20th Annual Austrian Research & Innovation Talk

ARIT 2023

Meeting Challenges of the 21st Century

October 7, 2023, Los Angeles, California

Meeting Challenges of the 21st Century

20th Annual Austrian Research & Innovation Talk
Saturday, October 7, 2023 | 8:30 AM - 21:30 PM Central Time

Registration

Registration will be handled by the BMBWF.

Venue:
Biltmore Bowl, Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles & 4th Floor Terrace, Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown, 899 Francisco St., Los Angeles

ARIT Poster Session

The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation is sponsoring three awards to honor posters from all scientific fields presented during the ARIT 2023 Poster Session:

Prizes awarded amount to

EUR 3,000.—
EUR 2,000.—
EUR 1,000.—

for the winner and runners-up, respectively.

Deadline for submission is May 21, 2023, 11:59 pm CEST.

Please note that we accept submissions exclusively via office@marshallplan.at

BMBWF Travel Grants

Authors of the up to 20 successful submissions are eligible to apply for a travel grant of USD 500 provided by the BMBWF. The selected submissions will receive a form requesting their bank details.

Currently no more Travel Grants available

travel grant application

Start networking

A list of participants is available in PDF format under the link “Netzwerken vorab: Link zu Liste der Teilnehmenden / Start Networking: Link to the list of participants“.

Program

Location

Biltmore Bowl, Millenium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S Grand Ave., L.A.

Moderator

Dietrich HAUBENBERGER, President, ASciNA

8:30 – 9:30

Registration and Networking with Refreshments

9:30 – 9:45

Welcome to ARIT and Opening Remarks

Petra SCHNEEBAUER, Austrian Ambassador to the USA
Dietrich HAUBENBERGER, President ASciNA

9:45 – 10:00

Minister’s Address

Martin POLASCHEK, Minister of Education, Science and Research

10:00 – 10:10

News from Austria

Barbara WEITGRUBER, Director General for Scientific Research and
International Relations, Ministry of Education, Science and Research

10:10 – 10:40

Presentation of Opportunities for Cooperation with Austria

Austrian Academy of Sciences – ÖAW
Austria’s Agency for Education and Internat. – OeAD
Austrian Business Agency – ABA
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation
Austrian Research Promotion Agency – FFG
Austrian Science Fund – FWF
Austrian Wirtschaftsservice – aws
Fulbright Austria

10:40 – 11:25

ASciNAAward Ceremony and Presentation

Moderator: Barbara WEITGRUBER, DG for Scientific Research and International Relations, Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Martin POLASCHEK, Minister of Education, Science and Research
Dietrich HAUBENBERGER, President ASciNA
Christof GATTRINGER, President FWF

11:25 – 11:55

Break

11:55 – 12:15

Keynote: “Apocaloptimism – Opportunities and Challenges of AI”

Sonja SCHMERGALUNDER, Principal Research Scientist, Smart Information Flow Technologies, San Francisco Bay Area

12:15 – 13:30

Panel Discussion I: “Science Fiction? Exploring New Technologies”

Julius BERNER, Postdoctoral Researcher, Anima AI Science Lab, Caltech, L.A.
Julia KÖRNER, Creative Director JK3D, Assoc. Adjunct Prof. UCLA, L.A.
Markus KURTZ, VFX Designer, L.A.
Stefan SCHERER, AI Research Science, Meta and at USC, L.A.

Moderator and Discussant: Doris BERGER, VP, Curatorial Affairs, Academy
Museum of Motion Pictures, L.A.

Q&A

13:30 – 14:45

Networking Lunch and Poster Session

Introduction to Research Poster Presentations by Dietrich HAUBENBERGER, President ASciNA

14:45 15:30

A Conversation: “Shaping Ideas, Influencing an Audience”

Paul HASLINGER, Musician and Film Composer, L.A.
Andrea LENARDIN MADDEN, Architect, L.A.
Alexa SEKYRA, Head of the Scholars Program, Getty Research Institute L.A.

Moderator and Discussant: Thomas MIKUSZ, President, White Bear Public Relations, L.A.

Q&A

15:30 16:30

Panel Discussion II: Research and Development: Science Responds to Global Crises”

Patricia BUBNER, CEO & Founder, Orbillion Bio, San Francisco
Florian KRAMMER, Virologist, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, NY
Kevin SCHWARZWALD, PhD. Student, Columbia Climate School, NY

Moderator: Christine MARIZZI, Director of Community Science, BioBus, NY

Q&A

16:30 16:45

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Poster Awards Ceremony

Wolfgang PETRITSCH, President, Austria Marshall Plan Foundation
Christof GATTRINGER, President FWF

16:45 17:00

Conclusion of ARIT 2023

Michael POSTL, Consul General, Austrian Consulate General, Los Angeles
Dietrich HAUBENBERGER, President ASciNA

ARIT & ASCINA Networking Event

Location

4th Floor Terrace, Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown, 899 Francisco St., LA.

18:30 18:45

Welcome Address

Martin POLASCHEK, Minister for Education, Science and Research
Dietrich HAUBENBERGER, President ASciNA

18:45 21:30

Networking Reception

Side Events

There will be three side events prior to ARIT at the Hotel Indigo. Please RSVP for side events using this Google Form

Friday, October 6

17:00 – 18:00

A reception by the University of Vienna Alumni Association (open to University of Vienna alumni and ‘friends of the University of Vienna’)

18:00 – 19:30

A workshop by the Austrian Business Agency & Austria Wirtschaftsservice: “Reconnecting, Starting & Funding your Business in Austria”

19:30

ASciNA get-together at the Hotel Indigo

Sunday, October 8

10:30

ASciNA Generalversammlung at the Hotel Indigo

Please RSVP via Eventbrite: https://ascinagv2023.eventbrite.com/

ARIT is supported by

Federal Ministry of Austria. Education, Science and Research

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