SILBERSALZ 2020 - Conference

Halle (Saale)

SILBERSALZ Science & Media Pitch - Call for Science Projects!

The SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival is postponed from June 2020 to 14.10. until 18.10.2020. In view of the current exceptional situation, the health of our visitors*, speakers* and the team and a containment of the infection is our top priority. The public program in the city of Halle (Saale), the conference in the Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences and the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Award in association with Jackson Wild will therefore take place in October 2020.

We will inform everyone who has submitted to the pitch about the next steps and process.

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The SILBERSALZ Science & Media Pitch is one of the highlights of the SILBERSALZ conference. This innovative pitching forum is open to submissions from scientists, science journalists and media professionals looking to develop their concepts into specialist factual content and interactive experiences.

NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE: 14 August 2020.

How to submit

 

SILBERSALZ CONFERENCE - The Two Faces of Trust

The date of the third edition of the Conference of the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival 2020 thas been changed to 17–18 October. Venue will be still the Leopoldina – National Academy of Sciences, in Halle (Saale), Germany.

We will keep you posted on the content here on our website and Social Web.

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This year, the Conference is designed as an interactive laboratory for media & science bringing together international scientists looking for new ways to communicate their research with the broader public and media professionals seeking new stories from the frontline of science and technology. We will tackle rebuilding public trust as a common challenge for both contemporary science and media and create a space for crucial interdisciplinary collaboration. New ways of coproduction could become key as societies face the double challenge of accelerating climate change and growing populism, even democratic backsliding.

We are delighted to already announce two outstanding scholars as headlining keynote speakers for this year, who will explore the challenge of trust from their respective backgrounds in scientific research and activist journalism: Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius, the Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center of Marine and Polar Research, Germany’s national polar research center, and Hossein Derakhshan, who is an Iranian-Canadian writer and researcher, as well as a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center and a research associate at the MIT Media Lab.

Highlights:

• Be inspired by standout keynotes and engage in enlightening interactive formats.
• Discover new projects: our science & media pitch is a unique opportunity to hear about the latest concepts, research, discoveries and science projects in development – for commissioning, coproduction or distribution on all platforms. The Call for Science Projects is still open.
• Share your feedback and know-how with the pitching teams in roundtable discussions following the pitching. More info on how to sign up will follow in May.
• Expand your network: A chance make new connections in the scientific world, as well as with foundations and creators from all fields – to meet, exchange and kickstart future collaborations while catching up with your peers.
• Become part of a sustainable community dedicated to advancing dialogue between science, media and the public.