EDGE’s Retreat 2024

Members, mark your calendars for EDGE’s Retreat 2024: “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. This exclusive weekend is your opportunity to reconnect, collaborate, and explore new ideas with other members, face-to-face.

Prepare for an interactive weekend at EDGE’s Members Retreat on June 22 and 23, 2024, at EYE SQUARE in Berlin. This dynamic, member-only event is filled with discussions, projects, and excursions, providing the perfect opportunity for connecting and collaborating with others in the art and neuroscience communities.

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 explore their creativity. 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, a speed meeting session, and quick icebreaker games.

11:00 – 13:00 > Talks and Activities

  • Explore EDGE’s future plans, organizational details, and opportunities, alongside engaging activities to maintain a lively atmosphere.

13:00 – 14:00 > Break

14:00 – 16:30 > Makerspace and Circle Meetings

  • Participate in a relaxed setting to work on personal projects or join project circle meetings.

16:30 > Pitches and Closing Remarks

  • Pitch your project ideas or find potential collaborators.

17:00 – 19:00 > Break

19:00 – 21:00 > Long Night of Science Excursion (optional*)

*Requires an event ticket (from €14)

21:30 – Open End > Night Gathering (location TBD)

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

Sunday, June 23

12:00 – 13:00 > Morning Movement

  • Start the day with light physical activities to energize.

13:00 – 14:00 > EDGE’s Elections

  • Participate in electing the new Treasurer and reviewing the association’s resources and activities.

14:00 – 15:00 > Break

15:00 – 15:30 > EDGE’s Open Day Kick-off**

  • Get acquainted with the community and learn more about EDGE.


15:30 – 18:00 > “Dare to Know?” Workshop by Dimitra Mazaraki 

  • The workshop aims to introduce the fundamentals of neuroscience in a creative context, providing insights into the fascinating world of our brains. Participants will learn about the history, key concepts, and practical uses of neuroscience. Using these insights as inspiration, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own neuro-art pieces.Explore the intersection of art and science with us and gain a new perspective on the brain. Let’s enjoy creating, learning, and discovering together!

    All materials will be provided; just bring your curiosity and interest in learning.

18:30 – Open End > Potluck BBQ at Görli

  • As the day turns into a pleasant Berlin evening, join us for a relaxed and friendly BBQ. Please bring your own food and drinks to share as we gather to unwind and connect in this urban oasis with other members. It’s the perfect opportunity to foster connections 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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