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 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. “INTEGRATING EFFORTS TO TACKLE GLOBAL CHALLENGES”
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 - RESERVED FOR HOT TOPIC
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November14:30 - 16:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. C - DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
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 - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT
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 - 11:30

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

Saturday 7 November12:00 - 12:30

CLOSING CEREMONY - LECTURES
The House of Parliament

Saturday 7 November12:30 - 13:00

CLOSING CEREMONY - PRESENTATION AND ENDORSEMENT OF THE DECLARATION
The House of Parliament

Saturday 7 November13:00 - 13:30

CLOSING
The House of Parliament

Quotes

Julia Marton-Lefévre, 2007

Julia Marton-Lefévre, 2007

Director-General, World Conservation Union (IUCN)

"This has been a remarkably stimulating meeting and I feel a deep sense of appreciation and admiration for the amazing science that is done by all of you."

Speakers

GLUCKMAN, Peter

GLUCKMAN, Peter

Chief Science Advisor, New Zealand

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At its meeting of 4 November 2014 the Steering Committee of World Science Forum has agreed on the date and main theme of World Science Forum 2015. After the highly successful event of Rio de Janeiro in 2013 World Science Forum will return to Budapest on 4-7 November 2015. 

 

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Rio2013 World Science Forum closing declaration commits to advance use of science for global sustainable development 27.11.2013  

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Rio2013 World Science Forum closing declaration commits to advance use of science for global sustainable development

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