Humboldt Kolleg: Collaboration & Networks in the 21st Century - February 24-25, 2012 -Westin Arlington Gateway - Arlington, VA

Registration for the Humboldt Kolleg has been extended until February 20. Participants who choose to register on-site will be charged a $25 late registration fee.

Doctoral students are invited to submit a poster abstract and apply for a grant to cover lodging (2 nights), and conference registration. The application deadline is February 21.

Today's scientists, engineers, and scholars are increasingly challenged on many fronts with our world’s complex problems, rapidly changing communications, and globalization. Fortunately, there are new opportunities in this 21st century to embrace such issues and leverage both human and digital capabilities. Sponsorship has been generously provided by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to hold a 2-day conference to assemble global leaders from academia, government, and the private sector. We will exchange ideas, present findings, provide networking opportunities, and create a framework in which to analyze the emerging trends in collaboration and networks impacting present and future research.

A diverse group of doctoral students, young researchers, and established leaders is invited to engage in an exciting dialogue that explores three critical areas that are fundamentally changing collaboration and networks for the 21st century researcher:

  1. Global Problems, Global Technologies
  2. New Networking Tools and Generational Expectations
  3. Global Networking for Science: where do we go from here?

We welcome you to join us for this Humboldt Kolleg on Collaboration and Networks in the 21st Century.

Featured Keynote Speaker
Bruce Alberts, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of Science; one of President Obama’s first three Science Envoys; Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco; and former president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

For More Information
Contact Tom Campbell, Ph.D., Virginia Tech, at or 540-231-8359.

Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Logo

 Virginia Tech - Invent the Future
Virginia Tech - Invent the Future

Continuing & Professional Education @ Virginia Tech