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Get ready for MatchPoints in May

Despite Covid-19, MatchPoints 2021 will take place at the end of May as a hybrid conference. Mark the date if you’re interested in learning more about digitalisation and democracy.

2021.01.18 | Ida Hammerich Nielson

When Aarhus University holds its annual flagship conference MatchPoints on 27-29 May, part of it will take place online.

The conference planning is well under way, and even though it will take place under new conditions, an exciting program is emerging.

With the title “Democracy and Culture in the Digital Age”, the conference will focus on digitalisation and democracy, and participants can look forward to hearing political scientist Francis Fukuyama, award-winning author Anne Applebaum, senior manager at Microsoft Marianne Dahl, finance minister Nikolai Wammen as well as speakers in more than twenty thematic panels.

AU’s faculties take turns organising the conference, and this year Arts hosting the interdisciplinary MatchPoints conference. Professor Mads Rosendahl Thomsen is directing the conference.

“Corona has given us a number of challenges when it comes to organising this year’s MatchPoints conference. Even though we don’t have the final form in place yet because of Covid-19, I’m very happy that we can safely say it will be an interesting programme. And the corona situation makes the theme more current than ever,” he says. He encourages everyone interested in attending to save the dates now – whether you are a researcher or a member of the administrative staff.

Registration opens in February.

The conference is open to all, but employees at Aarhus University get a discount on the ticket price. Read more at matchpoints.au.dk (the page is updated regularly).

There will be more information about MatchPoints in February when registration opens.

About MatchPoints
Since 2007 Aarhus University has been holding MatchPoints Seminars, an academic conference with an outward-facing profile where researchers, politicians, journalists and business people meet. MatchPoints’ objective is to create dialogue about the most important topics of today between the university and the rest of society.

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