Symposium

The VIScon 2022 Symposium will take place on October 15th 2022. We are excited by this years schedule and are looking forward to welcoming you!

Symposium FAQ

What is a Symposium?

Quotation Wikipedia: An academic conference or scientific conference (also: symposium, workshop, meeting, etc.) is a event for researchers (not necessarily academics) to present and discuss their work. Together with academic or scientific journals, conferences provide an important channel for exchange of information between researchers.

In our case: A part of VIScon where many different speakers from companies and researchers visit us to talk about their current research or work. There will be many different talks spread over the day.

When and where will the next Symposium take place?

The VIScon Symposium will take place on October 15th 2022, in the HG building at ETH (Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich).

What does it cost?

A tickets cost: 10 CHF

Where and when can I pay?

I am an ETH student: You can pay online when signing up to the symposium.

I am a student of another university: If your university does account managing through SWITCH EduID, you can just log in at the sign up page and sign up like everybode else.

None of the above applies to me: You can create a new EduID account here and use it to sign up.

What will these talks be about?

We are going to have four tracks: Computer Science, Interdisciplinary, Security and the Entrepreneurship Track.

  • The Technical Computer Science track will cover up-to-date subjects. You should bring some interest in this subject and computer science.
  • The Interdisciplinary track is supposed to target people from other fields of study that are interested in Computer Science. Also, it could be interesting for Computer Science students from lower semesters that don't have such a big CS knowledge yet. (little CS knowledge required)
  • The Security track will focus on going deeper into everything regarding Security
  • The Entrepreneurship track covers success and other entrepreneurial stories. (no CS knowledge required)

Will there be goodies?

Of course there will be goodies! Everyone will get a goodie bag, but it wouldn't be fun if I already told you what you will find in it, would it?

I want to help. What can I do?

We are always on the lookout for helpers and we'd be glad to have you with us. We will publish a registration link soon.

I want to join the VIScon Committee. What can I do?

We need your help to make VIScon an amazing experience. If you'd like to help, don't hesitate to contact us at viscon[at]vis.ethz.ch. You can join our team with your preferred focus: Operations, Symposium, Hackathon, Infrastructure or Catering.

I have more questions!

Send us an email at hackathon[at]vis.ethz.ch.