Published 22 February 2021 by LINO News

70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: Fewer Participants and Guests On-Site – Worldwide Community With Online Access

The Meeting will not be able to take place the usual way in 2021, but the organisers have a plan B. Photo/Credit: Julia Nimke/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

The plans for this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (27 June – 2 July 2021) were stated more precisely during the recent meeting of the Council: Due to the ongoing pandemic and the associated travel and contact restrictions, there will be significantly fewer participants on-site compared to previous Lindau Meetings.

The Council pursues the concept of a hybrid event this year: The scientific programme with lectures and discussions is composed of a mixture in which the panellists come together both in the Inselhalle in Lindau and virtually from many other parts of the world. As with last year’s Online Science Days, the organisers put particular emphasis on the opportunity of an interactive exchange between all participants, in addition to the broadcast.

During the next few weeks, the scientific chairpersons of the Meeting will decide on the basis of a weighted randomised selection who of the invited young scientists will ultimately be able to come to Lindau within the legal framework. This will ensure that a diverse group of scientists from all disciplines and as many nationalities as possible will be able to participate. Currently the organisers are also working on a comprehensive hygiene concept and are structuring the programme in cooperation with the invited Nobel Laureates.

Find the full press release with a statement from Countess Bettina Bernadotte here.