Femtec. GmbH Conference EuroWISTDOM


Monday, 19th February 2007 – 9.30 - 17.30 hrs
9.30 -
Welcoming Speech Dr. Helga Lukoschat
Managing Director, Femtec. GmbH, Germany
Opening Talk Robert O'Meara
Scientific Officer, European Commission, Belgium

Michael Thielen
Permanent State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany
10.00 -
Science and Technology – A Subject for Movies and TV?
Dr. Marion Esch
Research Director, Femtec. GmbH, Germany

Dr. Andrew Millington
Managing Director, OMNI Communications Ltd., Great Britain
11.0015 min. Tea and Coffee Break
11.15 -
Panel Discussion:
Science and Technology as an Opportunity for Exciting TV Drama and Positive Role Models for Women
Prof. Dr. Lucienne Blessing
Institute for Construction, Micro and Medicine Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Jessica Pope
Executive Producer Drama, BBC, Great Britain

Dr. Gabriela Sperl
Managing Director, Sperl + Schott Film GmbH, Germany

Doris J. Heinze
Head of TV Plays, Movies, Cinema, and Theatre, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Germany

Anja Kunze
Femtec Student, Germany

Prof. Dr. Barbara Schaeffer-Hegel
Chairwomen of the Supervisory Board of Femtec Inc., Germany
12.451 hour Lunch Break
13.45 -
Parallel Panels:

Panel 1

Which Topics and Characters in TV-Drama – Single Films, Series, and Soaps - are Girls and Young Women Interested in? And What Might They Find Exciting?  
  Introductory Talk Dr. Maya Götz
Head of IZI, International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television, Germany
  Statements and Discussion Christoph Pellander
Editor Marienhof, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Germany

Hortense Ullrich
Bestseller Writer, Children’s Books, Germany

Dr. Doris Elster
Leibniz Institute for Science Education, Germany

Julia Brüker
Femtec Student, Germany

Solveig Wehking
Wehking PR, Germany

Panel 2

How to Turn Exciting Scientific Issues into Entertaining TV-Drama–Single Films, Series, and Soaps?  
  Introductory Talk David Harsent
Writer, Great Britain
  Statements and Discussion Elke Ried
Managing Director, Zieglerfilm Köln, Germany

Katharina Uppenbrink
Managing Director, Verband deutscher Drehbuchautoren e. V. (Association of German Writers), Germany

Dr. Pablo Hagemeyer
Managing Director, The Dox Medical Consulting TV/Film, Germany

Dr. Sigrid Eeckhout
European Synchroton Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France

Martin Spiewak
Journalist for Research, DIE ZEIT, Germany

Panel 3

Outlook on the Future: Key Technologies and Scientific Issues  
  Statements and Discussion Prof. Dr. Lucienne Blessing
Institute for Construction, Micro- and Medicine Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Dr. Elfriede Simon
Hardware Development of Power & Sensor Systems, Siemens AG, Germany

Prof. Dr. Burghilde Wieneke-Toutaoui
Chairwomen “Women in Engineering Profession”, VDI – The Association of German Engineers Vice-President, Technische Fachhochschule Berlin – University of Applied Sciences – Germany

Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker
Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, Germany

Dr. Vera Meyer
Institute of Biotechnology, specialised on Microbiology and Genetics, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

PD Dr. Martina Schraudner
Strategische Forschungsplanung Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, (Strategic Planning, Fraunhofer Association)
15.4515 min. Tea and Coffee Break
16.00 -
Final Panel Discussion:
To Copy or to Innovate? Strategies and Chances for New TV Content
Volker Szezinski
Head of Program Planning, Deputy Program Director, SAT1, Germany

Birte Dronsek
Head of Editorial Office Word II, Main Editorial Office Entertainment-Word, ZDF, Germany

Daniele Jörg
Deputy Head of Department, WDR Program Group Science, Germany

Prof. Dr. Marc Drüner
Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin (University), Germany

Dr. Bettina Brinkmann
Head of Formats, European Broadcasting Union

Stephanie Barrett
Dr. Marion Esch
Femtec. GmbH, Germany
  Concluding Remarks (with Drinks)