Midis MINATEC brown-bag lunch talks tally up more than 80,000 attendees
Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, Life @ MINATEC, MINATEC, News
Published : 6 June 2016
MINATEC’s weekly brown-bag lunch talks are more popular than ever! Since 2008, the talks have brought in more than 80,000 attendees, with an average of 270 people each week over the past three years. The 300th Midi MINATEC will be held in September. The talks are free of charge and sandwiches are on the house. Attendees are simply required to register.
The best-loved topics include new energy technologies and microelectronics, as evidenced by the record attendance at a talk on “Silicon, a familiar yet little-known material.” More open topics, like “The relationship between progress and innovation,” and guest lectures by foreign scientists like Amy Wagoner Johnson or Michel W. Barsoum or high-school students have also been a big draw in recent months.