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 from 8 – 12th September 2021 at Burg Wildegg (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.

Hot Topic 2021: Relations

One of the core founding values of the THINK conference is to promote interdisciplinarity as a way of creating and using knowledge. Interdisciplinarity is about relating different fields, building and uncovering bridges among them. In this spirit, this year’s hot topic will be the idea of Relations. What can we learn from relations among organs in an organism? And from agents in an economy? What about the links between the large and the small? And between science, technology and art? Are these examples separate or rather sides of the same coin?

Hall of Fame

Take a look at the 2019 – lineup of talks to get a glimpse of previous contributions.

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Thank you!

The VI THINK Conference would not be possible without the generous support by our sponsors,  participants and friends. The VI THINK Conference – Hextrapolated is funded by: