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

Breakout / Science Bastler
in deutscher Sprache

Ours is a very diverse world, in its differences but also in its inequalities. The connections are becoming closer and closer, and the way how people are doing on one side of the globe has direct consequences on those on the other.We will take a look at this variety and the problems that go hand in hand.For this purpose we will imagine the world as a village with 100 people. Where and how would they live?What languages would they speak?Who would lack food, housing or other things necessary to make a living? And is all that just?

Participants: Only children of participants of the Technology Symposium aged 7 to 12 years or children from the village of Alpbach with special invitations may be registered for this programme.

Please note: limited number of participants, registration necessary!

Information and registration: Claudia Klement, T +43 (50) 550-2045, E

Director General, Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Vienna Welcome
Head of Radio Broadcasting, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Introduction
Economic and Social Historian, Institute of Economic Theory, Policy and History, Faculty of Economics and Statistics, University of Innsbruck
Member, teamGlobo, Innsbruck
Member, teamGlobo, Innsbruck
Channelmanager, Programme Radio 1, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Coordination


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.

Mag. Karl AMON

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

1971-1975 Studium der Sozial-und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Wien
1975 Freier Mitarbeiter des ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk sowie Herausgeber der regionalpolitischen Nachrichten der AK NÖ
1980 Business School of Economics, Folkstone, GB
1981 ORF Wirtschaftsredaktion, Zeit im Bild und Wirtschaftsmagazin - Schilling
1986 Wechsel zur ZiB1/Innenpolitik
1990 Stellvertretender Leiter der ZiB2
1991 Medienakademie Hamburg, Führungskräfteschulung
1992 Chefredakteur ORF-Landesstudio Wien
1999 ORF-Radio-Chefredakteur
seit 2000 Dozent an der Donau-Universität Krems und an der FH Wien für Journalismus und Medienmanagement
2007 Chefredakteur ORF-Fernsehinformation
seit 2010 ORF-Radiodirektor in Wien


Channelmanager, Programme Radio 1, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

seit 1985 Redakteur, Wissenschafts- und Bildungsredaktion, ORF-Hörfunk
  Gestalter von Sendungen in den Ö1-Reihen "Dimensionen", "Salzburger Nachtstudio" und "Radiokolleg",
  Moderator verschiedener Live-Sendungen
1999-2002 Ressortleiter, "Projektmanagement, Symposien, Programmentwicklung und -produktion"
  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
2002-2019 Leiter, Ö1-Wissenschaftsredaktion
seit 2019 Programmleiter, Radio Ö1

Technology Symposium

show timetable


08:00 - 10:30Technology BrunchSocial
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2015Plenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI Policy TalkPlenary
12:00 - 13:30Living with the Machine in the FuturePlenary
14:00 - 15:30Cyber Physical SystemsPlenary
17:45 - 19:15Regional Debate Central Eastern EuropePlenary
19:15 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:15 - 21:30Career LoungeSocial


07:00 - 08:30BioeconomyPlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:50 - 10:15Complexity SciencePlenary
10:15 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: 2015: The End of Energy RevolutionBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in ComparisonBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing InequalityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and MainstreamBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Market Upheavals: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Games of InEqualityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Physical Internet: A Seismic Shift for Logistics and MobilityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from DiversityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different WaysBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: A Bright Future? Challenges and Opportunities for LED LightingBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Truth and Reality: The Importance of Models in Economy, Science and PhilosophyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Virtual Learning: InEquality in Education?Breakout
18:00 - 19:30Urban Innovators Challenge – Start Up Your CompanyPartner


07:00 - 08:30MIT and its Media Lab, Special Guest at this Year’s Technology SymposiumPlenary
08:30 - 09:30InEquality: The New Silk RoadPlenary
09:50 - 11:15Art, Design and Architecture as a Laboratory of Digital ModernityPlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial