Application 2019

The THINK forward Conference will take place from 6th to 10th July 2019 at the Burg Wildegg in Sittendorf, Lower Austria. The participants will arrive on Saturday 6th in the early afternoon and leave on Wednesday 10th in the morning. The travels are to be self-organised.

The whole stay will cost 50€, including three meals a day, but as funding is not fully secured at this moment in time, the costs could increase up to 70€. Therefore we ask you to pay the fee of 50€ for your registration and you will be notified about further changes both via email and on our website. How to pay is explained below.

It is not mandatory to hold a talk to participate in the THINK forward Conference, but it is strongly encouraged. There are two separate applications for participation and giving a talk, so you can first apply as a spectator and later also apply for a talk. The principle of first-come-first-serve applies.

Your participation application is valid when the fee of 50€ is payed before the deadline of 21th April 2019.

The abstracts for talks must be handed in before the deadline of 19th May 2019.


Further information about the exact conference programme and the location will be provided to you via email and our website.




Talk Application – Deadline 19th May 2019

There are two formats offered at this year’s THINK V conference:

  • you can give a regular talk that lasts for 30 minutes (15-20 min talk + 10 min debate)
  • or you can apply to host a workshop in a free format that could last up to 60 minutes.

To apply for a talk or a workshop you have to submit an abstract of maximal length of half a PDF page outlining what your contribution will be about and including links and references for further reading. Based on these abstracts we will select the speakers for our slots. Please be aware that the abstracts will be collected and published on our website.

We encourage you to engage with our Hot Topic 2019: Alternative Futures, to which we will dedicate several time slots. But it is also possible to speak about any topic of your choice.

Send your abstract via an email containing your name to

For some thematic inspiration, have a look at our last year’s topics.