A super-senior professor, standing around live in front of cameras and the attendees in the huge (and almost empty) lecture hall, saying nothing and staring with sunken head to something small in his hands –
An old tradition at the Tropentag conference – the poster awards. This year, the jury´s work could have been completely intransparent with … invisible people meeting in a virtual cloud and randomize some PDF files.
It is my personal highlight of the Tropentag 2020 – 90 minutes, three keynotes and a lot of thrilling input! Where to start. Okay, with the first one – Petra Schmitter, a Senior Researcher at
Sometimes, general theme roofs for events are a bit … well too across-the-board – like “future is good for everyone” (a nonsense phrase, that might occur on the wall on a political party conference). Everyone
They always were a highlight for me – the poster sessions at Tropentag! Standing instead of sitting around. One could wander around, listen a little here (and find that I didn’t understand a single word
Where science meets people: this claim is so right these days, even though in a virtual sense. It belongs to DITSL, the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, and Transdisciplinary and Social-ecological Landuse Research.
Also, this afternoon and “live” from lecture hall B1 at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim: two award ceremonies, or better: 2 x 3 awards. Due to the circumstances, not all the six awardees could be present
So the main conference started successfully this afternoon. Before, even from hundreds of km away, I felt a certain Nervousness: will everything work?! Well, yes! It started with the nice tradition (for regular visitors to
The start´s been made! Prof. Dr. Ralf Schlauderer began with competent input on “Combining Practice and Higher Agricultural Education – Challenges and Chances”. In front of his computer at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences
Last preparation during the countdown until the official opening of Tropentag 2020. Instead of Prague, it´s now Stuttgart in south-western Germany. My colleague Sarah sent me these pictures. So far, it still looks pretty normal: