Social activities

In order to meet fellow researchers, we provide some opportunities to chat, connect and even compete with each other. Via the #social_lounge channel on Slack, you can introduce yourself and chat with others. Furthermore, we have planned two social events: a pub quiz and virtual drinks (but bring your own drinks!).

Pub Quiz: Wednesday June 3rd 19:00 - 21:00

The IMPRS Conference Pubquiz will take place on the evening of the first conference day, 3rd of June, 19.00 - 21.00 (CEST), exciting! You can sign up here as an individual or as a team of up to 6 people (note that if you sign up alone we will partner you up with other people who also signed up alone to form a team). To look for team mates, take a look on Slack (in the #social_lounge) or via Twitter to see who else is registered to our conference and ask if they would like to join forces with you in the quiz.

The online pub quiz will be live streamed on Youtube and those who signed up will receive the link on the day of the pubquiz via email. More information on how the questions will be answered will be announced in due time. Before the pub quiz starts, each team should start their own video conference (e.g., on Zoom, Jitsi, BigBlueButton or Skype), and one member per team will be in charge of filling in the answers. More instructions will follow on the livestream from 19:00 onwards. During the quiz, you can communicate with your team via your video conference to decide on the correct answer, and the member in charge of answering will do so for the wholeteam. Are you ready to compete?

Virtual Drinks: Thursday June 4th 19:00 - 20:00

To join our virtual drinks, follow the link to the Zoom Meeting. The password will be announced on Slack in the #general_announcments channel. We will create 50 breakout rooms between which you will be able to move freely as you wish. This way, you can form smaller or larger groups. In the beginning, you might be assigned to a room at random, but after joining the first room, you will be able to switch freely. Have a look around for people you want to talk to, or listen to some conversations and decide whether you want to stay or move on. Just imagine this to be a bar where people are standing together in different groups, you can grab a drink and wander around. You can first join one a/conference-information/e-conference/IMPRS Conference 2020 Booklet (03062020)V2.pdfction. At the end of the booklet you will find some further explanation on breakout rooms. Enjoy!

Room 1. What is your favourite pun?
Room 2. What is your favourite word?
Room 3. Which strange fears do you have?
Room 4. Describe your English accent?
Room 5. Who is your hero?
Room 6. What is your favourite music genre?
Room 7. What do you like to do on the weekend?
Room 8. If any animal could be transformed to pet-size, which pet would you want to have?
Room 9. What sports do you like to watch?
Room 10. What will you do first when quarantine is lifted?
Room 11. What is the last book you read?
Room 12. What is your favourite animal?
Room 13. What science topic are you working on?
Room 14. What was the last film you saw?
Room 15. What is your favourite drink?
Room 16. Which language would you like to learn?
Room 17. What is your best recipe?
Room 18. What hobbies do you have?
Room 19. What is the best proverb in your language?
Room 20. What field of science interests you do if not the one you’re currently working in?
Room 21. Which era in history would you want to live in?
Room 22. Where do you live?
Room 23. What is your guilty pleasure?
Room 24. What bodily talent do you have (wiggle ear, eyebrow raise, etc.)
Room 25. What is the best book you ever read?
Room 26. What book genre do you like most?
Room 27. Do you have pets? (show!)
Room 28. Who is your ‘science hero’?
Room 29. Which languages do you speak?
Room 30. How was the weather today?
Room 31. Which conference talk did you like most?
Room 32. What is your favourite food?
Room 33. What do you recommend to tourists in your country?
Room 34. What item do you always take with you?
Room 35. Do you like taking care of plants/ gardening?
Room 36. What country would you like to visit?
Room 37. What is the best film you ever saw?
Room 38. Are you a morning- or evening person?
Room 39. How do you normally travel to work?
Room 40. What skill would you like to gain?
Room 41. What do you do to stay healthy?
Room 42. What is your favourite landmark?
Room 43. What superpower would you want?
Room 44. What pizza is the best?
Room 45. Which mythical creature would you like to have as a pet?
Room 46. What is the strangest dream you have had?
Room 47. What is your favourite season?
Room 48. Would you go on a world trip alone?
Room 49. If you had a box of chocolates, which flavour would you eat first?
Room 50. What sports do you like to do?