2nd Conference of the Rostocker Ring

Conference Program
Travel and Accomodation


The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is organizing an alumni association and a circle of friends, called “Rostocker Ring."  The 2nd Conference of the Rostocker Ring will be held on May 29-30, 2013, at the MPIDR in Rostock, Germany. 

Conference Program

Wednesday, May 29
14:00 - 16:30 Alumni Speed Informing (closed session, by invitation only)
17:00 - 18:00 Registration
18:00 Barbecue on the terrace of the MPIDR for alumni, friends and staff, on the occasion of the Honorary Doctorate to be awarded to Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer

Thursday, May 30
10:00 - 10:10 James Vaupel: Welcome & introduction
10:10 - 10:30 Hilke Brockmann: Mothers and quotas: Social trends and political consequences
10:30 - 10:50 Mikko Myrskylä: Happiness: before and after the kids
10:50 - 11:10 Brienna Perelli-Harris:Universal or unique? Understanding diversity in union formation across Europe, the United States, and Australia
11:10 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 11:50 Hal Caswell: Individual stochasticity, and other kinds of stochasticity, in demography
11:50 - 12:10 Elisabetta Barbi: How fast do we age? Empirical evidences on the human ageing process
12:10 - 12:30 Gabriele Doblhammer-Reiter: The demography of dementia
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:20 Annette Baudisch: Perspectives on the root of aging
14:20 - 14:40 Frans Willekens: Agent-based modeling (ABM) of international migration
14:40 - 15:00 Francesco Billari: Some ideas on innovation in demography
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00 Joshua Goldstein: MPIDR: past, present and future
16:00 - 17:00 James Vaupel & Heiner Maier: Further directions for the Rostocker Ring
17:00 - 18:00 Break
18:00 Boat trip leaves from city harbor, sandwiches served on the Baltic


If you would like to attend the conference, please register by April 24 at the latest by sending an e-mail to Annett Doepke (ring@demogr.mpg.de). Please indicate whether you would like to join the barbecue on May 29 and the boat trip on May 30. Please note that there will be a charge of 20 € for the boat trip.

Travel and accommodation

Participants are expected to make their own travel and hotel reservations and to cover these costs. For directions to the MPIDR please visit: Directions to MPIDR .

We suggest that you book your room at Hotel Ibis, Steigenberger Hotel Sonne or Radisson Blu Hotel under the booking code "Rostocker Ring".

Hotel Ibis:
phone: +49 381 242210, fax: +49 381 24221 444
email: H2208@arcor.com
The conference rate for a single room including breakfast is 63 € per night. Conference room rates are valid until April 21.

Steigenberger Hotel Sonne:
phone: +49 381 4973 555, fax: +49 381 4973 351
email: reservierung@hotel-sonne-rostock.de
The conference rate for a single room including breakfast is 64 € per night and 82 € for a double room. Conference room rates are valid until May 5.

Radisson Blu Hotel:
phone: +49 381 3750 3500, fax: +49 381 3750 3590
email: reservation.rostock@radissonblu.com
The conference rate for a single room including breakfast is 64.80 € per night. Conference room rates are valid until May 1.