Budapest 4-7 November 2015: The Enabling Power of Science

World Science Forum returns to Budapest in 2015

It is our honour to announce that the seventh World Science Forum will be held in Budapest from 4 to 7 November 2015. After the highly successful 2013 event in Rio de Janeiro the Forum will be hosted again by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in partnership with UNESCO, ICSU, AAAS, TWAS and EASAC.

Encouraged by the success of the 1999 World Conference on Science and in the spirit of the Declaration issued by WCS, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in partnership with UNESCO and ICSU, initiated a series of events called World Science Forum taking place biennially in Budapest. In 2001 UNESCO assigned the day of the 10th of November to serve as "World Science Day", a day dedicated to science and scientists. Since then World Science Fora has been organised on and around the World Science Days of every second year focusing on issues of high relevance to the global community of scientists, policy makers and the innovative corporate sector. 

Now, following the convention of the Steering Committee of World Science Forum, we can proudly announce that the main theme of the 2015 Forum will be "The Enabling Power of Science" reflecting on the way how science opens new paths for the improvement of human life, business innovation and policy making.

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Programme

Wednesday 4 November09:00 - 10:30

UNESCO SIDE EVENT ON CAMPUSAFRICA: CULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE SERVICE OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November09:00 - 10:30

UNESCO SIDE EVENT ON KNOWLEDGE BROKERING FOR A BETTER CONNECTION BETWEEN SCIENCE, POLICY AND PRACTICE IN COMPLEX POLICY PROBLEMS
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November09:00 - 10:30

JRC SIDE EVENT ON SCIENCE IN FLUX: HOW SCIENCE SUPPORTS THE MANAGEMENT OF TRANS-NATIONAL RIVER BASINS
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November09:30 - 10:30

ERC SIDE EVENT ON WIDENING PARTICIPATION
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November11:00 - 12:30

GLOBAL REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE SIDE EVENT ON SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November11:30 - 13:00

UNESCO SIDE EVENT ON APPLYING NEW HUMAN GENOMICS TECHNIQUES AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November11:30 - 13:00

UNESCO SIDE EVENT ON KNOWLEDGE BROKERING FOR A BETTER CONNECTION BETWEEN SCIENCE, POLICY AND PRACTICE IN COMPLEX POLICY PROBLEMS
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November13:00 - 17:00

IAP/WAYS/ICORSA/GYA JOINT SIDE EVENT ON SCOPING THE FUTURE: VIEWS AND IDEAS OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS TO TACKLE GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November13:30 - 16:30

UNESCO/AAS/ACADEMIA EUROPAEA/ISTIC JOINT SIDE EVENT ON GALVANIZING SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR FOSTERING AN INNOVATION CULTURE IN THE ARAB REGION
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November14:00 - 18:00

MTA/IPBES SIDE EVENT ON IMPROVING HARMONY BETWEEN PEOPLE AND NATURE THROUGH LINKING SCIENCE AND POLICY
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November18:00 - 19:00

OPENING CEREMONY
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November19:00 - 19:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November19:30 - 20:00

UNESCO PRIZE CEREMONY
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November20:00 - 22:00

OPENING RECEPTION
Academy Club and Krúdy Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November09:30 - 11:00

PLENARY SESSION I. “SUSTAINABILITY CHECK 2015"
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November11:30 - 13:00

PLENARY SESSION II. “SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT: COMMUNCATING WITH SOCIETY”
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November14:30 - 16:00

PLENARY SESSION III. “CONFIDENCE IN SCIENCE”
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November16:30 - 18:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. A - SCIENCE FOR PEACE
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November16:30 - 18:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. B - MAPPING THE BRAIN, UNLOCKING THE MIND
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November16:30 - 18:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. C - SPECIAL SESSION ON PARLIAMENTARIANS
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November19:00 - 22:00

RECEPTION
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November09:30 - 11:00

PLENARY SESSION IV. “SCIENCE IN THE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM”
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November11:30 - 13:00

PLENARY SESSION V. “CHALLENGES IN GLOBAL COOPERATION: PRACTICES AND PITFALLS”
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November14:30 - 16:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. A - EMERGING DISEASES, GLOBAL HEALTH POLICIES
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November14:30 - 16:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. B - BUILDING CLIMATE RESILIENCE IN A CHANGING WORLD
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November14:30 - 16:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. C - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November16:30 - 18:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. A - RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November16:30 - 18:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. B - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November16:30 - 18:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. C - SCIENCE GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November19:00 - 22:00

RECEPTION
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Saturday 7 November09:30 - 10:15

OPENING ADDRESSES
The House of Parliament

Saturday 7 November10:15 - 11:15

PLENARY SESSION VI. “PARLIAMENTARY SESSION: SCIENCE IN POLICY MAKING” (PART 1)
The House of Parliament

Saturday 7 November11:45 - 12:45

PLENARY SESSION VI. “PARLIAMENTARY SESSION: SCIENCE IN POLICY MAKING” (PART 2)
The House of Parliament

Saturday 7 November12:45 - 13:15

PRESENTATION OF THE UNESCO SCIENCE REPORT
The House of Parliament

Saturday 7 November13:15 - 14:00

CLOSING CEREMONY
The House of Parliament

Quotes

Alan I. Leshner, 2009

Alan I. Leshner, 2009

Chief Executive Officer, AAAS

"The purpose of science is to tell us about the nature, the natural world, whether you like the answer or not."

Speakers

SANDNER, Wolfgang

SANDNER, Wolfgang

Director General of ELI-DC International Association AISBL

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