Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People
Wisdom of the crowd – collective intelligence in cyberspace
How can we guarantee that data can still be opened in 200 years time? How do we decide what is valuable enough to be stored for such long periods of time? The goal is to make them aware of future challenges (information overload, limited storage capacity, preservation of knowledge as cultural heritage, etc.).
Participants: Junior Alpbach is primarily intended for children of participants of the Technology Forum aged 13 to 17 years. For the special program “Junior Alpbach” only children of participants of the Technology Forum may be registered or children that have special invitations from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education and Women’s Affairs.
Please note: limited number of participants, registration necessary!
Information and registration:
Highent Messe- und Eventagentur GesmbH
Reininghausstraße 13, 8020 Graz
Telephone +43 (664) 340 20 71, Telefax +43 (316) 23 11 23-9611
Member of the Council, European Forum Alpbach, Graz
Director General, Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Vienna
|Barbara Weitgruber was founding staff member and Director of the Office for International Relations and lecturer at Karl-Franzens Universität Graz and then Director of the Office for European Educational Co-operation of the Austrian Academic Exchange Service in Vienna. In December 1994 she joined the Austrian Ministry in charge of higher education and research as Director and later became Deputy Director General for Higher Education and Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations. Weitgruber holds a Master degree in English/American and Interdisciplinary Studies, a Certificate in Mass Media and a Translator´s Diploma in English from Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz and an M.A. in Communications from the University of Illinois in Chicago where she started her professional career as a Fulbright Scholarship Holder and Teaching Assistant. She is - among others - member of the Task Force for Research, Technology and Innovation of the Austrian Federal Government, the Austrian Fulbright Commission, the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, the European "Research Policy Group" and chair of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria.|