Meeting programme

Donna Strickland

Educate. Inspire. Connect.

The theme of the Lindau Meetings alternates between the three Nobel Prize scientific disciplines, Physics, Chemistry or Physiology/Medicine. Every five years an interdisciplinary Meeting takes place, while the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences is held every three years. The varied formats of the scientific programme – lectures, discussions and more – are designed based on the principle of dialogue and to activate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experience between and among Nobel Laureates and young scientists.

Who designs the programme?

The scientific chairpersons design the programme for their respective discipline and include prevailing scientific content as well as current societal topics affecting the world. 

How are Nobel Laureates included in the programme?

The scientific chairpersons make suggestions for the laureates’ involvement in the programme. These could be agora talks, panel discussions or lectures.

Can Nobel Laureates choose a preferred format?

Some of the formats that can be chosen by the Nobel Laureates include science walks, laureate lunches, open exchanges, and/or insight sessions. 

Is participation in the programme or individual programme points compulsory?

We greatly appreciate the participation of the Nobel Laureates in the scientific programme as naturally the young scientists from around the world are eager to listen to and discuss with the laureates, especially matters concerning that laureate’s area of science. In addition the social events in the evenings provide a more casual opportunity to interact with the young scientists and other Nobel Laureates. However, participation is not compulsory.

Speaker Release and Explanations

A document regarding the use and release of photos, video or audio recordings will be given to you for your consent. The purpose of this document is to secure your intellectual property and our common interests (e.g. use of material on our website, mediatheque, etc.). We kindly ask you to read through the document and would appreciate it very much if you expressed your consent. 

  • Only with a signed speaker release can your talk be offered online in our mediatheque
  • Individual requests (e.g. to drop certain slides, put slides online later) can be met
  • Insurance taken out by the Lindau Meeting covers unintentional copyright infringement

Contact for Nobel Laureates at the Executive Office

Nikolaus Turner

Managing Director and Member of the Board of the Foundation / Treasurer and Member of the Board of the Council

Phone +49 8382 277 31 23

Susanne Wieczorek

Susanne Wieczorek

Head of Conference Management / Deputy Director

Phone +49 8382 277 31 11