18.06 - 21.06.2020, Halle (Saale)

SILBERSALZ in June — from 18.6. to 21.6.2020, St-Ulrich-Church in Halle (Saale)

In accordance with this year's motto "Homeland Earth", Luke Jerram's fascinating earth installation "Gaia" will float in the St. Ulrich Church on 18, 20, and 21.6.2020 (on: openstreetmap). The exhibition can be visited by prior appointment via eventbrite or directly at the Tourist Information (Marktplatz 13) – from 5 June 2020 on.

Online-Registration for the visit of the exhibition (tbd)


In addition, renowned experts* from the fields of science, research, and economics will speak about the state of our planet and our common future in a multi-faceted lecture program on 19.6.2020. 

We are looking forward to the following speakers:

Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius — Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute and SILBERSALZ Head of Science

Prof. Dr. Maja Göpel — Secretary General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) 

Fritz Habekuß — Editor at Die Zeit, author of “Über Leben. Zukunftsfrage Artensterben: Wie wir die Ökokrise überwinden” (with Dirk Steffens)

Prof. Dr. Gerald H. Haug — President of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina – National Academy of Sciences

Kai Kupferschmidt — science journalist, Riff-Reporter, Correspondent for the magazine "Science”  

Prof. Dr. Dr. Alfons Labisch — Medical historian, Rector emeritus of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Honorary Professor of the Beijing Foreign Studies University

Prof. Dr. Josef Settele — Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, member of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, author at IPBES 

Prof. Dr. Lothar H. Wieler — President of the Robert Koch Institute 


The lectures will be broadcasted free of charge via Livestream on the SILBERSALZ social media channels - in cooperation with MDR. We also invite our viewers* to participate in the discussion online. The exact timetable has yet to be set.

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SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival from 14 to 18.10.2020 with an extensive program on "Homeland Earth". Films, lectures and exhibitions in October are devoted to the many facets of planet Earth. This free of charge audience program is accompanied by the international SILBERSALZ Conference in the renowned National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. For the first time, the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Award in cooperation with Jackson Wild will also be awarded to creative and inspiring media projects in science communication. Submissions are still possible until 30.6.2020.



The health of our guests, visitors, and employees is our top priority. The organization and implementation of the festival program are based on permitted hygiene and distance measures to limit the corona virus'.