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EDN Members Get Free Accreditations for Silbersalz Conference 2019


In connection with the second edition of Silbersalz International Science and Media Festival, EDN members are this year once again eligible for a free accreditation for the international Silbersalz Conference, talking place alongside the festival. The number of free accreditations is limited and handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, submissions are now open for the Silbersalz Science & Media Pitch. The submission deadline is 15 April 2019.

Silbersalz International Science and Media Festival will take place from 20–23 June 2019 at the Leopoldina – National Academy of Sciences, in Halle, Germany. The festival is organized by Documentary Campus and in collaboration with the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

EDN is this year once again teaming up with Silbersalz to exclusively offer its members up to 20 free accreditations for the international Silbersalz Conference which takes place as part of the festival on 22-23 June at the Leopoldina German National Academy of Sciences. The Silbersalz Conference brings international scientists and media professionals together to explore storytelling at the frontline of research and technology changing what it means to be human. On the first conference day, a hand-picked line-up of scientific minds, researchers and thinkers will guide an interdisciplinary audience through the surprises and controversies behind the theme "The Science of Love”. Bringing together new influential approaches across neuroscience, philosophy, evolutionary biology, sociology, history, psychology as well as narrative media and technology to unlock the secrets of love, the conference explores how scientists and storytellers can collaborate to create science programming that fascinates global audiences. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Helen Fischer, Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, will deliver the opening keynote.

As a highlight, the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Pitch on the second day offers a platform for international scientists and media professionals to present their latest science projects to an international audience of funders, media experts and science institutions. This innovative pitching forum is currently open to submissions from scientists, science journalists and media professionals looking to develop their concepts into specialist factual content and interactive experiences. More information on the Call for Science Projects is available here.

Attending the conference are int. broadcasters including ARTE France, VICE Media, ARD networks such as SWR, BR, WDR, RBB, HR, MDR, ZDF, 3sat, NHK, National Geographic, PBS, Curiosity Stream and Wellcome Trust as well as other representatives of renowned science institutions.

How to obtain your free accreditation for Silbersalz Conference 2019

Participation in the conference is free, but please have in mind that only a limited number of accreditations is available. Silbersalz are offering 20 free accreditations for the international Silbersalz Conference exclusively for EDN members. Please visit our EDN Member Discount section and follow the instructions on how to obtain your free accreditation. When visiting our discount section, please make sure to be logged-in with your EDN membership account.

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