The CERN Alumni Second Collisions event revolves around one main theme: "Research Matters". Our aim is to highlight and demonstrate the positive impact of our alumni on society through our speakers, all of whom are working in significant sectors. However, all of our alumni impact our society one way or another. That is why we are also introducing a means to provide participants with inspiring and enriching networking sessions at dedicated times over the weekend.

Our networking tables will be divided in three main categories: Our Speakers’ Topics,  Science, Outreach, Art and Collaboration and  finally CERN & You. Each category comprises a wide variety of intriguing topics, meant to spark meaningful conversations and create strong connections. Discussions include those being tackled by our speakers: Space, AI, MedTech, Sustainability and sessions covering subjects such as diversity and inclusion, public outreach, science and art and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, we are delighted that Alumni Relations specialist and member of the CERN Alumni Advisory Board,  Maria Gallo will be hosting a table to help you get the most out of the CERN Alumni Network, 'The Power and Purpose of Alumni Networks' . At key points in the event, certain CERN Alumni Companies will also organise presentations at the Companies Presentation tables (see timetable above).

Additionally, one special table will be dedicated to Meeting the Management, giving participants a great opportunity to meet the leading decision makers of CERN and to ask questions and share their experiences. Representatives from both CERN Departments and the Experiments are going to be present. Will YOU? Sign up at and get ready to expand your High-Energy Network.

Networking tables will be open at the following times:

Friday: 19.15 - 20.15
Saturday: 16:30 - 17:30
Sunday: 14:00 - 15:00

I. circle – speakers’ topics

  • Space, Transport, Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science
  • MedTech
  • Quantum Computing
  • Environment and Sustainability

II. circle – science, outreach, art and collaboration

  • Public Outreach as a Means of Restoring Public Trust in Science
  • Science is Everybody's Party a.k.a D&I in Science
  • Science and Art – Colliding Two Worlds
  • Covid19 and a Case for Collaboration and Co-creation across Disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship

III. circle – CERN & You

  • Meet the Management
  • You in the Spotlight! Navigating Out of Academia to a New Sector
  • The Power and Purpose of Alumni Networks Tips to build your network starting with CERN OR Strategic Networking (with Dr. Maria Gallo)
  • Companies presentation
  • Escape Game
  • CERN Quiz

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