The tradition of our conference series goes back to 2012.
2016: Break The Enigma
The fifth Visions in Science conference took place at the Harnack Haus in Berlin. The motto "Break The Enigma" concentrated on questions that we as secients have to answer, but are sometimes very difficult to resolve. The speakers shared from they own experience about the struggles and sucesses in unraveling complex problems.
2015: Branch and Connect
The fourth Visions in Science conference took place at the CEASAR in Bonn. The motto "Branch and Connect" was centered on the idea of the "Tree of Life" as symbol for the interconnectivity of the different fields of science. A very multidisciplinary atmosphere was created as a favorable environment for novel ideas to arise and then to be refined through iterative development and feedback.
2014: Bridge the Gap
The third Visions in Science conference took place in Berlin in 2014, its central theme was the historical problem of the seven bridges of Königsberg. Young researchers and experts from broad research fields came together to discuss how to unite separated and disconnected fields in science.
2013: Shape the Future
In 2013 young researchers met in Dresden for the 2nd iteration of the Vision in Science conference. Under the title "Shape the Future" the science of the future middle of the 21st century was addressed. Mankind will be facing population overgrowth, climate change, and unsustainable exploitation of natural resources.
More than 80 young researchers discussed visionary ideas how to address those alarming challenges with six renomminated speakers at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics.
Check out maxNet.tv for the talks and science slam contributions to last year's conference.
2012: Think the Unthinkable
The very first conference took place in Bremen in 2012. At the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, the participants were invited to discuss with speakers from as diverse topics as Neuroscience, Molecular Sensory Systems, Nano Optics, Computer Science, Economics and the Science of Complex Systems how science is interconnected.