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    Brain City Highlights 2022: Our Top 10

Whether the Berlin Science Week, the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften or the return of the dinosaur star Tristan Otto to Berlin: This year, the Brain City Berlin event calendar once again offers many exciting highlights. Here are our favourites.

  1. Dreyfus Exhibition (3-10 March 2022)
    At the end of the 19th century, the Jewish captain Alfred Dreyfus was wrongly accused of leaking military secrets to the Germans. His conviction led to the “Dreyfus Affair” in France in 1894. This judicial scandal, which shook the whole of France at the time, is the subject of an exhibition on the Berlin campus of the Victoria | International University. “As a university, we have to show that we will also not tolerate any form of anti-Semitism in the future,” says Prof. Dr. Gabriele Mielke Brain City Ambassador and Vice President of the Victoria | International University. The exhibition is being held as part of the “Berlin against anti-Semitism” initiative.
  2. Tristan Otto returns (2022)
    Around three million visitors marvelled at the skeleton of the dinosaur Tristan Otto in the Museum of Natural History Berlin between 2015 and 2020. The 65 million year old and four metre high T. rex was the first original skeleton of its kind in Europe when it arrived in Berlin. In the summer of 2020, Tristan travelled to Copenhagen, where he was one of the stars of the “King of Dinosaurs” special exhibition until the end of 2021. But his Berlin fans can be happy: The prominent dinosaur is scheduled to return to Brain City Berlin this year. When exactly, however, is not yet certain.
  3. Open Science Conference Berlin (8-10 March 2022)
    Researchers, political decision-makers, representatives of important interest groups and many other people interested in science will meet again this year for the Open Science Conference in Berlin. The aim of the event, which will be held for the ninth time in 2022, is to involve the public worldwide in scientific research. The three-day #osc2022 is one of the largest open science events. Current and future developments will be discussed. The Open Science Barcamp #oscibar22 will introduce the conference on 7 March 2022.
  4. DMEA Connecting Digital Health (26-28 April 2022)
    What moves Healthcare IT today and tomorrow? This is what DMEA Connecting Digital Health will provide insight on. In 2022, Europe’s largest event in the field of health IT will again provide comprehensive insight into the diversity of digitisation in the healthcare sector. The program is clustered into seven theme tracks – from “Digital Medicine and Nursing” to “Politics and Regulation”. With the young talent program, the DMEA wants to address students and young professionals in particular and network them with exciting companies from the industry. The DMEA Young Talent Award honours the best Bachelor and Master theses in the field of digital health. According to current planning, the venue is the exhibition halls under the radio tower.

  5. BIONNALE 2021 (11-12 May 2022)
    The BIONNALE is the largest networking event in the life sciences and healthcare industry in Berlin and Brandenburg. More than 900 representatives from science and industry come together for two days to exchange ideas, obtain information and make new contacts. The organiser is the HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg Cluster Management. Detailed information on the program and implementation of what is now the 20th  BIONNALE will be published. Participation is free of charge.
  6. Greentech Festival (23-24 June 2022)
    In 2021, Robert Redford virtually accepted a prize in Berlin. Not for his cinematic work, rather for his dedicated work as an environmental activist. The presentation of the Green Awards to innovative green pioneers and for innovative projects in the field of GreenTech and environmental protection is the highlight of the Greentech Festival Berlin. In 2019, former Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg created the event together with the two engineers and entrepreneurs Marco Voigt and Sven Krüger to accelerate the change in dealing with green technology. In 2022, the environmental festival will be held for the first time as a hybrid event on the Berlin TXL site.

  7. Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (2 July 2022)
    More than 60 science and research institutions in Berlin and Potsdam will again open their doors to visitors from Berlin and the region on the “Smartest Night of the Year”. After the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (Long Night of Sciences, LNDW) was cancelled in the past two years due to the pandemic, in 2022 around 2,000 readings, lectures, workshops, performances and experiments invite you to listen, learn and participate live and on site. The central idea of the LNDW 2022: Science as an answer to fake news, conspiracy theories and fatal errors. The LNDW podcast gives a lively impression of the diversity and excellence of Brain City Berlin and its ambassadors.

  8. Future Mobility Summit (7-8 September 2022)
    How can the mobility change in Germany be accelerated and lead to success? This is one of the central questions that the 12th  Future Mobility Summit is dealing with. The two-day event is aimed at international decision-makers from politics, business, science, associations, NGOs and trade unions. Mobility as we know it today will not be around for much longer. Keynotes, discussions, master classes and networking events are on the program as digital and face-to-face formats. The venue is the Technische Universität Berlin. 

  9. World Health Summit (16-18 October 2022)
    Inspiration, information, new ideas: The World Health Summit, which is held annually in Berlin, is one of the most important international conferences on global health. Experts from science, politics, business and civil society discuss solutions here to improve global healthcare. They make recommendations for action for politicians and formulate demands. The World Health Summit was founded in 2009 to mark the 300th anniversary of the Charité. Goal of the summit: To improve global health through open dialogue and collaboration while preserving scientific independence. In 2022 the World Health Summit will be held as a hybrid event.

  10. Berlin Science Week (1-10 November 2022)
    This November, the Brain City will once again become a hotspot for the international science scene. Scientific organisations from Germany and abroad will present results from cutting-edge research at numerous locations. Researchers will discuss current topics and the challenges of our time with the public. In panels, talks, workshops, science slams, exhibitions, performances and live streams, the ten-day international science festival will show that Berlin is one of the world’s leading, creative and extremely vibrant science locations. The Falling Walls Conference Berlin is linked to the Berlin Science Week. On 9 November, “the brightest minds on the planet” (BBC) will present their research projects. (vdo)


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