With over 600 participants, the MINT-EC Excellence School Network held its virtual school principals’ conference on November 6, 2020, which also celebrated the network’s 20th anniversary. The gathering on the virtual event platform Let’s Get Digital (LGD) saved some CO2 – at least 62,579.66 kg! STEM-enthusiastic schools had the opportunity to present themselves and their projects at their own booths on the platform, and there were numerous networking opportunities. For example, more than 400 randomly generated conversations took place between two participants at a time in the platform’s so-called networking carousel. Personal video messages to the school principals came from Federal Minister Anja Karliczek and Prof. Dr. Christian Drosten, among others.
LGD was also used for the MINT-EC Digital Forum on February 26, 2021, and ensured that around 600 students and teachers were able to meet for a productive exchange. Other tools integrated into LGD enabled participants to interact and network in individually designed spaces, for example.
con gressa was responsible for the conceptual and organizational planning as well as for the technical support of the conferences.