16th – 17th September 2021 / @NOI Techpark

Thanks to all for participating in
the Futurological Congress!

Eurac Research
Noi Techpark

Energy keeps our planet turning and drives all areas of human activity. Energy is life and the responsible use of it is the crucial point for sustainable development and the continued existence of our species. Since 1950, humankind has consumed more energy than in the previous 12,000 years combined. Coined the Anthropocene, this dawning of a new Earth age recognises humans as the most important factor influencing the planet’s biological, geological and atmospheric processes. So, our future and that of our planet is indeed in our hands – more than ever before.

“Energy: The Universal Currency” is the theme of this year’s Futurological Congress, organised by the Center for Advanced Studies of Eurac Research in cooperation with Transart – the festival of contemporary culture. Addressing questions about the future requires all disciplines and this year’s edition not only highlights topics of energy consumption and physical energy but also seeks to consolidate the positioning of social energy, energy as a transcendental force radiated by works of art and even spiritual energy in our society. Uniting various scientific keynote speakers, open discussions and art performances, the hybrid festival will take place on the 16th and 17th of September both in person at the NOI Techpark and online via live streams. Speakers and performers include economist and futurologist Karin Frick, kinetic art creator Theo Jansen, the economist and former Secretary General of the Club of Rome Graeme Maxton, architect and urban technologist Areti Markopoulou, rock and experimental vocalist Daisy Press and the pianist Christoph Grund.

Our speakers will be talking in English and German.
Simultaneous translation is not provided.


Futurological Congress


16/09/2021 – NOI Techpark / Online
Futurological Congress


17/09/2021 – NOI Techpark / Online

Speakers & Artists

Graeme Maxton

Climate change economist

Areti Markopoulou

Architect & urban technologist

Theo Jansen

Kinetik art creator

Karin Frick

Economist & futurologist

Fabio Pacucci


Roland Psenner

President of Eurac Research

Harald Desing

Environmental engineer

Sibylle Trawöger

Theologian & environmental engineer

Walter von Lucadou

Parapsychological counsellor

Michaela Egarter

Alpine guide

Wolfram Sparber

Head of the Institute for Renewable Energy

Harald Pechlaner

Head of the Center for Advanced Studies

Stefano di Buduo

Video Artist

Daisy Press


Christoph Grund


Liquid Loft

Dance Company

Our speakers will be talking in English and German.
Simultaneous translation is not provided.

For all those who cannot physically come to the NOI-Techpark, we will stream the entire event live on this website. All those who would like to be present on site are kindly requested to register.


I intend to reserve a seat for: (choose one or both)
DAY 1 (16th of Sept.)DAY 2 (17th of Sept.)

Covid Rules

Wear a mask

Sanitize your hands

Maintain social distancing

Entrance only with EU Digital COVID Certificate


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