Event Reports

Reports, photos, audios and videos about selected events of the Volkswagen Foundation

More than 130 multidisciplinary scientists and practitioners from 30 countries and UN organizations came together for a Herrenhausen Conference in Hannover from October 9 to 11, 2019, to elucidate the relations between climate extremes, societal resilience, and sustainable development goals.

Around 150 international academics from all disciplines discussed the reorientation of the humanities today at a Herrenhausen Symposium on September 10 to 12, 2019, which was jointly organized by the Volkswagen Foundation and the German U15 association of leading research universities.

The Herrenhausen Conference on May 6-8, 2019, focussed on food production in cities and elaborated why urban agriculture should be part of a sustainable urban planning in the future.

At the Herrenhäuser Gespräch on February 14, 2019, experts debated how we should deal with artificial intelligence: A discussion surrounding privacy, control and power at a time when the machines around us are becoming ever more intelligent.

An exchange in the ethics debate surrounding technical progress: Self-driving vehicles was the topic of a panel discussion at the Herrenhäuser Forum held on January 15, 2019.

During this Herrenhausen Symposium, experts from various fields discussed questions that will help to reconstruct the historical development of garden art and will highlight the notion and the relevance of "art" in everyday work.
How may individualization find its way into care of patients with infectious diseases? This topic was discussed during the international Herrenhausen Symposium in Hanover on June 21 to 23, 2018.
During the internationalen Nature Herrenhausen Symposium on November 2-3, 2017, current aspects of HIV infection, immunity, persistence and eradication research have been discussed. The summary report is now online!

The Herrenhausen Conference on November 27-29, 2017 was an interdisciplinary platform for developing risk reduction strategies for low-income communities threatened by natural hazards.