Important Update

VI THINK will be in 2021!

We lament notifying that we have decided to cancel this year’s edition of the THINK conference due to the current health crisis: VI THINK-Hextrapolated will take place in 2021. As you could imagine, it has not been an easy choice, but we think it is what is best. One of the most important things right now is that you and your loved ones take care of each other’s physical and mental well-being.

As an alternative we are planning a smaller scale weekend activity. It will probably be during end of summer/beginning of fall (exact dates and details will follow). If you want to learn more and be informed about upcoming events, write an email to or reach out to us via our contact form.

What is the THINK conference?

In our daily lives we are often occupied with To Do’s, deadlines and little obligations that it’s easy to forget what captured us most in our scientific discipline or occupation and kept us fascinated throughout the years.

The annual THINK conference invites curious minds from every background to take some time off and reconnect with the topics that are the closest to our hearts. Immerse yourself in an inclusive, open-minded environment of critical and engaging thought and take the opportunity to share whatever drives you with your fellow THINKers!

For the sixth consecutive year, the VI THINK conference will gather up to 40 fresh minds for a highly intense five-day programme. The conference will take place next year, in 2021.

Participants are encouraged to give a talk or prepare a little seminar about a topic that resonates most with their (scientific) interest. Our participants’ contributions form the heart of our conference and proved to elicit sparkling discussions, to lead to action beyond the conference and to provide thought-provoking insights for everyone.

With past lectures about everything from astrophysics, the origins of life, greek archaeology to the poetics of boredom the VI THINK conference again expects to live up to its aspiration of scientific pluralism and interdisciplinary exchange.

We will see outstanding contributions in the lecture hall, fierce debates around the kitchen table and first and foremost provide a prime socialising opportunity for high-potentials and (scientific) leaders of tomorrow.

Hall of Fame

Take a look at last year’s lineup of talks to get a glimpse of previous contributions.

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