The annual ZiF-Konferenz is dedicated to a topic of high social relevance. In cooperation with leading scholars doing research in the respective fields, the ZiF Board of Directors invites international experts to give a lecture.

The ZiF-Konferenz is open to the public and takes place in the ZiF plenary hall. Persons interested in attending are requested to let our conference office know in advance.

11 April 2019 Europa und die Welt der Grenzen
Oliver Flügel-Martinsen (Bielefeld, GER), Kirsten Kramer (Bielefeld, GER), Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka (Bielefeld, GER), Andreas Vasilache (Bielefeld, GER), Véronique Zanetti (Bielefeld, GER)
21 November 2017 Arbeit 4.0 - Potentiale, Probleme, Perspektiven
Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka (Bielefeld, GER), Véronique Zanetti (Bielefeld, GER), Günter Maier (Bielefeld, GER)
25 October 2016 Big Data – Herausforderung für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Jürgen Jost (Leipzig, GER), Michael Röckner (Bielefeld, GER)
24 November 2015 Intelligence: Man Meets Technology
Helge Ritter (Bielefeld, GER), Marc Ernst (Bielefeld, GER)
30 April 2014 Why Europe?
Philippe Blanchard (Bielefeld, GER), Ulrike Davy (Bielefeld, GER), Dieter Grimm (Berlin, GER)
8 March 2013 CERN - Large-scale Research in Current Natural Sciences
Philippe Blanchard (Bielefeld, GER), Michael Röckner (Bielefeld, GER), Helmut Satz (Bielefeld, GER)
1 February 2012 Hat Demokratie eine Zukunft?
Philippe Blanchard (Bielefeld, GER), Ulrike Davy (Bielefeld, GER), Véronique Zanetti (Bielefeld, GER)
19 January 2011 Finanzkrise: Ursachen, Wirkungen, Schlussfolgerungen
Philippe Blanchard (Bielefeld, GER), Ulrike Davy (Bielefeld, GER), Herbert Dawid (Bielefeld, GER), Reinhard Selten (Bonn, GER)
5 - 6 November 2009 The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals - In Honour of Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday