Professor Don Dingwell, Vice-President of Academia Europaea, extends a warm welcome to all Members for this year’s Annual Conference, taking place in Munich from 9th to 11th October.
About Professor Don Dingwell MAE
Don, could you tell us about this year’s programme?
“This year’s programme runs over three days. On the Monday, the Classes will meet individually in separate sessions dedicated to their interests. The Young Academy of Europe will also meet separately.
Over the Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ve organised a plenary to include presentations on frontiers of scholarship and research across the breadth of the Academy. These talks, presented by global leaders in their fields, cover a breathtaking range of subjects that truly reflect the ambitions of the Academia Europaea to act as the pre-eminent forum for scholarly exchange across Europe.
On the Tuesday evening, new Members of the Academia Europaea will be ceremonially inducted into the Academy, followed by a celebratory dinner at the Munich Ratskeller – a further highlight of the event.”
The programme includes talks from a number of prize winners. Why are such awards so important?
“Several prizes will also be presented from the growing number of occasions that the Academy provides to celebrate great achievements. These events, involving laudationes and acceptance presentations, always provide unique insights into how “Wissenschaft” works.”
Could you explain the benefits for an MAE attending the Annual Conference? What will those attending gain from it?
“Attending this event at Munich will provide each participant with the opportunity to interact with AE colleagues in a unique manner generating manifold links for the future. Given the current environment of Europe and its neighbours, such interactions have never been more important.
Our venue city, Munich, is home to innumerable scholars today. Come and experience Munich, come and contribute.”