“Smart Working – how it affects industries, technologies and careers”

“Smart Working – how it affects industries, technologies and careers”


  • Start: Sep 17, 2020
  • End: Sep 20, 2020
  • Location: Harnack-Haus, Ihnestr. 16, Berlin-Dahlem
  • Host: Max Planck Society
  • Contact: mpas@eurokongress.de
“Smart Working – how it affects industries, technologies and careers”
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.

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We’ve decided to offer two ways of participation: Onsite or Online. First of all, following up on last year’s feedback, we’re destined to increase the sustainability and accessibility of the Max Planck Symposium, and secondly, in times of a global pandemic, this goes hand in hand with the health and safety of our participants. Please choose which way you will be participating in the Max Planck Symposium, keeping in mind that federal and state laws may disallow onsite participation altogether, even on a very short notice. We expect a final decision on the available conference formats to be forthcoming at the end of July 2020. Therefore, we are obliged to inform you that any travel bookings done before 1.8.2020 are at your own risk and we can not be held liable for cancellation fees. Additionally, we highly discourage any long-distance travel plans to Berlin. In the case of a cancelled onsite conference, your registration will automatically be changed to an online participation. As is the usual practice, we’ll keep in close communication with registrants throughout the preparation process and we are positive that you will bear with us as we organize this symposium with maximum flexibility

This infographic demonstrates the two different participation formats, onsite and online, plus their individual advantages.


Due to the highly interactive nature of the symposium, registrants are invited to suggest keynotes and workshops. A preliminary conference programme will be available in due time and is then updated regularly, so please check back often.

Confirmed Speakers/Workshop Hosts

Kathy Edersheim "Finding Your Voice in a Virtual World: Presenting and Participating in On-line Sessions."

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