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2nd International Science & Media Festival and Conference

Date: Thursday, 20. to Sunday, 23. June 2019
Location: Halle (Saale)

SILBERSALZ is the first international science film festival of its kind, taking place from 20 until 23 June 2019 for the second time in Halle. As a combination of festival and conference, SILBERSALZ makes science accessible in a clear and vivid fashion while simultaneously serving as a platform for the exchange of ideas and mutual inspiration.

The two-day SILBERSALZ Conference, taking place from 22 until 23 June, is a closed format consisting of lectures, panel discussions, a science and media pitch as well as keynotes given by experts at the German National Academy of Sciences, the Leopoldina. Here, scientists and media professionals have the opportunity to discuss the latest developments in science and media communication, share their insights and make new connections.

This year, a hand-picked line-up of scientific minds, researchers and thinkers will guide an interdisciplinary audience through the surprises and controversies behind the theme “The Science of Love”. Bringing together new approaches across neuroscience, philosophy, evolutionary biology, sociology, history, psychology as well as narrative media and technology to unlock the secrets of love, the conference explores how scientists and storytellers can collaborate to create science programming that fascinates global audiences.

By embedding debates and case studies within larger discussions of bioethics, epistemological limits, sexism and anthropocentrism in science, dividing lines between the sciences and the humanities, as well as the market forces shaping knowledge production, the SILBERSALZ Conference sheds light on underlying challenges that scientists and science communicators must tackle together.

SILBERSALZ is an initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and Documentary Campus e.V. 

Picture: Documentary Campus e.V.

Further information and registration

The event is open for everyone interested. Registration is mandatory. The conference fee is € 450,-.  



Dorothea Schiebel
Documentary Campus e.V.
Tel: +49(0)89-41073933
E-mail: d.schiebel@documentary-campus.com






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