The children’s programme of the Alpbach Technology Forum invites girls and boys to solve the questions of How?” and “Why?” in science and technology in an entertaining way. They will get a chance to experience hands-on research and to ask questions, thus gaining access to scientific themes in an enticing, surprising and above all in a comprehensible way. These are experiences that will stimulate children to think and explore further and will also be passed on to a broader audience through the radio programme “Ö1 Children’s University”.
Limitless security and unrestricted freedom – do they fit together?
Liberty and security always have limits. In this interactive and playful workshop the children will experience what it means to set limits and, at the same time, to respect the limits of others. They will explore their own ideas of liberty and security and also take a look at current developments in society.
How can we use the internet safely? Opportunities and risks for kids in the web 2.0
The way children use new media (internet/smartphones) is constantly changing, thus creating a huge demand and need for supporting them in their smartphone and internet use. In this interactive workshop, Safer Internet expert Sebastian Holzknecht will inform the participants about the essential facts concerning the internet, data protection, apps and cyber mobbing. If you have a smartphone, please bring it along!
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! Registration deadline: August 16, 2019.
Information and registration: Claudia Klement, T +43 (50) 550-2045, E firstname.lastname@example.org
Director General, Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Vienna||
Graduate Student, Research Center for Peace and Conflict, University of Innsbruck|
Managing Director, Young University Innsbruck||
Channelmanager, Programme Radio 1, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna||
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.|
Graduate Student, Research Center for Peace and Conflict, University of Innsbruck
Expert, Safer Internet, Innsbruck
Managing Director, Young University Innsbruck
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|
| || Wissenschaftsveranstaltungen|
| || Redaktionelle Entwicklung des Internet-Wissenschaftskanals des ORF, science.ORF.at|
| || Lehraufträge für Medienpädagogik und Wissenschaftskommunikation|
|2002-2019|| Leiter, Ö1-Wissenschaftsredaktion|
|seit 2019|| Programmleiter, Radio Ö1|