The 2014 edition of the World Knowledge Dialogue (WKD) meeting will take place in Villars-sur-Ollon (Switzerland) from October 19 to 22, 2014. This year again, the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary workshops will address a particularly fascinating subject, entitled :

"Modelization of conflict : from escalade to explosion"

Are you interested? Please send a motivation letter with your C.V. to the secretariat : "Martine.Moreillon@unil.ch

WKD is an academic Foundation operating under the auspices of the Universities of Lausanne, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Zurich and the Swiss Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), which organizes highly interdisciplinary think-out-of-the-box and free-thinking workshops on complex subjects




Welcome to the 2013 edition of the World Knowledge Dialogue (WKD) meeting, which will take place in Villars-sur-Ollon (Switzerland) from October 27 to 30. This year again, the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary workshops will address a particularly fascinating subject, entitled :


Bodies in context: interdisciplinary perspectives on social coordination
27/30.10.2013


The WKD 2013 took place in Villars-sur-Ollon late October. Here is a short feed back of the three days that panelists of experts in primate ethology, anthropology, sociology, literature, dramaturgy, criminal sciences, information technology, and stage actors have spent together. Following the WKD tradition, the panel has encompassed both experts and younger scientists at the graduate student and post-doctoral levels. The goals of the WKD workshop series are described below.

During WKD 2013, Sahar El Khoury, Kristina Köhler and Nicholas Weeks, young researchers have replied to the following questions:
  • How did the WKD get your attention?
  • What is your field of research?
  • What makes this event so interesting for you?
  • How do the "Ateliers" work?
  • What did you discover at the WKD?
  • What was a highlight for you at the WKD?

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Sahar El Khoury, EPFL

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Kristina Köhler, University of Zürich

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Nicholas Weeks, University of Geneva

Simona Pekarek, Philippe Moreillon and Vincent Barras, organizers of the World Knowledge Dialogue 2013 have replied in a few words to the following questions:
  • What is the World Knowledge Dialogue (WKD)?
  • What is the subject of this year's WKD?
  • What is the target group of the WKD?
  • What is the benefit for researchers to participate in the WKD?
  • What will participants retain from the WKD?

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Simona Pekarek, University of Neuchâtel

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Philippe Moreillon, University of Lausanne

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Vincent Barras, University of Lausanne


Programm PDF




Bienvenue à l’édition 2013 des rencontres du World Knowledge Dialogue (WKD), qui se tiendront à Villars-sur-Ollon (Suisse) du 27 au 30 octobre 2013. Cette année encore, les conférences et les discussions aborderont de façon inter- et transdisciplinaire un sujet particulièrement fascinant, répondant au titre de :


Corps en situation : perspective interdisciplinaire sur l’interaction sociale
27/30.10.2013

Programme au format PDF

WKD publications


WKD 2014