EDGE’s Retreat 2024

Get ready to ignite your creativity at EDGE’s Members Retreat: “Collective Effervescence”, on June 22-23, 2024, at EYE SQUARE, Berlin. Join us for a vibrant weekend of dynamic discussions, hands-on projects, and inspiring excursions. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect, collaborate, and unleash your creative potential!

Get ready to immerse yourself in an extraordinary weekend of connection, collaboration, and creativity at EDGE’s Members Retreat. This exciting event will take place on June 22 and 23, 2024, at the inspiring EYE SQUARE in Berlin. Designed to bring together the art and neuroscience communities, this retreat promises a vibrant atmosphere where ideas and creativity can flourish.

This years’ theme “Collective Effervescence” focuses on cultivating a dynamic environment where collective energy and shared experiences foster a sense of community and inspiration. Participants can engage in meaningful discussions, forge new collaborations, and unleash their creative potential. Whether you’re an artist, a neuroscientist, or somewhere in between, you’ll find a welcoming space to share your ideas and connect with like-minded individuals.

Retreat Program

Saturday, June 22

10:00 – 11:00 > Welcome and Housekeeping

  • Kick off the retreat with a warm welcome, essential information, and a chance to meet fellow attendees.

11:00 – 13:00 > Speed Meeting, Talks, and Activities

  • Dive into dynamic discussions, share your ideas, and discover potential collaborators in a series of engaging activities.

13:00 – 14:00 > Break

14:00 – 17:00 > Makers’ Space

  • Participate in hands-on projects or bring your creative vision to life in a collaborative environment.

17:00 – 18:00 > Break

18:00 – 20:00 > Long Night of Science Excursion (location TBD)

  • Explore the vibrant science scene in Berlin with a curated excursion.

20:00 – 21:00 > Break

21:00 – Open End > Night Gathering (location TBD)

  • Continue the conversation and connections in a relaxed and social setting.

Sunday, June 23

12:00 – 13:00 > Movement and Brunch

  • Start the day with revitalizing activities followed by a nourishing brunch.

13:00 – 14:00 > EDGE’s Elections

  • Participate in shaping the future of our community through democratic engagement.

14:00 – 15:00 > Break

15:00 – 18:00 > “Dare to Know?” Workshop by Dimitra Mazaraki 

  • Join us for a delightful journey where the mysteries of neuroscience come alive through art! This workshop is designed to unravel the fascinating basics of neuroscience, blending science and creativity to reveal what’s truly magical about our minds. We’ll explore the history, core principles, and clinical applications of neuroscience, drawing inspiration from these discoveries to create your own neuro-art masterpieces. We’ll provide all the materials you need to bring your visions to life! Just bring your imaginations and thirst for knowledge.

    Get ready to dive into a world where art and science collide and discover the brain like never before. Let’s create, learn, and be amazed together!

18:00 – Open End > BBQ

As the day transitions into a balmy Berlin evening, join us for a casual and convivial BBQ. Enjoy grilled delights, chilled drinks, and great company in this urban oasis. It’s the perfect way to unwind and connect after a day of creativity and collaboration.


The retreat will take place at the EYE SQUARE in Berlin. Located in the heart of Berlin, EYE SQUARE is easily accessible and surrounded by the city’s vibrant cultural scene.

The BBQ will take place at Görlitzer Park (Görli), just a 10-minute walk from EYE SQUARE, providing a relaxed setting for further networking and enjoyment amidst Berlin’s urban charm.

Join us at EDGE’s Retreat 2024!

The EDGE’s Members Retreat 2024 is your chance to be part of an event that not only celebrates creativity and innovation but also strengthens the bonds within our diverse community. No registration is required—just come for an unforgettable weekend of Collective Effervescence!

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