SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival 2020 - Conference

17.10 - 18.10, Halle (Saale)

SILBERSALZ HYBRID CONFERENCE 2020: THE TWO FACES OF TRUST

JOIN OUR THIRD EDITION ONLINE: 17 October, 9.30-13.30 o'clock.

This year the Conference will explore science and media as the two faces of trust. We are bringing international scientists and media professionals together - to tackle rebuilding public trust as a common challenge for both contemporary science and media. New forms of co-creation across science and media will be crucial as societies face the dual challenge of accelerating climate change and democratic backsliding.

Register now for free!

The program will be live-streamed from Leopoldina, German National Academy of Sciences – with our headlining speakers and a limited number of guests on location. On our virtual conference platform, we create a space for crucial interdisciplinary collaboration and offer various networking possibilities for all participants.

 

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

We are thrilled to welcome as experts: Climatologist and German National Academy of Sciences President Prof. (ETHZ) Dr. Gerald Haug, renowned marine biologist Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius, leading science historian Dr. Jürgen Renn, outspoken activist researcher, and journalist Hossein Derakhshan, and Dr. Jeanine Reutemann, an undisciplined researcher, filmmaker, lecturer, and tech-nerd as well as bestselling science-fiction novelist Frank Schätzing.

 

HOW TO TAKE PART

The conference is open to 400 international media professionals and scientists. Our virtual conference platform features:

- Access to a program of keynotes and fireside chat

- Interact with our speakers in a Q&A following a panel discussion

- Networking Carousel: meet other participants in a 3-min speed dating

- Access to all conference participants online

- Make appointments: arrange a 1-2-1 with attendees online

- Meet our partner organizations in a virtual exhibition space

Register now for free!

Conference programme

Sat 17 October

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  • English
  • Industry only

Opening of Conference

Donata von Perfall, Director, Documentary Campus and SILBERSALZ Festival, Germany

Isabella Kessel, Project Manager, Science and Research Department, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany

AC Coppens, Curator and Founder of THE CATALYSTS, Germany

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Welcome Address

Welcome Address by climatologist, geologist, paleo-oceanographer and president of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina Prof. (ETHZ) Dr. Gerald Haug.[...]

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Trusting science in the history of knowledge

by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn, leading science historian, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, co-initiator of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences, and author of The Evolution of Knowledge: Rethinking Science for the Anthropocene.[...]

  • English
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  • English
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Trusting Media: What we see is what we believe!

by Dr. Jeanine Reutemann, an undisciplined researcher, filmmaker, lecturer, and tech-nerd. She uses film as an alternative, but equally valid language for the scientific endeavour, addressing subjects spanning from global challenges and sustainability to female identities in a variety of formats – including educational science videos, playful camera explorations and full-lengths documentaries.[...]

  • English
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Between Science and Fiction?

Fireside Chat with Frank Schätzing, bestselling science-fiction novelist, author of the eco-thriller Der Schwarm (“The Swarm”, 2004) sold in more than 4.5 million copies and published in 27 countries. Amongst other titles, his work includes Die dunkle Seite (1997), Nachrichten aus einem unbekannten Universum (2006), Limit (2009), and Breaking News (2014). For his writing, Frank Schätzing has received the Corine Award (2004), German Science Fiction Prize (2005), and The Golden Feather (2005). He lives and works in Cologne.[...]

Moderated by AC Coppens, The Catalysts

  • English
  • Industry only
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Break

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  • English
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Trusting Media or Information Disorder?

by Hossein Derakhshan, Iranian-Canadian journalist, blogging pioneer, research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, research associate at the MIT Media Lab, and co-author of landmark Council of Europe report Information Disorder.[...]

  • English
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  • English
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Trusting Science on our best and only planet

by Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius, award-winning marine biologist, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center of Marine and Polar Research, Germany’s national polar research center, and head of the steering committee of Wissenschaft im Dialog ("Science in Dialogue"), an initiative of major German scientific associations.[...]

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Panel and Q&As

Moderator: Eva Wolfangel is a journalist, speaker, and moderator, focusing on future technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality, computer science, cybersecurity, data journalism, the interaction between digital and real worlds, and space travel. In 2018 she was named European Science Writer of the Year by the Association of British Science Writers.[...]

  • English
  • Industry only
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  • English
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Wrap up & Closing

  • English
  • Industry only
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Lunch Break

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Sun 18 October

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SILBERSALZ Science & Media Pitch

The pitch creates a platform for international scientists and media professionals to present their latest science projects to an international audience of funders, foundations, media experts, and science institutions. This pitching forum is open to submissions from scientists, science journalists, and media professionals looking to develop their science projects and concepts into specialist factual content and interactive experiences.

This year, the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Pitch will be integrated into the 2-day event for the pitching forum of the Documentary Campus Masterschool.

Pitching Venue: Volkspark, Schleifweg 8a, Halle (Saale)