From 17th to 19th November the International Student Conference (ICON) took place at JGU Mainz for the 4th time, allowing exchange in a hybrid format.

Under the headline "Reaching One Another: Language as Interface and Performance" the conference addressed various aspects of communication, introduced by an international line-up of researchers from various disciplines. Organised as part of the FORTHEM Short-Term Mobilities the conference was open to students from all partner universities, providing most lectures as a digital format for those who could not travel to Mainz. Dr. Daniel Schmicking, responsible for ICON and the interdisciplinary programme "Studium generale" at JGU, called the event a success, facilitating a tighter network between FORTHEM and ICON - and resulting in the formation of a highly motivated team for planning next year's conference.

For a look at the 2021 programme check out the ICON homepage.