Packing too much content into your congress program stifles collaboration and innovation keeping research and development efforts slow at best. Milestones and preliminary scientific results should be communicated year-round so the focus of your congress is on facilitating discussions and fostering partnerships. After hearing proven examples, you’ll get the chance to explore strategies to inspire meaningful exchange, enable breakthroughs in your industry, and increase the impact of your congress.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Recognize the benefits of making your congress one part of a broader year-round content and engagement strategy.
  • Spark new collaboration opportunities by enabling content sharing and ongoing exchange online.
  • Integrate more engaging learning formats and community-building experiences into your congress.

Clock Hours: 1.25
Session Type: Workshop

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Sami Benchekroun



Sami Benchekroun is the cofounder and CEO of Morressier, the company that aims to accelerate scientific breakthroughs by building the home for early-stage research. His vision is to create a single place for pre-published research to be discussed, shared, analyzed, and discovered by the entire scientific ecosystem. Sami has over ten years of experience in academic conferences, scholarly publishing, and entrepreneurship, and a background studying business at ESCP in London, Paris and Berlin.

Felix Rundel



Felix curates the annual Falling Walls Conference in Berlin, an international platform gathering cutting-edge scientists and the world’s most influential thinkers and decision makers to discuss the question: Which are the next walls to fall? In addition to expanding a truly international network, Felix develops programs and events in order to drive forward the Falling Walls mission of connecting communities for global change. He is a lecturer at Technical University Berlin and gives talks and workshops on purpose-driven meeting design and the future of impact-oriented events and communities.
September 23 @ 10:45
10:45 — 12:00 (1h 15′)

Barcelona International Convention Centre

Felix Rundel, Sami Benchekroun