11th Forum DiNat and VGD/ADG

Geneva, 23-24/1/2020


The biennial forum of the Swiss Science Education Association (DiNat) and of the Swiss Association for Geography Education (VGD/ADG) will take place in Geneva (Switzerland) the 23-24/1/2020.

Address, buildings and rooms

  • Université de Genève, UniMail, Boulevard du Pont-d’Arve 40, 1205 Genève
  • IUFE (Pavillon Mail)
  • Room plan


Tram 15 takes you directly from the main train station (Cornavin) to UniMail (stop UniMail, direction Palettes).

Conference Registration

Registration is closed now.

Information about organisation

Very important: please visit the homepage again shortly before the conference because last minute information and changes will be announced there. Note that (as for the previous Forums) main authors have also to register, but are free of charge.


  • There are projectors in the rooms (no audio system). Please transfer your Powerpoint presentation by a USB stick (preferred!) during the break before your strand or in the morning.
    It is also possible to connect your computer to the projection system (VGA socket, no technical support can be provided).
  • The rooms are available from 8:30 on.
  • Schedule of the presentation strands: The order of presentations is as given in the program.
    The last speaker of each strand is chairperson for the preceding ones. The first speaker is chairperson for the last presentation.
    Length of presentation is 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion. In order to allow each speaker to have her time of presentation, you are kindly asked to keep strictly within these limits, and the chairpersons will keep a careful eye on the schedule.

Conference Proceedings

As already announced, there will be a possibility to have your contribution for the DiNat forum published in a peer-reviewed version in “Progress in Science Education” (PriSE).

Your manuscripts have to be submitted through the journal website
and according to the author guidelines given there. Submission directly through the organizers of the conference is not possible.

Deadline for submissions: 31/3/2020

Note that your presentation at the forum is possible without peer review. Publication in PriSE is an additional possibility you are free to choose or not.


As a nice complement to the conference programme, maybe you are interested in the following exposition:
Leonardo en perspective
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.

Practical information


  • Main author of every contribution: Free
  • Members DiNat.ch or VGD/ADG: CHF 100.-
  • Non-members: CHF 180.-
  • Students: CHF 50.-

Account holder: Verband Fachdidaktik Naturwissenschaften, 6003 Luzern
IBAN: CH35 0900 0000 6052 4217 1
Bank: PostFinance AG, Mingerstrasse 20, 3030 Bern

Where to eat

UniGe restaurants at Uni Mail (ground floor)

  • Lunch: 11:30am to 2pm
  • Coffee and snacks: 7:30am to 4pm


Please make sure to book your hotel as soon as possible.

Organization and contact


  • Christina Colberg


  • Alain Pache
  • Daniel Siegenthaler

IUFE Université de Genève
Science education group
Local organizing team

  • Kostas Kampourakis (UniGe)
  • Andreas Müller (UniGe)
  • Matthias von Arx (FHNW)