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FALLING WALLS AND BERLIN SCIENCE WEEK
The world Science summit
Falling Walls and Berlin Science Week invite you to this year’s World Science Summit, held remotely from 1 – 10 November 2020. This year we shift from physical events to a global virtual showcase, with free digital access for everyone. We acknowledge the combined effort of scientists worldwide to overcome the pandemic, and its many effects. Make sure to attend this event, where some of the world’s best researchers gather to discuss and celebrate the most recent breakthroughs in science and society from all over the world.
1 – 10 November 2020, with a daily science highlight programme at Noon GMT (13.00 Berlin Time) and the Grand Finale on 9 November
500+ speakers, 200+ sessions, 1 digital platform with live-streamed breakthroughs, expert panels, workshops and lectures
Completely remote – Free digital access from wherever you are plus selected physical events in Berlin
Check out our programme and save our highlights
The Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year will highlight breakthrough thinking from around the world. Over the past months, we have received over 900 nominations from 111 countries.
We are delighted to introduce our finalists and present their science breakthroughs of the year in these ten categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities, Science in the Arts, Digital Education, Science and Innovation Management, Emerging Talents, Science Start-Ups, Science Engagement.
Over the next few weeks, we will present all of our more than 600 finalists.
Frequently asked Questions
Are all events digital? Will there be events in Berlin?
Most of the events will be digital and can easily be accessed through this website. This counts especially for the Falling Walls Remote events (100% digital).
In addition there are selected events that will take place in Berlin for a limited number of participants, which also stream their session live. These are referred to as hybrid and can either be visited onsite or digitally through this website.
Last but not least, there are a handful of physical events that are held in a location in Berlin only for a limited number of participants.
The full programme, including all formats, will be published by the end of September. Please make sure to check if registration is required. You can find all relevant information in the respective programme slot of the event.
You can register for the World Science Summit here. At registration we ask two pieces of information from you: your full name and an e-mail-address.
Once you are registered you can collect events and save them in your own calendar, receive the latest updates and access all digital events. However, please make sure to check if an extra registration is required for certain events by our partner organisations.
Thanks to the support of our partners, registration for the World Science Summit is completely free of charge, as are most of the events. Please check in our programme, if a ticket price for physical events is required.