Science Reunites Us
After a fully digital Falling Walls Conference 2020, we look forward to hosting the first in-person event that reunites the science community internationally. We welcome the people who are finding solutions to the greatest challenges of our time back to Berlin on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. As the pandemic has taught the scientific community to put more emphasis on dialogue with society, we have decided to add a full day of debates and encounters to our conference.
Falling Walls Pitches
A day of live pitches in the following categories: Emerging Talents (Falling Walls Lab) for the next generation of outstanding innovators. Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage) for inspiring science engagers. Science Start-Ups (Falling Walls Venture) for the science start-up community.
Falling Walls Circle – Challenges and Foresight
Our new format to connect science and society. Researchers, policymakers, business leaders, and society discuss the biggest challenges we face and the foresight that scientific breakthroughs can offer.
Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year
On the anniversary of the historic fall of the Berlin Wall, the grand finale provides a stage for outstanding research presented in inspiring presentations. For the 13th time, “the brightest minds on the planet“ (BBC) will showcase their work.
We look forward to welcoming fascinating speakers, including
Markus Rex & Stefanie Arndt Alfred-Wegener-Institut
Shankar Balasubramanian University of Cambridge
Mariya Gabriel European Commission
Uğur Şahin BioNTech AG
Donna Strickland University of Waterloo
Mike Watkins NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)