20.06 - 23.06.2019, Halle (Saale)

The SILBERSALZ program is extensive, varied and is aimed at anyone who is interested, whether young or old, layman or expert, science fan or skeptic.

SILBERSALZ Public Programme

Discover the unique science cosmos of SILBERSALZ.  Let yourself be carried away by exciting films into breathtaking worlds, experience the fascination of Virtual Reality first-hand or become the protagonist in our live events and performances. Immerse yourself in the world of science, share your experiences with others in discussion groups or join one of our workshops. The programme is aimed at people of all ages – and those who are already interested in science and those just wanting to know more about the subject.

More details on the programme are coming soon to you on this website or our Social Media channels!


Throughout the festival, films, DIY workshops, mint, media and maker events will offer numerous opportunities to participate, try out and personally experience scientific topics.


For trade: The two-day SILBERSALZ Conference Program is a closed industry event with expert presentations, discussion rounds and workshops. Venue is the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

This year, a hand-picked line-up of scientific minds, researchers and thinkers will guide an interdisciplinary audience through the surprises and controversies behind the theme "The Science of Love”. Bringing together new  influential approaches across neuroscience, philosophy, evolutionary biology, sociology, history, psychology as well as narrative media and technology to unlock the secrets of love, the conference explores how scientists and storytellers can collaborate to create science programming that fascinates global audiences.

By embedding debates and case studies within larger discussions of bioethics, epistemological limits, sexism and anthropocentrism in science, dividing lines between the sciences and the humanities, as well as the market forces shaping knowledge production, the SILBERSALZ Conference sheds light on underlying challenges that scientists and science communicators must tackle together.

Detailed conference overview here (.pdf)

Registration is now open!

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