THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
Plenary Session I. "Sustainability Check 2015"
Presentation of Matt McGrath, Environment correspondant, BBC News
Presentation of Bjorn Lomborg, Director, Copenhagen Consensus Center
Presentation of Jacqueline McGlade, Chief Scientist, United Nations Environment Programme
Presentation of Uri Shamir, Chair, Technical Advisory Committee, United Nations World Water Assessment Program
Presentation of Ma'n Zawati, Academic Coordinator, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University
Plenary Session II. "Science Engagement: Communicating with Society"
Moderated by Sir Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature and the Nature-branded publications
Presentation of Rana Dajani, Associate Professor, Hashemite University
Presentation of Dame Julia Higgins, former Vice President and Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society
Presentation of Yee Cheong Lee, Chairman of Governing Board, UNESCO ISTIC
Presentation of Günter M. Ziegler, Professor, Freie Unviersität Berlin
Plenary Session III. "Confidence in Science"
Moderated by Julian Kinderlerer, President, European Group on Ethics in Science & New Technologies
Presentation of Geoffrey Boulton, Senior Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Royal Society
Presentation of Sir John Burn, Professor of Clinical Genetics, Newcastle University, non-executive director of NHS England
Presentation of Snežana Krstić, Chair of Marie Curie Alumni Association
Presentation of Emilio Lora-Tamayo, President of the Spanish National Research Council, Vice-President of Science Europe
Presentation of Huanming Yang, President, Beijing Genomics Institute
FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
Plenary Session IV. "Science in the Innovation Ecosystem"
Moderated by Clive Cookson, Science Editor, Financial Times
Presentation of Hiroshi Amano, Professor, Nobel Prize Winner, Nagoya University
Presentation of Axel Flaig, Head of Research & Technology, Airbus, France
Presentation of Anette Kolmos, Professor, UNESCO Aalborg Centre
Presentation of Hayat Sindi, Member of the Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General
Plenary Session V. "Challenges in Global Cooperation: Practices and Pitfalls"
Moderated by Alan l. Leshner, CEO Emeritus, AAAS
Presentation of Aldo Malavasi, IAEA Deputy Secretary General, Head of Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications
Presentation of Gordon McBean, President, ICSU
THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
Parallel Thematic Session I. A: "Science for Peace"
Moderated by Maciej Nalecz, Director, Dicision of Science policy and Capacity Building, UNESCO
Introduction of Maciej Nalecz, moderator of the session
Presentation of Miklós Réthelyi, President, Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO
Parallel Thematic Session I. B: "Mapping the Brain, Unlocking the Mind"
Moderated by Mary G. Baker, Immediate Past President, European Federation of Neurological Associations
Presentation of Wayne C. Drevets, Scientific Vice President at Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
Presentation of Tamás Freund, Director, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Presentation of Andres M. Lozano, Senior Scientist, University Health Network, Toronto Western Research Institute
Parallel Thematic Session I. C: "How to Enable Science Through Parliamentary Governance"
Moderated by Hossam Badrawi, Chairman Nile Badrawi Foundation for Education & Development, former Chairman of the Committee on Education and Scientific Research, Parliament of Egypt
Presentation Jesús Hurtado, Member of the Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Congress of the Republic of Peru
Parallel Thematic Session II. A: "Fit for Purpose Global Health Policies"
Moderated by Dominique Leglu, editor-in-chief of Sciences et Avenir
Presentation of Wilson Compton, Deputy Director, National Institute on Drog Abuse, United States
Presentation of Jean-Paul Joseph Gonzalez, Sr. Scientist, EID & BSS, Metabiota Inc.
Presentation of Thomas Hartung, Director, Centre for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Presentation of Michel Kazatchkine, UN Secretary‐General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Presentation of Fook Kay Lee, Chief Science and Technology Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore
Presentation of György Thaler, Development Director, Gedeon Richter Plc
Parallel Thematic Session II. B: "Building Resilience in a Changing World"
Moderated by Heide Hackmann, Executive Director, International Council for Science (ICSU)
Introductory remarks of Gordon McBean, President, ICSU
Presentation of Eva Alisic, Co-Chair, Global Young Academy (GYA)
Presentation of Stephan Lechner, Director, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen (IPSC) at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Presentation of Virginia Murray, Vice-Chair, UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG)
Parallel Thematic Session II. C: "International Year of Light"
Moderated by John Dudley, Steering Committee Chair, International Year of Light 2015
Presentation of John Dudley, moderator of the session
Presentation of Claudia Mignone, Astrophysicist, Science Writer and Communicator, Amsterdam
Presentation of Wolfgang Sandner, Director General of ELI-DC International Association AISBL
Parallel Thematic Session III. A: "Renewable Energy for Global Sustainability"
Moderated by Osman Benchikh, Chief of Section, Innovation and Capacity Building in Science and Engineering, UNESCO
Presentation of Dominique Campana, Director of International Affairs, French national Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME)
Presentation of Cipriano Marin, Secretary General of the UNESCO Centre in the Canary Islands, UNESCOCAN
Presentation of Yury Posysaev, Executive Director, International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO
Parallel Thematic Session III. B: "Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction"
Moderated by Toshio Koike, Executive Director of Earth Observation Data and Information Fuison Research Inititative, University of Tokyo
Moderator's Summary of Toshio Koike
Presentation of Paul Bates, Head of the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
Presentation of Susan L. Cutter, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina (presented in live on-line connection)
Presentation of Takashi Onishi, President, Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Presentation of Hugo Romero, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Chile, Santiago de Chile
Parallel Thematic Session III. C: "Science Governance in Africa: Challenges Opportunities"
Moderated by Mohamed Hassan, Co-Chair of IAP, the Global Network of Science Academies
Presentation of Almamy Konte, Senior Expert in Innovation Policy at the African Observatory for Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI) of the African Union Commission, Equatorial Guinea
Presentation of Francisca Okeke, Professor, University of Nigeria
Presentation of Henry Roman, Director, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa, Co-Chair of World Association of Young Scientists (WAYS)
Special Side Event
WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
Role of science in addressing challenges of global migration
Presentation of Ádám Török, Secretary General of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences