"Sustainability, Climate and what Diversity has got to do with it"
- Start: Sep 1, 2019
- End: Sep 4, 2019
- Location: Harnack-Haus (Haupteingang), Ihnestr. 16, Berlin-Dahlem
- Host: Max Planck Society
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note to alumns, especially when travelling from abroad: We have a limited number of travel grants available to all alumns* travelling from abroad. If you choose to apply for a travel grant during registration, we suggest to spend extra care on filling out the motivational questionaire. If you need an invitation letter for your visa application, please contact Birgit Adam directly.
Note to participants travelling with children: We highly enourage you to make use of our on-site daytime childcare. After you've checked the corresponding box during registration we will get in contact with you to arrange the details.
There is no registration fee.
* To include all genders and facilitate transparent communication, alumni and alumnae will be referred to as alumns, henceforth and throughout the conference.
Please note that the programme is constantly updated as speakers are confirmed. Please check last year's programme for reference.
Sunday, 1st September 2019
13.00 | Registration Desk opens (Harnack-Lobby)
12.30 - 18.00 | Satellite: Assembly of the MPAA (for MPAA members only)
12.30 - 14.00 | Light Lunch for the Assembly Members (Lobby)
14.00 - 15.30 | Assembly of the MPAA (open to all MPAA members) (Meitner Saal)
14.00 - 15.30 | General Meeting of all Max Planck Alumni Ambassadors, Room II tba
15.30 - 16.00 | Presentation of MPAA Ambassador's Program to the Assembly (Meitner Saal)
16.00 - 18.00 | Assembly of the MPAA (only delegates) (Meitner Saal)
16.00 - 18.00 | Meeting of all Max Planck Alumni Ambassadors, Room II tba
16.00 - 18.00 | City Tours through Dahlem (Guided Tour or App Tour)
18.30 - 19.00 | Reception with Drinks and Welcome (Harnack-Lobby)
19.00 | Welcome Dinner (Harnack House Restaurant and Garden)
Monday, 2nd September 2019
9.00 - 10.00 | Registration (Harnack-Lobby)
10.00 - 10.30 | Opening and Welcoming Address (Goethe-Saal)
10.30 - 11.00 | Sigourney Luz
11.00 - 11.30 | Andi Gros
"Building Data Products for Social Good"
11.30 - 12.00 | Coffee Break
12.00 - 12.30 | Jonas Binding
"How self-driving taxis will enable more sustainable city life"
12.30 - 13.00 | Theofanis Karaletsos
"From Researching Uncertainty To Smarter Markets"
13.00 - 13.30 | Olga Dubey (CEO at AgroSustain)
13.30 - 15.00 | Lunch (Harnack House Garden and Restaurant)
15.00 - 15.30 | Kamalanetra A. C. Hung
15.30 - 16.00 | Laura Knogler
"Transforming Research into Change: A Personal and Professional Perspective"
16.00 - 16.00 | Martina Sitt
"Discover, Discuss, Decide -- my work as mentor to Early Career Researchers"
16.30 - 17.00 | Coffee Break (Harnack-Lobby)
17.00 - 18.00 | Panel Discussion with Kamalenetra A. C. Hung, Andi Gros, Olga Dubey, and Theofanis Karaletsos moderated by Conny Czymoch
18.00 - 22.00 | Dinner, Drinks and Archery (Harnack House Garden and Restaurant)
Tuesday, 3rd September 2019
9.00 - 10.00 | Registration (Harnack-Lobby)
10.00 - 10.30 | Sandra Schöttner
"Protecting marine biodiversity – The challenges and joys of addressing global governance gaps"
10.30 - 11.00 | Ali Al-Sawalmih
"Sustainable Management of Water, Energy, and Environment in Developing Countries"
11.00 - 11.30 | Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.00 | Konstanze Steiner
12.00 - 12.30 | Gabriela Peyrera
"Responsible agriculture for the triple bottom line"
12.30 - 14.00 | Lunch (Harnack House Garden and Restaurant)14.00 - 15.30 | Workshop SESSION I
"The interface between intellectual property and diversity" Meitner-Saal
"Change management for sustainability: How to get everyone on board" Goethe-Saal
Kathy Edersheim and Drago Milovanovich(Limited to 15 people) Warburg-Saal
"Comparative Alumnistics" Mozart-Saal
Tina Persson (Career Coach)
"Emphasizing the importance of diversity in sustainable careers" Ruska-Saal
15.30 - 16.00 | Coffee Break
Kamalanetra A. C. Hung, Erica McGale and René_ Rain Hornstein (Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität Berlin, Research Project Leader on Internalised Trans*phobia and Community Empowerment)
Isabell Tunn (Cradle to Cradle e.V.) und Johannes Stiglmair (TRNSFRM)
„Cradle to Cradle - A circular economy concept” Ruska-Saal
Jorge Saturno, Faten Attig-Bahar and Bell Kuei-Hua Hsu(Workshop announcement) Mozart-Saal
Eliza Lvova and Kathy Edersheim– Book discussion, Warburg Saal
"Sustainable Start-Up Careers" Lynen-Saal
18.30 - 19.00 | Reception at Planck Lobby
19.00 - 19.30 | Closing Ceremony
19.30 - 21.00 | Cultural Running Dinner and Dance Off
Wednesday, 4th September 2019