Virtual HLF 2020

Traversing separation

Challenges offer opportunities to adapt and 2020 has provided several significant tests. The Virtual HLF is a direct response to some of this year’s trials. Branded with the motto "Virtual HLF –Traversing Separation," the Forum will take place from Monday, September 21 until Friday, September 25, 2020.

The Virtual HLF is offering a diverse program including laureate lectures, panel discussions and a poster session. There will also be various interactive elements to foster the exchange between the participants, especially between the Young Researchers and the Laureates. Apart from the scientific program, there will be satellite events, which include virtual exhibitions and a documentary film.

This year’s Hot Topic session revolves on "eHealth," a theme that is both timely and has decisive ramifications, not only for science but also for society as a whole. A panel of experts from various specializations will discuss its significance, plus the inherent advantages and vulnerabilities.

Some program points are only accessible for Young Researchers and invited guests, while the live stream will be available for everyone. Please check out our website regularly for updates regarding the program, starting times, daily schedule, participating laureates and technical details.

The 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, originally planned to take place this September, will be postponed until next year.