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Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids

Breakout / Working Group
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The children’s programme of the Alpbach Technology Forum invites girls and boys aged seven to twelve years to solve the questions of “How?” and “Why?” in science and technology in an entertaining way. They get a chance to experience research hands-on and ask questions freely, thus gaining access to scientific themes in an enticing, surprising and above all comprehensible way. These are experiences that stimulate children to think and explore further and will also be passed on to a broader audience together with the radio programme “OE1 Children’s University”.

Children’s lecture and workshop, in cooperation with “Young University” Innsbruck
Deglaciation and hot air – what does climate change do to our Alps?
Like detectives we are going to track down the climate of the Alps during the past 10,000 years. Has it been as warm as now before – or even warmer? And if yes, why is this so? We know that there were times when it was much colder than today, proven by “Ötzi”, who had been trapped in the ice for more than 5,000 years. But when was it particularly cold and why? Climate has always been changing, because it depends on insolation, rain and the amount of greenhouse gases. Today you can observe climate change for yourself. Glaciers are melting, new lakes appear, and plants and animals that like it cool disappear or move farther up. What can we do ourselves to reduce warming? We will show you how to read in nature’s history book and what this all may mean to us.

Participants: Only children of participants of the Technology Forum aged 7 to 12 years or children from the village of Alpbach with special invitations may be registered for this special programme.
Please note: limited number of participants, registration necessary!

Organization: Martin Bernhofer, OE1 Science Department

Information and registration:
Claudia Klement
Telephone +43 (50) 550-2045

Head of Radio Broadcasting, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture, Vienna
President, Austrian Research Council; Professor emeritus, University of Innsbruck; Member of the Austrian Parliament, Vienna
Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck
Vice Rector for Teaching and Students, Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck
OE1 Science Department, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Mag. Karl AMON

Head of Radio Broadcasting, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Studium der Sozial-und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Wien Freier Mitarbeiter des ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk sowie Herausgeber der regionalpolitischen Nachrichten der AK NÖ Business School of Economics, Folkstone, GB ORF Wirtschaftsredaktion, Zeit im Bild und Wirtschaftsmagazin - Schilling Wechsel zur ZiB1/Innenpolitik Stellvertretender Leiter der ZiB2 Medienakademie Hamburg, Führungskräfteschulung Chefredakteur ORF-Landesstudio Wien ORF-Radio-Chefredakteur Dozent an der Donau-Universität Krems und an der FH Wien für Journalismus und Medienmanagement Chefredakteur ORF-Fernsehinformation
seit 2000

Mag. Dr. Karlheinz TÖCHTERLE

President, Austrian Research Council; Professor emeritus, University of Innsbruck; Member of the Austrian Parliament, Vienna

Promotion mit einer Dissertation in Klassischer Philologie Abschluss der Lehramtsprüfung aus Deutsch und Latein und Sponsion zum Mag.Phil. Habilitation für Klassische Philologie Universitätsassistent am Institut für Klassische Philologie der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Gastprofessur an der Universität Graz Gastprofessur an der Universität München Vorsitzender der Gesamtösterreichischen Studienkommission Klassische Philologie Berufung auf ein Ordinariat für Klassische Philologie der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Vorsitzender des Kollegiums der Geisteswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Vorstand/Leiter des Institutes für Sprachen und Literaturen der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Studienleiter der Philologisch-Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Rektor der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Bundesminister für Wissenschaft und Forschung der Republik Österreich

Dr. Roland PSENNER

Vice Rector for Teaching and Students, Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck

 Studium der Mikrobiologie, Biochemie und Limnologie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
 Arbeit an der Österr. Akademie der Wissenschaften, am Institut für Limnologie in Mondsee


OE1 Science Department, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Redakteur, Wissenschafts- und Bildungsredaktion, ORF-Hörfunk Ressortleiter, "Projektmanagement, Symposien, Programmentwicklung und -produktion"
  Gestalter von Sendungen in den Ö1-Reihen "Dimensionen", "Salzburger Nachtstudio" und "Radiokolleg",
  Moderator verschiedener Live-Sendungen
seit 1985
  Zuständig für die inhaltliche Vorbereitung, Planung und Organisation der ORF "Zukunftssymposien" und anderer
  Redaktionelle Entwicklung des Internet-Wissenschaftskanals des ORF,
  Lehraufträge für Medienpädagogik und Wissenschaftskommunikation

Technology Forum

show timetable


08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur TirolPartner
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2013Plenary
11:10 - 11:45Innovation and PolicyPlenary
11:45 - 13:15Future Innovation – International PerspectivesPlenary
13:40 - 14:40Graphene – A Great Hope of Future Technologies?Plenary
14:40 - 16:00From Research to Economic SuccessPlenary
18:00 - 19:45Our Place in the UniversePlenary


Evening Reception hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial
Career Lounge hosted by the Organisers and Siemens AG ÖsterreichSocial


06:30 - 13:00Working Group 05: The Potential of the Alps: Focus Sustainable Use of ResourcesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 01: The Value Chains of the FutureBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: To Develop the Future – Tomorrow’s Innovation as Exemplified by International Leading EnterprisesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 03: Smart City – Pathways to Future Urban MobilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 04: “Frontrunner”, a New Approach in RTI PolicyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: The Potential of ICT Tools in Open Innovation ProcessesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: Web attack! The Fight against Hackers and Data LossBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: Industry 4.0 – Impact on the Future of Working LivesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 09: Green Tech: Visions and Business of eco-mobilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 10: Identity 2.0: Digital ManBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 11: Intellectual Property Management – Conditions for Prosperity and SuccessBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 12: Secure Society = Secured Future = Security ResearchBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Special Event: RTI Internationalization in Austria – Strategic RecommendationsBreakout
14:00 - 15:30i-Learning – The Future of Learning in the Digital WorldPlenary
15:45 - 18:00Challenges for Biomedical ResearchPlenary
18:00 - 20:00Open Dialogue – Smart Mobility for Smart CitiesPartner


07:30 - 08:15Planning Innovation: At the CrossroadsPlenary
08:15 - 10:00Cybercrime and CybersecurityPlenary
10:15 - 11:15The Wonderful World of Quantum MechanicsPlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology ForumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack Reception hosted by the OrganisersSocial