Nov
09

8.00 am

Registration, Breakfast and Braindates

9.00 am

Morning Greetings

Sebastian Turner

Founder, Falling Walls Foundation

9.20 am

SESSION 1

 

SPEAKERS

 

MALARIA IMMUNOLOGY

FAITH OSIER
Heidelberg University Hospital

 

CULTURED MEAT

MARK POST

Maastricht University

 

AI IN SOCIETY

MEREDITH WHITTAKER

New York University

 

THE WINNER OF

FALLING WALLS ENGAGE

for innovative science engagement projects

10.30 am

Forum Stages 1, Braindates and Coffee Break

11.20 am

SESSION 2

 

SPEAKERS

 

Official Welcome

WOLF-DIETER LUKAS

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

 

THE WINNER OF

FALLING WALLS LAB

for emerging academics and professionals

 

POLAR EXPLORATION

ANTJE BOETIUS

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

 

NEUROPROSTHETICS

GREGOIRE COURTINE & JOCELYNE BLOCH

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne / Lausanne University Hospital

 

GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH

DIXON CHIBANDA

University of Zimbabwe 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMICS

DABO GUAN

Tsinghua University 

1.00 pm

Forum Stages 2, Braindates and Lunch Break

2.15 pm

SESSION 3

 

SPEAKERS

 

Opening of the Afternoon Sessions

Jürgen Mlynek

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation

 

DISCUSSION

FALLING WALLS CIRCLE

From Breakthroughs to Moonshots

 

ROBOTICS AND MACHINE LEARNING

SAMI HADDADIN

Technical University of Munich

 

INSECTS AND FOOD SECURITY

SEGENET KELEMU

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi

 

QUANTUM COMPUTING

CHRIS MONROE

University of Maryland

 

SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM

SHOSHANA ZUBOFF

Harvard Business School

3.45 pm

Forum Stages 3, Braindates and Cofffee Break

4.45 pm

SESSION 4

 

SPEAKERS

 

THE WINNER OF

FALLING WALLS Venture

for science based start-ups

 

ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE

TANIA BRUGUERA

Hannah Arendt International Institute of Artivism, Havana

 

BLACK HOLE IMAGING

SHEP DOELEMAN

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

 

BIOENGINEERING

SANG YUP LEE

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

 

NEUROSCIENCE OF READING

MARYANNE WOLF

University of California, Los Angeles

 

Goodbye

Sebastian Turner

Founder, Falling Walls Foundation

6.00 pm

Forum Stages 4, Braindates and Farewell Drinks

6.15 pm

Buses for dinner depart in front of Radialsystem

7.00 pm

Falling Walls

Conference Dinner

(by invitation only)

DZ Bank at the Brandenbur Gate, pariser Platz 3, 10117 Berlin