4th Max Planck Symposium for Alumni and Early Career Researchers

4th Max Planck Symposium for Alumni and Early Career Researchers


  • Start: Sep 1, 2019
  • End: Sep 4, 2019
  • Location: Harnack-Haus (Haupteingang), Ihnestr. 16, Berlin-Dahlem
  • Host: Max Planck Society
  • Contact: birgit.adam@gv.mpg.de
"Sustainability, Climate, and what Diversity has got to do with it"
The Max Planck Symposium is an intensive, two-day career conference serving as a platform to connect international Max Planck Alumni and Max Planck Early Career Researchers of all disciplines and Institutes. The topic of every symposium is suggested and realized by the participants themselves, who are then supported by high level experts and invited guests.


Early bird registration is now open.

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 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.

Programme (preliminary)

Please note that the programme is constantly updated as speakers are confirmed. Please check last year's programme for reference.

Sunday, September 1st 2019
Arrival , MPAA matters and Welcome Dinner

Monday, September 2nd 2019
Career Path Highlights and Networking

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Olga Dubey (CEO at AgroSustain)

Ali Al-Sawalmih (Director at Marine Science Station University of Jordan)

Elias Habbar-Baylac (Gender Advisor at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)

Martina Sitt (Professor for Art History and Mentor to Women in Science)

Andi Gros (Data Scientist at Facebook)

Tuesday, September 3rd 2019
Career Path Workshops with Expert Support

Confirmed Workshop Hosts:

Amal Kasry "The interface between intellectual property and diversity"

Jakob Schweizer (Sustainability Network of the Max Planck Society)

Kathy Edersheim (President Impactrics)

Drago Milovanovich (Postdoctoral Researcher Yale University)

Eliza Lvova (Head of MPAA Reads)

Jorge Saturno (Young Earth System Scientists -- YESS community)

Isabell Tunn (Cradle to Cradle e.V.)

Wednesday, September 4th 2019

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