festivals seeks to share unconventional science stories to audiences around the world.
Discover what an interdisciplinary research team learnt from their efforts to immerse the broader public in new realities of prosthetics with VR.
Explore the challenges of transforming complex scientific findings into a video that captures the imagination of thousands of viewers.
Investigate how the hidden narratives and big-picture impact of scientific advancements are revealed in the fictional worlds of cyborgs on film.
You can register for the Conference online by 15 June 2018.
The Conference pass costs € 450,00 incl. VAT and includes access to the 2-days SILBERSALZ Conference, coffee breaks and lunches during the SILBERSALZ Conference as well as access to all festival offers.
The conference takes place at the Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaft, located at
Jägerberg 1, 06108 Halle (Saale).