Specialist conferences in Aachen Scaling professional heights
Eleven players on the field, shin guards in place, all wearing football strip. They’re off! A murmur runs through the crowd…
- Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium
- Aachen Laser Technology Congress
- International Colloquium on Refractories
- International Plastics Technology Colloquium
- Aachen Colloquium “Automobile and Engine Technology”
Yet their “goal” is not on the field, but – literally – in a different dimension. They’re making a human pyramid on the floor of the Europa Room of the Eurogress Conference Centre, and one of them’s going to bag the summit!
“A game lasts for 90 minutes” and “the ball is round” – those are the basic rules of German soccer. And yet, as students and staff at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute of Production Technology (IPT) regularly demonstrate beyond doubt at the Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium, accepted rules can be questioned successfully. Traditionally, they put together the conference’s evening event themselves and take a sideways look at what goes on in the institute by way of sketches, attractions and musical performances – and up-to-the-minute issues like the European soccer championships are opportunities too good to miss.
Collect important references in Eurogress conference centre
A time to network, to showcase one’s capability to a wide audience of specialists and still have a bit of fun. This rather special atmosphere is what sets the conference city of Aachen apart. Eurogress – Aachen’s conference centre near the centre of the city – has it all. Here, former students meet their old pals, developers meet entrepreneurs and scientists meet researchers. Here, over 1,000 experts from up to 50 nations discuss the latest in technology and equipment, and the popular “poster sessions” give students an opportunity to collect important references for their future careers.
Whether the subject matter is fireproofing, textile research or some other specialism – when in absorbing conversations, the summit baggers of yesterday, today and tomorrow forget the world around them. The end of the conference is never the end of the discussion. Thankfully downtown Aachen with its famous bars and restaurants is never far away…
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