On Thursday, Angela Merkel @RegSprecher will be at @leopoldina - the 🇩🇪 National Academy of Sciences - and speak about the importance of the role of science at the inauguration of climatologist Gerald Haug. I'll be attending for @GlobalYAcademy & see our friends @Junge_Akademie
Good stuff friends, there's a video at bundeskanzlerin.de/bkin-de that starts with "Not everyone knows Leopoldina".
The cool thing is that just last year, we @GlobalYAcademy brought hundreds of global young scientists to Halle for several days & since we've moved our offices there..
NYAs are great (*I'm biased, as Executive Member of the GYA... :):
- scientific excellence is understood both in conventional terms, but also in terms of societal impact
- terms are limited. You have 4-5 years to *really* do work
- are typically very diverse! (@WikiWomenInRed)
Onsite (subsized or *free*) childcare is the golden ticket of conference family-friendliness. Unfortunately, it is often quite difficult to find funding for this. But if you have it, this will allow parents to really make the most of their attendance. (2/11)
Early on, organizers can publish recommendations on the website & programme for accomodation that is family friendly (bonus points if there are subsidies for it). Likewise with activities and kid-friendly restaurants in the host city. (3/11)