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Wenner-Gren Symposium Program

Wenner-Gren Symposia are week-long workshops that involve a small group of invited scholars who meet for intensive discussion and debate. Symposia are administered and fully supported (both financially and logistically) by the Foundation.

Symposia are based on a format that was developed and refined at Burg Wartenstein castle, the Foundation’s European conference center (1958-1980) (Click here  for information on the format of the Symposia). The Foundation no longer owns Burg Wartenstein but modern symposia follow the same model. They are held at venues in the US and abroad that allow for an intimate meeting in a congenial environment with minimal distraction. (Click here for the history of the Symposium program and information on past symposia.)

The Foundation sponsors two symposia per year and the symposium papers are published in an open access supplementa