For one week in 2020, about 500 people attended the virtual Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), where selected young researchers from mathematics and computer science were able to interact with laureates of their disciplines. Laureates attending included winners of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize. Five con gressa staff members were present on site to support during the networking conference.
The event was orchestrated from the Computer Center of the University of Heidelberg with a pop-up studio able to offer editorial and technical support. An extensive scientific program was complemented by various interactive events such as office hours by the laureates which helped facilitate the exchange between the participants. The event also featured online exhibitions and film screenings as well as a poster session and evening talks which took place in a virtual reality environment. There was even a virtual after-conference party on the last evening (with dancing!).