Preliminary Program

Oliver Schenk | Chief of the Saxon State Chancellery and State Minister, Germany
Prof. Sebastian M. Schmidt | Scientific Director at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Germany
Dr Christian Ehler | Member of the European Parliament, Germany

Moderation: Dr Jan-Martin Wiarda | Science Journalist

Band the Trend. Towards Sustainable and Equitable Future

Dr Janez Potočnik | Co-Chair International Resource Panel – IRP 

Janez Potočnik is a Slovenian politician who served as European Commissioner for Environment from 2009 until 2014. He was formerly Slovenia’s Minister for European Affairs. In November 2014, he became co-chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP), a forum of scientists and experts working on natural resources management.

Saša Spačal | Post-media artist and researcher, Republic of Slovenia 

In 1991, five years after the Chernobyl disaster, twelve radiotrophic fungi species were discovered, using melanin to thrive in radioactive settings, leading to the creation of the Radiotrophic Fungarium. The Fungarium features art pieces that highlight the abilities of these fungi, honor scientific progress, and emphasize the long-term impact of radiation on society and the environment.

Moderation: Dr Jan-Martin Wiarda | Science Journalist