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“Bounds of Humanity”

The 1st International Students’ Conference ICON Mainz 2018 will be held on 2nd and 3rd Nov. 2018

at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

Who are we?

We are a group of students of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) who organizes the first annual international
students’ conference that will be held at JGU. The conference is open to all university students worldwide. It’s our
pleasure to invite you to participate in this event. The conference language is English.

What’s the topic?

We searched for a topic which resonates with all students, facilitates interdisciplinary discussions, and encompasses
existential concerns, as well as current and future challenges. That’s why we decided on “Bounds of Humanity”. Are
there bounds for humankind and humanity? What are the limits of responsibility? Can we overcome mental, political,
and social boundaries? Come to Mainz and discuss, among other things: social constructs, bioethics, human rights,
and conceptions of humanity.

Topics of interest could be

• identities (gender, disability, nationality, stereotypes, xenophobia)
• cloning, organ donation, fertility, healthcare systems
• immigration law, refugee policy
• freedom of speech and of the media (and attacks on it)
• the impact of climate change on humanity and vice versa

We will offer a variety of key note sessions, individual and joint talks, and a closing workshop for all participants.
Submit your abstract for an individual or joint talk. Please find our guidelines for authors of abstracts . Deadline for abstract submission is 22nd July 2018.

Why should you take part?

• expand your knowledge in and outside your field, think out of the box
• connect with people from all around the world
• present your paper and/or participate in discussions
• publish your paper (optional)
• improve your soft skills
• receive a certificate of attendance

…and because we want you to be a part of it!

Place: campus of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

Date: 2nd and 3rd November 2018

More information will be available on our website and Facebook page very soon.

For any inquiries, please contact:

We look forward to seeing you at ICON Mainz 2018 and to receiving your submissions.