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Book a Scientist


One-on-one conversations with Leibniz scientists

What it is: Book a Scientist is a conversation format in which interested parties can “book” 25-minute one-on-one conversations with Leibniz scientists on fixed topics according to the speed dating principle. The persons who book the meetings should be able to ask anything they are interested in about a particular topic and talk about it with the Leibniz experts.

How it works: The individual conversation format takes place as digital event. Two time periods are offered on November 8, 2022. The first period is from 10-11.30 a.m., the second from 4-5.30 p.m.

Up to three sessions can be offered in the respective periods on the respective topic. A five-minute break is scheduled between the individual sessions of each round. It is possible to offer appointments at one or both rounds.

We use the browser-based video tool “Whereby” for this event. There is no download and no installation of the application necessary. The links for the individual, virtual meeting points and information about the booked dates are created by the organizers of the format and sent to the participants in advance (at the latest one week before the event).

No preparation of a lecture or presentation is necessary for the meetings. Book a Scientist is a dialog- oriented format, where participants can talk to each other and discuss individual questions.

Who takes part: Scientists of the Leibniz Association: There are no content restrictions for the event. We are pleased to be able to present the entire variety of topics and researchers of the Leibniz Association within this event. Topics can be offered in German and/or English.

The people who book: Book a Scientist is aimed at all curious people. Interested professionals and non- professionals, students, journalists, pensioners, Leibnizians – in fact anyone who has questions about science can take part. If questions about a topic reach us in advance at the time of booking, we pass them on. However, questions are not always sent to us in advance.

How it is announced: The publication and presentation of the topics and dates is done via the website of the Leibniz Association. The announcement texts of the topics should be as concise and generally comprehensible or popular science-oriented as possible – ideally in the form of a suitable keyword in combination with a subtitle or research question.

We draw attention to the format via social media, online advertisements, email invitations, websites and newsletters of the Leibniz Association and its institutes. You are welcome to share the information using #bookascientist.

We are looking forward to your participation and will be happy to answer your questions at any time!



This is a digital event. If you would like to attend, please book your spot here. Access to the event will be provided after registration by the organiser.

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