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Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People

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Liechtenstein-Saal
Breakout / Science Bastler
in deutscher Sprache

Against the background of the internet’s global integration and the spread of powerful devices everyone can become a sender of data, information and messages. On the one hand, this results in enormous democratization of our communications mechanisms, facilitating the quick and easy production of and access to information and its dissemination. On the other hand, we are experiencing an increase in tampered messages aiming at manipulating public perception and thus a change in opinions. Such messages are easily transported via nearly uncontrollable social media like WhatsApp, Facebook and so on, which are used as a source of information by a large part of the public. This is compounded by the fact that false information is no longer only generated by people but also by machines that automatically distribute a multitude of messages in no time. What we now know as “fake news” has become a threat to the basis of our democratic societies.
In this workshop the participants will receive practical insight into the latest methods of media manipulation and will develop the topic in teams together with the speakers. The kids will also receive useful tips to identify false information as early as possible.
Participants: Junior Alpbach is intended for children of participants of the Technology Forum aged 12 to 16 years. Only children of participants can be registered for the programme.
Please note: limited number of participants, registration necessary! Please note: limited number of participants, registration in advance necessary! Registration deadline: August 16, 2019
Information and registration: Karin Kohlfürst, T +43 (664) 340 20 71, E karin@highent.org

Director General, Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Vienna Welcome
Editor ScienceClip.at, OVE Austrian Electrotechnical Association, Graz Introduction
Head of Project ScienceClip.at, OVE Austrian Electrotecnical Association, Graz Introduction
Marketing and Communications, Safety & Security Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna Introduction
Director, Office for Science and Technology Austria, Beijing
Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Head, Department of Cyberdefence & ICT Security, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence, Vienna

Mag. MA Barbara WEITGRUBER

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.

BA Jessica BRAUNEGGER

Editor ScienceClip.at, OVE Austrian Electrotechnical Association, Graz

Mag. Kerstin KOTAL

Head of Project ScienceClip.at, OVE Austrian Electrotecnical Association, Graz

Mag. (FH) Michael MÜRLING

Marketing and Communications, Safety & Security Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

Mag. Philipp AGATHONOS

Director, Office for Science and Technology Austria, Beijing

Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Helmut LEOPOLD

Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

1989-1994 Alcatel Austria ELIN Forschungszentrum; Forschungsingenieur auf dem Gebiet der Breitband- und Multimediakommunikation
1994-1998 Alcatel Austria AG; Leiter der Gruppe Breitbandtechnologie und Strategie
1999-2008 In verschiedenen Managementpositionen bei Telekom Austria; In dieser Zeit verantwortete er die Realisierung eines umfassenden Product Life Cycle Prozesses, in dem heute das Gesamtportfolio der Festnetzprodukte der Telekom Austria gesteuert wird.
seit 2009 Head of Safety & Security Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Wien

Manfred SCHLEINZER

Head, Department of Cyberdefence & ICT Security, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence, Vienna

Technology Symposium

show timetable

22.08.2019

11:00 - 12:00Open Doors: #ART TECCulture
11:00 - 12:00Start of Exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and OpeningPlenary
13:10 - 14:00RTI TalkPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Artificial Intelligence and CybersecurityPlenary
16:20 - 17:30Artificial Intelligence and RoboticsPlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial

23.08.2019

08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours NonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:30Developing Future Leaders for Science and BusinessPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Arizona Dreams: An Initiative of Arizona State University to Digitize EducationPlenary
12:30 - 13:15Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 01: Artificial Intelligence and Governance: Liberty, Trust, SecurityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 02: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Ethics – Opportunities and Threats for a Digital SocietyBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 03: How Much Liberty Does a Society Need?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 04: Artificial Intelligence – RIT for Austria as an Industrial LocationBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 05: (Why) Do We Need Art to Innovate?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 06: Digitization in Industry – Design Options from the Perspective of Works Councils and ManagementBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 07: Liberty and Security – The First Victims of Digitization?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 08: Better Safe than Sorry? Living and Doing Business Between Comfort – Speed – SecurityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 09: Free Play of Innovative Forces or Systematic Restructuring?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 10: Technology Offensive – A Boost for Innovation and ProsperityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: Mixed Reality – A Digital Rendering of the Real World in the “Virtual House of Digitization”Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: Artificial Intelligence – Technology of the FutureBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Democratized Electricity Market: Liberty at the Expense of Security?Breakout
18:30 - 20:00Tour of the Exhibition 2019 #ART TEC: Interfaces between Art, Technology and ScienceCulture
20:00 - 21:30Career Lounge for Students and Young ProfessionalsPlenary

24.08.2019

09:00 - 11:00Bioeconomy – Essential for the Future and Security of MankindPlenary
11:30 - 13:10If You Could Read My MindPlenary
13:10 - 13:15Closing remarksPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial