15 & 16 May 2020 - Hafen Rummelsburg, Berlin

Festival of Science

Keynotes. Workstations. Inspiration.

Dystopia or utopia? It is up to us.

Children of Doom creates a space for solutions to the most challenging topics of our time. We give an inspirational environment to spark discussions about the future.

Children of Doom

Children of Doom – 

Festival of Science

Experience scientific keynotes from highly regarded scientists and authors on the opportunities and risks of today's topics such as climate change - biotechnology - artificial intelligence and get tips and tricks on our interactive workstations on how to prevent the end of the world or how to survive the apocalypse 

in a more relaxed way.

Become part of our community, use the opportunity to interact and enjoy live music with us

at our open air science festival! 

Prof. Lewis Dartnell

Thank you ever so much once again for inviting me to be part of CoD! I had a great time on Saturday, and it was so lovely to chat for so long with people after my event! Genuinely, that was one of the best science festivals I’ve been to in recent years, and it’s clearly got a bright future in front of it as it grows.“

SPEAKERS 2020

Carlo Klein &

Wolfgang Nellen

FIREPROOF SKIN AND WEBBED FEET – WE ARE CRISPR'ING OUR WAY THROUGH THE APOCALYPSE

Genetic modifications with CRISPR-Cas make (almost) everything possible! How about radioactive radiation resistance? Insensitivity to pain? Infrared vision in nuclear winter? There are no limits to the imagination and we need your suggestions!

But this is only "serious fun" – with all the crazy ideas we will get back to reality, tell you how "CRISPR-ing" works, what is actually possible, what is imaginable and what is rather impossible.

Max Thinius

THE GREATEST FUTURE OF ALL TIME

New technologies often seem threatening because they are thought of as part of an "old industrial world". And this doesn't work.

Therefore, not only do we urgently need new technologies, but we must also learn to think differently. A look at the past may help. "Future of the Past" so to speak.

We learn lessons from the past, see where the current system threatens to collapse and where technology already exists, but the right way of thinking is missing.

Dr. Anna Zakrisson

THE WHITE PARLOR

In a not-so-distant dystopia, climate scientists are brought on trial at White Parlor, the Courthouse of The State, to answer for “climate-crimes against the people”. The Party states a failure to act to prevent the disaster.

In the end, it’s never about what actually happened, but about who owns the narrative. We follow a scientist through this process who tried to act, at least in the past, before she gave up and now has to defend herself.

 

Want to be part of

Children of Doom 2020?

SCIENCE

"CHILDREN OF DOOM OFFERS FACT-BASED SCIENCE THE STAGE IT DESERVES"

Children of Doom explores exciting and terrifying topics that have the potential to bring our civilization to the brink of destruction, while at the same time discussing solutions for a healthier, more sustainable future.

SURVIVAL

THE FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE FOCUSES ON COMBINING

THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE WITH PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS.

What skills will you need to survive doomsday? What knowledge have we forgotten thanks to modern technology?

SUSTAINABILITY

WHAT KIND OF FUTURE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?

Sustainability is not done with the removal of disposable coffee cups or plastic bags!