In the beginning of November a joint Small Pitching School was launched by the OSCE Academy, DAAD Bishkek, Falling Walls Lab Bishkek and ololohaus. This Small Pitching School aims at enhancing the presentation skills of 25 participants, 5 of whom are OSCE Academy MA students, and at preparing them to compete in the Falling Walls Lab Bishkek 2019. It is composed of four modules: project development, visualization, psychological preparation and acting. Each module consists of two to five weekly 3-hour sessions, most of which will be exclusive for participants. The lectures and workshops are held by Kyrgyz citizens as well as by foreigners, who are experts in various fields. Among the experts teaching the workshops two come from the Academy – DAAD Visiting Professor Dr. Anja Mihr and Visiting Fellow and alumnus Ernist Turdubaev. The sessions are interleaved with stories of successful pitchers.
Falling Walls is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Inspired by this world-changing event on 9 November 1989, the question of every Falling Walls gathering is: Which walls will fall next? Falling Walls fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society. The Falling Walls Foundation, a charity, is generously supported by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Helmholtz Association, the Berlin Senate and numerous other acclaimed academic institutions, foundations, companies, non-governmental organisations and prominent individuals.
The Falling Walls Conference is an annual global gathering of forward thinking individuals from 80 countries organised by the Falling Walls Foundation. Each year on 9 November – the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – 20 of the world’s leading scientists are invited to Berlin to present their current breakthrough research. The Conference aims at identifying trends, opportunities and solutions for global challenges and discover international breakthrough research; connecting outstanding researchers from different disciplines and support the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas internationally; building bridges between business, politics, academia and the arts; inspiring people to break down walls in science and society. In 15-minute-talks, researchers from all disciplines present their work in front of 700 international guests.