Uncertain journeys into digital futures

The Weizenbaum Institute is organizing its sixth Annual Conference on the subject of  “Uncertain journeys into digital futures: Inter- and transdisciplinary research for mitigating wicked societal and environmental problems”.

The conference focuses on the challenge of the digital transformation of society and the transformation towards sustainability which are closely interlinked and crucial for prospering futures of humanity. The most pressing challenges include the protection of people, democratic institutions and the environment, as well as enabling participation in shaping changes and an inclusive and fair life. In this context, digitalisation is seen as both a saviour and a threat to sustainable development. Possible negative effects on people and the environment need also to be considered when designing and using digital technologies.

Further information on the programme here

About the Weizenbaum Institute
The Weizenbaum Institute stands for excellent, independent, interdisciplinary, and fundamental research on digitalization. It provides policymakers, businesses, and civil society with well-founded insights and value-based recommendations for action. It contributes to ensuring that the digitalization of society is not only better understood but also designed in a sustainable, self-determined, and responsible manner.

The Weizenbaum Institute is supported by a research consortium from Berlin and Brandenburg, which includes Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin), Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK), Universität Potsdam (UP), as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). The Weizenbaum-Institut e.V. is responsible for the coordination of the network and the legal representation of the Weizenbaum Institute.

The Weizenbaum Institute was founded in 2017 and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the State of Berlin.


Monday, 17 + Tuesday, 18 June

Admission free
Registration here