Registration is open! ​
We will update this site. Please note that there will be positions open on the Board, and we encourage you to run for the elections. We will also give out certificates to all new members this year at the meeting.
AGM, Nov. 28:
Register for our AGM here:–barcelona-2138960723
Please remember to book your accommodation separately, as this is not included in the registration fee. Our members are advised to stay at the CSIC residence for researchers which is a 3 minute walk from the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC) and is ca. 70 EUR per night (places are limited though, so pending availability).

Joint meeting, Nov. 29:
You are welcome to attend the AE meeting, but please register separately for this here:




Tuesday 27.11.2018
20.30 – Dinner and get-together FYAEs
Wednesday 28.11.2018
09.00 – 09.30 Residencia CSIC Welcome, Summary by Marcel
09.30 – 10.00 Update on Board (for elections), financial summary
10.00 – 11.00 Scientific Talks:
Gemma Modinos – “The role of emotional brain circuits in the development of psychosis”
Linn Leppert – “Accurate computer simulations of energy materials with quantum mechanics”
Frederick Verbruggen – “Control of Impulsive Action”
11.00 – 11.30 Pitch of people interested in running for elections and coffee break
11.30 – 12.00 Elections
12.00 – 12.45 Academics Anonymous panel discussion
12.45 – 13.00 Election results (followed by first meeting of new Board)
13.00 – 14.30 Cloister courtyard (IEC) Lunch
14.30 – 15.30 Session Plan S (invited speaker: Robert-Jan Smits, Patrick Gamez)
15.30 – 16.00 discussion of survey results
16.00h Closing (Joint meeting with AE begins)
16.00 – 18.00 Delivery of Diplomas to the new Members of the AE and the YAE
2nd part, open to the general public
19.00 – 21.00 Disputatio of Barcelona 2018: Cooperation vs. Competition
— Disputantes: Hervé Moulin (Glasgow) vs. Gabrielle Demange (Paris)
— Coordinator: Salvador Barberà (UAB)
— Open discussion with the attendants
Thursday 29.11.2018
09.00 – 18.30 CosmoCaixa
– 2018 AE-Heinz-Nixdorf ERASMUS Medal and Laudatio
– Balzan Lectures
– COST Lectures
– AE Gold Medal award to the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina)
– Lecture by Robert-Jan Smits (former DG research and innovation of the European Commission): “Science, Europe’s precious asset”
YAE Prize and Laudatio: Gabi Lombardo, “Encouraging a strong SSH scientific community to serve society’s wellbeing”
– YAE Session: “Metrics in Science: A bridge too far?”
• Sarah de Rijcke, “Metrics and science”
• Anna Marmadoro, “Time after change”
– Reception for new members
20.00 – 21.00 Concert by The Gani Mirzo Band
21.00 – 22.30 Reception and Hot Buffet
Friday 30.11.2018
Post-conference field trip (Banyoles/Olot/Besalú)