Curious 2020

The Curious2020 Future Insight Conference, taking place from July 13 -15, 2020 in Darmstadt, Germany, will run with plenary sessions followed by three parallel work streams with an expected attendance of 1300 guests from all over the world.

Curiosity Ground

Your chance to dive deep into the Curious2020 conference topics, a chance to initiate collaborations for future innovation and share your ideas and thoughts with other participants at the evening get-togethers.

Multiple formats are in the planning process.

Impression

Barcamp

The Barcamp sessions are a series of 10-minute presentations whose overall goal is to engage the audience. There is no Q&A or introduction between presentations. The format can be anything from a PowerPoint presentation to a free speech.

The Barcamp sessions are part of the general agenda and conference program.

You can find the Curious2018 list of Barcamp and E-Poster presenters here.

Barcamp

E-Poster

Interactive E-poster session where selected participants present their current work, projects and research. 

Each day featuríng a new topic area at the cutting edge of innovation.

See our curious 2018 list of Barcamp and E-Poster presenters here.

If you are interested to present your ideas in a Barcamp or E-poster, please write to curious2020@merckgroup.com.

E-Posters

AskMeAnything Circle

The AMA circle is a chance to get up close and personal with the speakers and raise any-and-all questions you have.

AMA

Partnering Sessions

Grab your chance at Curious2020 – Future Insight Conference to facilitate face-to-face sessions with participants, fellow scientists, high-profile speakers and build new business relationships.

Workshops

The Curious2020 will feature workshops for participants to deep-dive into a specific topic, learn more about, gain insights and exchange ideas into an interactive discussion. Please stay tuned for further information.

Accelerator Corner

From an academic research project to a growing start-up project, we like to invite world-wide accelerators and financial investors to help boost your project. Reach-out to new contacts.

Evening - Events

Stay for the evenings after listening to interesting speakers and panels. Use the momentum to network and set-up new business contacts while enjoying dinner and drinks. The Curious2020 conference is the perfect platform for your further projects.

Evening Event

Exhibition 

The Curious2020 Future Insight Conference is the place to meet the people that shape the global future of science and technology. At the Curious2020 Future Insight Conference we will offer companies and organizations looking to promote their products, technology and services to the Curious2020 Future Insight Conference audience the chance to do so through our exhibition spaces. Technical specifications, your benefits as an exhibitor as well as how to reserve an exhibition space are all described in this information package.

To discover curious 2018 exhibitors, click here.

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Location

Curious2018 took place in the Darmstadtium, which takes its name from the element Darmstadtium discovered at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt.

In 2017,  US-Magazine Smart Meetings ranked the Darmstadtium as one of the 9 coolest convention centers in the world paying tribute to its stylish and functional architecture.

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Image Copyright: Lothar Keuch, Source: darmstadtium.de

How to Get here

Adress:

darmstadtium
Schlossgraben 1, 64283 Darmstadt

Arrival by plane

Darmstadt is close to the international Airport Frankfurt am Main. From the airport, you can travel by train or car (for detailed instructions see below). Additionally, you can take the AirLiner, a bus, which connects the airport and the Darmstadtium directly. 

Arrival by public transport

You can reach the congress centre in just five minutes using the public transport services departing from Darmstadt main station (Hauptbahnhof), which is also served by ICE high speed trains.

Bus and tram services run to and from the central bus station (Zentraler Omnibusbahnof, ZOB), which is located near the main entrance on the east side of the central train station. The tram and bus routes (trams: 2&3; buses: F, H, K, K55, K56, K85, n71, 671, 672, 673, 674, 677, 678, 681, 682, 684, and 693), take you directly to the Darmstadtium (use the stop called "Schloss"). More trams and buses run to "Luisenplatz", which is only a few minutes walk from Darmstadtium. 

Arrival by car

Leave the A5 highway at the exit "Darmstadt Mitte" or approach on the A67, following the signs for "Darmstadt" and likewise take the next exit "Darmstadt Mitte". Both routes take you onto the feeder road to the city centre, which later becomes Rheinstraße (B26).

Follow the signs to "Darmstadtium" or "Aschaffenburg" (B26). After the City-Tunnel turn left at the next traffic light (signposted). Darmstadtium offers an underground car park. Additional parking spaces are available in connected and neighbouring car parks.

Accomodation

We partner with preferred hotels in and around Darmstadt. For more information about accommodation, click here.