8–9 October 2020


Kati Kietzmann
+49 341 9733106

Dear iDiv scientists,

We are pleased to invite you to the fifth iDiv conference, the most important annual iDiv event that brings together experienced and young iDiv scientists. The conference provides an interactive forum for scientific exchange as well as for establishing new contacts and collaborations within the iDiv consortium.

The goal of this year’s conference is doing science together and kicking-off the 3rd funding phase, i.e. discussing approaches and planning next steps. It will be important to show to the DFG, the public and the scientific community that within the bridge year we can already provide first projects and results with regard to our new research questions, strategic projects, and support units. 

To achieve this, we will facilitate hands-on workshop sessions, with less presentations and more interactive formats. We will structure the contributions along the 18 questions in the iDiv renewal proposal, the strategic projects and support units. Based on demand, we may focus on a selected set of questions and projects.  

In addition, the conference will include the 2020 GMA for all members.

We hope to welcome you all in October at the conference!


Yours, on behalf of the iDiv Conference Organising Committee,

Aletta Bonn
Conference Chair


This year's Conference Organising Committee: Aletta Bonn (chair), Anna Heintz-Buschart, Ute Jandt, Kati Kietzmann Miguel Mahecha, Henrique Pereira, Christiane Roscher, Rebecca Thier-Lange

News / Corona information

22 July 2020
Going virtual: iDiv Conference 2020 online

The conference committee decided to hold this year's conference as an online event. Our current plan is to use zoom for most of the conference events. Training sessions will be offered before the conference.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submissions 1st call: 3 August
  • Deadline for submissions 2nd call: 31 August
  • Training on interactive tools: 8 & 11 September (workshop PIs only!)
  • Registration open: 14 September
  • Registration closed: 6 October


The registration for the iDiv Conference 2020 is closed.
Registered participants have received an e-mail with login information for the conference platform.


Code of Conduct

iDiv is committed to creating a work environment that is safe, professional and of mutual trust where diversity and inclusion are valued, and where everyone is entitled to be treated with courtesy and respect. If you feel you have experienced any harassment or discrimination or would like to report any concerns, the Conference Chair Aletta Bonn or a member of the committee are the persons you should speak to first. You can also send a confidential e-mail to to report a concern.

When should you speak up?

  1. Facing unacceptable abusive, bullying or intimidating behavior, e.g discrimination against age, hierarchical level, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic origin, religion or political belief.
  2. Facing health & safety risks: Persons engaging in behavior that might be dangerous to themselves or others. This includes the use of drugs or abuse of alcohol.

How to deal with unacceptable behavior?
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. In general, any measures depend on the severity of a certain behavior. Urgent matters will immediately be discussed and an appropriate action recommended or taken. Especially behaviors that might be dangerous to others are not tolerated and the person will be banned from the venue.

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