Let’s stop for a minute and THINK

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!

Conference 2020

For the sixth consecutive year, the VI THINK conference will gather up to 40 fresh minds for a highly intense five-day programme from 7th to 11th of July 2019 at Göttweig Abbey in Furth bei Göttweig, Lower Austria.

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.

Applicants’ profiles

Our participants are students, young researchers and professionals at the beginning of their careers. You are looking for a platform to present your own work or topic of interest to a highly knowledgeable and driven audience? You are open-minded, curious and eager to debate? Apply for the VI THINK conference!

Applications are closing by 17th April 2020.

Hot Topic 2020: Relations

Interdisciplinarity is all about relating two different fields, building and uncovering bridges among them. In this spirit this years hot topic will be Relations. What can we learn from relations among organs in an organism, agents in an economy, the large and the small or between science, technology and art? We will explore the concept of Relations from a broad range of perspectives and are looking for contributions to the topic from any field. 

Hall of Fame

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

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