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

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


  • Start: Sep 17, 2020
  • End: Sep 19, 2020
  • Location: Online-Event
  • Host: Max Planck Society
  • Contact: mpas@eurokongress.de
“Smart Working – how it affects industries, technologies and careers”
The Max Planck Symposium is an intensive, three-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.

The event has ended. Meet us again next year, Sept 23rd-26th 2021. 

Everyone who has registered online receives the personal login data via email. You are able to login on the desktop-based platform from Thursday, September 17th, 1 pm (CET) onwards.

If you should have any problems or organizational questions, please contact us: mpas@eurokongress.de or via phone: +49 171 8011620. This helpline is covered between Wednesday, September 16th and Saturday, September 19th  2020 from 10 am  – 8 pm (CET).


Following up on last year’s feedback, we’re destined to increase the sustainability and accessibility of the Max Planck Symposium. In times of a global pandemic, this approach goes hand in hand with the health and safety of our participants. We have therefore decided to transform the Max Planck Symposium 2020 into an Online Conference, with keynotes, workshops, a panel discussion and evening networking activities to allow for the traditional interactive spirit of the Max Planck Symposium.

<span>Check out our short How-To-Video and get registered for this year's Max Planck Symposium.</span>

Smart Working – the first entirely digital Max Planck Symposium 2020

Check out our short How-To-Video and get registered for this year's Max Planck Symposium.

Confirmed Speakers

Imke Rajamani "Smart science communication"

Natalie Tillack "How to leverage the power of Community & AI for New Work"

Pascal du Bosque "Smart working in mobility"

Katarzyna Abramczuk "Work in the Time of COVID-19 - What Constitutes Success in Remote Work?"

Workshop Hosts

Thursday, Sept 17th 2020

Jakob Schweizer "How to make most out of virtual conferences"

Roman Prytuliak "Smart Panicking"

Bernadette Lessel "How to stay true to yourself in your professional life and why it is important to do so”

Olga Vvedenskaya "Mental Health during Isolation"

Eliza Lvova and Kathy Edersheim "MPAA Book Club ‘The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World’ by  Anne-Marie Slaughter."


Friday, Sept 18th 2020

Rachel Lippert "Finding your way and preparing for an academic position"

Ben Hartwig "Unbreakable -- resilience for scientists"

Susanne Ressl "Fostering diversity in science"

Mykola Maksymenko "Ambient intelligence meets extended reality: future tech for enhanced remote and on-site work."

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

Alexander Schiller "Learning Online"


Saturday, Sept 19th 2020

Roland Diehl "Managing your science infrastructure at the MPI"

Alexander Schiller "Virtual project management online"

Tina Persson "How to use the Covid Pandemic to grow your business"

Onur Cagdas Artanas "Virtual Alumni Work -- Challenges and Opportunities"

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