The Wealth of Europe

LEUPHANA CONFERENCE WEEK 2020: 26.02. - 28.02.2020

Who will pay the price for our wealth?


From Adam Smith up until the Europe of the 2020ies: The Conference Week considers the roots of the wealth of Europe by focusing both on its extraordinary and historically unique wealth - and on its strategy of transferring the costs for this wealth to different parts of the world and to future generations. 

Together with around 1500 first semester students, you started your studies with a project on the topic “Sharing in a Globalized World” in October 2019. During the 13th Conference Week, you will present the ideas you developed in the module “Responsibility and Sustainability” to both the university and the whole city.

Accompanied by experts from politics, society, economy and science, you will reflect on the wealth of Europe in times of global changes. Diverse panels, workshops and exhibitions inspire you to a close look into the future. Renowned guests such as vice chancellor Olaf Scholz, climate activist Lisa Neubauer, Stephan Weil (minister-president), the intellectual Gesine Schwan, the Islamic Scientist Lamya Kaddor and bishop Heiner Wilmer look forward to meeting you between 26th and 28th February 2020. 

What does responsibility for a future world mean to you?

The english-speaking program

Arenas, "Seminarplenen" and Exhibitions

The conference week reinvents itself every year. This is due to the protagonists of the conference - the students in the Leuphana Semester: they are the ones who play a decisive role in planning the “Projektgruppen Sessions”, “Seminarplenen” and the Gallery Walk.And they process the ideas and input presented to them by guests and lecturers in the arenas and workshops. Under the title "The Wealth of Europe", they will jointly search for the rules of responsible science.

English-Speaking Program

Wednesday, February 26

Wednesday, 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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Wednesday, 09:30 - 12:00 AM

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Project Group Session 4:
- Palm Oil: Fuel, food and cosmetics – impact on the environment and the human body
- Madagascar
- What if Malaysia and Indonesia stopped producing palm oil today?
- Virunga National Park - What are the consequences of oil exploitation?
- Land use for and the soil of palm oil plantations - How does the future look like?

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Wednesday, 10:00 - 12:00 AM

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Wednesday, 01:00 - 03:00 PM

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Opening
Luisa Neubauer, Steffi Hobuß, Matthias Barth und Sascha Spoun
Performance: Turn around
Please come to the Auditorium at 12:45 PM in order to get your headphones on time.

Auditorium

Wednesday, 03:00 - 06:00 PM

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Round Tour 1:
- Conversations about Mulan: A study on language and gender
- Lüneburg, its people and sustainability - An examination of Lüneburg's current situation and possible future scenarios
- How do Australian newspapers portray the cause(s) and effect(s) of climate change?
 
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Round Tour 2:
- To what extent do existing palm oil certifications guarantee sustainable production and distribution?
- How sustainable are the people of Lüneburg?
- Sharing a planet: The future of climate change and migration.

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Round Tour 8:
- Sustainable Wastewater- Systems
- Conversations about Mulan: A study on language and gender
- Lüneburg, its people and sustainability - An examination of Lüneburg's current situation and possible future scenarios
 
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Round Tour 9:
- F*ck, B*tch, D*ck - Language Use in Rap Songs in the Last Three Decades
- To what extent do existing palm oil certifications guarantee sustainable production and distribution?
- How sustainable are the people of Lüneburg?
 
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Wednesday, 03:30 - 05:30 PM

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Surf Sustainability - Workshoo
Miriam Potyka

Tiny House

Wednesday, 06:00 - 08:00 PM

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Develop your Projects for Lüneburg - Workshop
DSi Lüneburg, Digital Changemaker
Gallery in C 14

Thursday, February 27

Thursday, 09:30 - 12:00 AM

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Project Group Session 25:
- Changes in gender representations over time: An analysis of words used with “woman” and “man” in language
- GenderCity - How our Living Spaces affect our Gender Perception
- A qualitative study on children's conceptualizations of gender
- How does the fear of climate change affect 9th graders of the Gymnasium Brake in Germany and of the Skyline High School in the United States of America?
- Holy Father or Holy Mother? - Children's perception of God’s gender in different religions

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Project Group Session 27:
- A visionary approach to the future of Agriculture
- Permakultur- nur ein Gärtnerkonzept?
- "Eco-anxiety: A catalyst for change?"
- Economic management in german eco-villages
- Optimization of the individual recycling behaviour concerning lithium ion batteries by 2030
 
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Thursday, 10:00 - 12:00 AM

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Sustainability in Tanzanian protected areas - Panel Discussion
Jacqueline Loos, Richard Giliba

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Thursday, 01:00 - 03:00 PM

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Playing with Gender - Table Discussion + Conclusion in Plenum
Anne Barron

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Thursday, 03:30 - 05:30 PM

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Responsible consumers in an interconnected world - Panel Discussion, Metaplan Analysis
Heike Zimmermann, Daniel Lang and Benedetta Cotta

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Non violent communication - Workshop
Senan Gardiner

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Thursday, from 06.30 PM
Evening of Specialities

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Visions of housing - How homeless and managers share tiny spaces (06:30 – 08:00 PM)
Van Bo le-Mentzel & Candela Villalonga Zalazar

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Creative Slam - Poetry and Dance (06:30 – 07:30 PM)
A creative examination of the topic "Wealth of Europe" in the form of dance and language

Forum
Concert: LEY (08:00 – 09:00 PM)Foyer
Concert: The Rapfugees (09:30 – 10:30 PM)Foyer

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Salon Hansen

Friday, February 28

Friday, 09:30 - 12:00 AM

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Project Group Session 35:
- Limiting life expectancy in an overpopulated world: a matter of ethics
- Sustainable transport in the Zarrentin area
- Car tyres the largest source of microplastic - bio-based and biodegradable plastic as the solution?

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Friday, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Round Tour 55:
- Assessment of the Lake Malawi Ecosystem Management
- Conservation conflicts in the Serengeti Ecosystem
- Taking Leuphana to Isengard

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Round Tour 62:
- Taking Leuphana to Isengard
- Assessment of the Lake Malawi Ecosystem Management
- Conservation conflicts in the Serengeti Ecosystem

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Friday, 03:00 - 05:30 PM

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Closing event conference week 2020

Auditorium

The formats

The formats define the roles and perspectives of the conference topics. For students, they are a test under real conditions. In order to test the study and examination achievements, the conference invites students to take part in practical and exciting formats. The students choose their individual conference program from those formats.

ARENA

The arenas propose in front of a large audience ideas and thoughts for more sustainability. They are the venue for the major lectures and panel discussions. Well-known guests from all over the country will be sharing their thoughts and ideas.

PROJEKTGRUPPEN SESSION 

Four project groups from two seminars exchange information about their steps into the field of responsible science: In each session they have half an hour to present their semester results to each other. One session takes 180 minutes - time to learn from each other to measure research paths. The lecturers take the oral examination of the young researchers. Interested listeners are very welcomed.

GALLERY WALK 

The foyer of the central building is the heart of the conference. Student project groups invite to talks. As an interactive meeting point, the Gallery Walk is aimed at interested individuals and at guided tours. Through films, installations and posters, the young researchers present their results and deliver their oral examination.

SEMINARPLENUM

When a seminar as a whole meets to spend 120 minutes looking for responsible solutions, it is under the umbrella of the seminar plans. They bring the individual perspectives together and place them in the context of the project seminar. As part of the course work, they aim to engage in a scientific discussion with all participants - with and without an audience.

THE “SALZKRISTALL”

WHO WILL WIN THE JURY PRIZE 2020? 

Posters, podcasts and interactive lectures are already waiting for their presentation at the conference week. The competition "Salzkristall 2020" honors particularly creative and convincing presentations of the conference week. Under the jury chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Gerd Michelsen, all submitted competition contributions will be 'reviewed' directly during the conference week. The “Salzkristall 2020” will be awarded and presented at the closing event on 28 February.

Who can participate?
All project groups who give a presentation as part of a project group session or the Gallery Walk.

How can the project groups participate in the competition?
All applicants please fill out the following form:

survey.leuphana.de/index.php/545384

The closing date for applications is 21 February 2020.

The Team

Who is behind the Leuphana Conference Week?

Dedicated networkers who set off with a good 1,500 students for the 13th Leuphana Conference Week 2020. They were able to win over practitioners and scientists to bring their ideas for a responsible world to the conference arenas. A seminar from the complementary study programme, together with the Conference Week Team, will keep the organisational overview of heads and footprints. Over the course of months, students and staff of the university have grown together to form the conference team - and will take off with you.

[Translate to Englisch:] Team ©Copyright (c) Patrizia Jäger / Leuphana
[Translate to Englisch:] Team ©Copyright (c) Patrizia Jäger / Leuphana
[Translate to Englisch:] Das Seminar und Modulteam ©Copyright (c) Patrizia Jäger / Leuphana