con gressa has been organizing a variety of events for the Alexander von Humbold Foundation for many years – since 2020 nearly all of them online. Special times require special measures: in 2020 and 2021 con gressa designed and orchestrated, among other things, the foundation‘s annual conference as elaborate multimedia online events. Each running for two days, over 1,000 people from all over the world were able to network in a “virtual venue” and participate in up to 35 talks and workshops – with overwhelmingly positive feedback. In addition to the conceptual design of the event, con gressa also penned the script for the opening, managed the acquisition of speakers for the science talks, handled participation management and was responsible for the comprehensive technical support of the events.
Currently, we are responsible for the Foundation’s annual receptions, the meetings of the International Advisory Board and also the upcoming annual conference. We organize events within the framework of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative and the Humboldt Colloquia, which we hope will soon be held again in person throughout the world. Not only does con gress perform classic agency services such as complete event organization and budget monitoring, participation management, VIP support and designing of publications, we also complement each situation according to the specific requirements of the event format – depending on whether it is an on-site event, a hybrid format or a purely online event, con gressa has the expertise to (further) develop event formats.
Fotos: David Ausserhofer (www.ausserhofer.de), Jens Jeske