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.

1 December 2020 Herausforderung Energiewende
Gernot Akemann (Bielefeld, GER), Carsten Reinhardt (Bielefeld, GER), Robert Schlögl (Berlin, GER)
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