Budapest November 4-7: The Enabling Power of Science 15.01.2015  

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. 

Speakers of the Forum will present their ideas through 6 plenary and 9 thematic session and various side events for selected audiences.   

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.

In 2015 the main title of World Science Forum will be "The Enabling Power of Science" reflecting on the capacity of science to open new paths for the improvement of human life, business innovation and policy making.

In the course of 6 plenary and 9 thematic sessions and over 70 lectures the most excellent speakers of the world of science, politics and society will present their views to the participants of the Forum. The main theme of the 2015 Forum follows two narratives: the first on “Sustainability” contributing to the UN dialogue on the Post 2015 Agenda; the achievements made and the challenges ahead in meeting the ambitious goals set by the governments. The second narrative on “Communication” discusses the means of effective exchange of information and the ever-growing need for confidence between science and society, and science and policy makers. The contribution of science to policy-making will be discussed in the House of Parliament of Hungary in a prestigious session providing an insight to the latest developments and procedures of scientific policy-advice.

Thematic sessions will tackle issues including disaster risk reduction, resilience, the latest advances in brain research, global health policies, science policy in Africa, renewable energy for sustainability. 

Beyond the main agenda of the Forum there we are honoured to host various side events and sessions for young scientists, Euopean Commission, science journalists’ meetings, chief science advisors’ meeting, and other events organised for selected audiences.

Participants of the Forum are invited to the receptions hosted by the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and the Mayor of Budapest all part of the agenda of WSF.