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Center for Learning Systems Fellow Retreat 2015
19-21 October 2015, Kandersteg, Switzerland

We are pleased to invite you to the first Fellow retreat of the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems. The retreat will take place from October, 19th - October, 21th in Kandersteg, Switzerland – a beautiful municipality in the Bernese Alps. We cordially invite all fellows and associated fellows from the Center for Learning Systems to participate in the retreat and benefit from this unique opportunity to share your current research, to network with other researchers from your field and to foster new research ideas.


The Center for Learning Systems Fellow retreat specifically addresses PhD students, Post-docs, and junior research group leaders within the Center to meet and get to know colleagues from MPI and ETH in an informal atmosphere.

The format will allow for a mix of research and social interactions. In a self-organized manner, we will identify research challenges around which small work groups (5-7 people) are formed. Evening poster sessions will allow participants to discuss their current research. Finally, different fun activities and events from hiking to gaming will be offered.

Schedule CLS Retreat 2015

Monday, October 19th

Description From To
Arrival in Kandersteg (pick up by the hotel) 13:41 14:00
Check-in Rooms 14:00 15:00
Welcoming / Coffee 15:00 15:30
Overview / Introductions 15:30 17:00
Walk / Fresh Air 17:00 17:30
Group prep meetings 17:30 18:30
Dinner 18:30 19:30
Social evening program 19:30 -

Tuesday, October 20th

Description From To
Breakfast 08:30 09:00
Group work 09:00 10:30
Coffee Break 10:30 10:45
Group Work 10:45 12:15
Walk to the lake 12:15 13:00
Picnic at the lake 13:00 14:00
Hiking 14:00 17:00
Group Work / Poster Session 17:00 18:30
Dinner 18:30 20:30
Night Activity 20:30 -

Wednesday, October 21st

Description From To
Breakfast 08:30 009:00
Group work 09:00 10:30
Coffee Break 10:30 11:00
Closing, summary 11:00 12:15
Lunch 12:15 -
free time, individual return - -


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