Academia Europaea Conference

[Introduction to AE 2012 led by Bergen  men's choir]
This week I was hired as a "conference assistant" for the Academia Europaea conference 2012 in Bergen. It is a 3 day event of workshops, lectures and discussions of various disciplines: business, psychology, climate and environment, policy, etc. William Miller from the University of Michigan gave a talk today in the psychology session, and tomorrow I will get to sit in on some of the biology lectures.

[Concert at Troldhaugen.]
The perks of this gig have of course been creating potential networks, free food and some extra spending money! However, today was a bonus with a special performance of Norwegian master pieces (works of Edvard Grieg and Ole Bull) by two of Norway's most talented musicians, violinist Henning Kraggerud and pianist Håvard Gimse. What a treat! The venue is amazing, with a window from the stage looking out over the small cabin where Greig wrote many of his pieces and the water.

[Et Sæterbesøg - A mountain Vision (Ole Bull, 1848)]

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