May 11, 2021 | News | Call for Participation

Rostock Retreat on Visualizing Uncertainty 2021

  • Date of Event: June, 21 to 23 2021
  • Venue: online event (further details will be provided to participants)
  • Tuition: there is no tuition fee for this event

The Rostock Retreat is organized annually by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. The Retreat is an experimental format for a scholarly exchange designed to encourage communication and collaboration on specific themes in a relaxed atmosphere.

After three successful Retreats on visualization, causality, and simulation, the fourth Retreat will focus on visualizing uncertainty. Given the current travel and gathering restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Rostock Retreat will take place online, offering the opportunity to discuss and learn from different parts of the world.

This three-day event brings together theorists, practitioners, methodologists, and applied researchers from across the social sciences and beyond to stimulate discussion of best practices and new proposals on how to communicate uncertainty in various contexts and their application in demography and population studies.

The Rostock Retreat is built on interaction, collaboration, and creativity to inspire new ideas and hone skills. To this aim, the event will include both keynotes and short lectures, interactive challenge sessions for participants to tackle a specific dataviz problem as a team, and networking sessions to exchange ideas and feedback, present ongoing work, and learn from others participants’ research.

Selected applicants interested in improving technical and conceptual skills in data visualization will also have the opportunity to attend the MPIDR course on Data Visualization that will take place the week before the Retreat (June, 14 to 18 2021). 


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Organizing Committee

  • Enrique Acosta
  • Jiaxin Shi
  • Daniela Perrotta
  • Mikko Myrskylä
  • Emilio Zagheni

Organizing Committee

Research Scientist - Research Area Chair (Social and Environmental Dynamics)

Daniela Perrotta


+49 381 2081-129

Head of the Laboratory of Population Health
Head of the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-Being
Head of the Research Group Labor Demography

Mikko Myrskylä


+49 381 2081-118

Executive Director; Head of the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography

Emilio Zagheni


+49 381 2081-104

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The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.