Leibniz-IZW Colloquium

The Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research regularly organizes scientific seminars on various topics, in which invited speakers or IZW scientists present their work in the form of a lecture. The free lectures take place in the lecture hall of the IZW and are also broadcast live via video.
Interested persons are cordially invited to attend the Leibniz-IZW colloquien in person or online. You are welcome to sign up for our newsletter at izwseminar@izw-berlin.de. The lectures will be held mostly in English.

Upcoming events

22th May 2024, 1 p.m.
Dr. Erika L. Milam (Princeton University)
Title and abstract follows.

11th June 2024, 1 p.m. (Tuesday, unscheduled)
Ass. Prof. Lisa M. Komoroske (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Title and abstract follows.

10th July 2024, 1 p.m.
Dr. André Lampe (Laser physicist, moderator, science communicator)
Better formats for scientific conferences
Abstract: "Talk, Q&A, talk, Q&A, coffe..." in quick succession is a well known format for scientific conferences, even though it is not a good format to start discussions, not efficient in transporting knowledge and not optimal to progress a community in a certain field of research. But we as scientists tend to stick to it, because often it is good enough - or we do not know how to make it better (and not worse). In this talk I will give you an overview of different ideas for conference formats, like world cafés, fishbow discussions, science slams, speed dating and other formats, how to use them efficiently, how to fit them in and which pitfalls to avoid. I will make it short, under 30 min., so we have enough time for discussion.


Constanze Wiechert
Tel: +49(0)30 5168-336
E-Mail: wiechert@izw-berlin.de, izwseminar@izw-berlin.de

Christine Reusch
Tel. +49(0)30 5168-124
E-Mail: izwseminar@izw-berlin.de

Stefanie Lenz
Tel: +49(0)30 5168-459
E-Mail: lenz@izw-berlin.de

Last Update: 10.04.2024