SILBERSALZ is a young, innovative film and science festival, which will take place for the first time from 28.06.2018 until 01.07.2018 in Halle an der Saale. Combining film screenings, installations, lectures, workshops and panel discussions, SILBERSALZ will make science accessible to the general public in a clear and vivid fashion. SILBERSALZ will also serve as a modern, interactive platform for the exchange of ideas and mutual inspiration.
SILBERSALZ’s goal is to promote a lively and active engagement with science; its focus is an open-ended dialogue. It's less about finding concrete answers and more about asking pertinent questions, illuminating complex topics and thus improving the participant’s view of the world. SILBERSALZ’s program is varied and extensive and is aimed at anyone who is interested, whether young or old, layman or expert, science fan or skeptic.
Besides a public program and a youth focus, the two-day SILBERSALZ conference program is a closed format consisting of lectures given by experts, discussion round tables and workshops at the Leopoldina.
Here, scientists and media professionals will have the opportunity to exchange detailed information about the latest developments in science and media communication and to make new connections. The aim of the conference is to explore new ways in which media can be distributed, to think about and to develop narrative forms aimed specifically at audiences who are not familiar with specialist literature. Only by involving the general public can expert topics become socially relevant discourses.
While the first day of the conference will highlight and discuss the needs and opportunities created by the collaboration between academics and media professionals, the second day will reflect on the lessons learned through the pitches, workshops and matchmaking. The SILBERSALZ conference program will create an important basis for future networks, partnerships and collaborations.
SILBERSALZ is an initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and Documentary Campus in partnership with the city of Halle, the state of Saxony-Anhalt, the scientific institutions Wissenschaft im Dialog and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, science2public and the Media Institute Saxony-Anhalt.