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WSF 2015 - Budapest

Wednesday, 04 Nov Thursday, 05 Nov Friday, 06 Nov Saturday, 07 Nov

Moderated by: Matt McGrath, Environment correspondent for BBC (confirmed)

Jacqueline McGlade, Chief Scientist, United Nations Environment Programme (confirmed)
Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the United Nation’s Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning
Bjørn Lomborg, Director, Copenhagen Consensus Centre (confirmed)
Glaucius Oliva, President, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil (confirmed)
H.E. Yongyuth Yuthavong, Deputy Prime Minister and Former Minister of Science and Technology, Thailand (confirmed)

Moderated by: Clive Cookson, Financial Times Science Editor (confirmed)

Anette Kolmos, Professor, Aalborg Centre of Problem-based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability under the auspices of UNESCO (confirmed)
H.E. Judi Wakhungu, First Cabinet Secretary, Ministry for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya, member of the Advisory Board of UN Secretary-General
Axel Flaig, Head of Research & Technology, Airbus, France (confirmed)
Hiroshi Amano, Professor, Nobel Prize Winner (confirmed)
Hayat Sindi, Founder and CEO of i2 Institute for imagination and ingenuity (confirmed)

Moderated by: Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Scientific Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor (confirmed)

H. E. Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa (confirmed)
Anne Glover, former Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission (confirmed)
Ene Ergma, former President of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) (confirmed)
John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, USA
Jorge Almeida Guimarães, President of the Brazilian Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) (confirmed)

COFFEE BREAK
COFFEE BREAK

Dame Julia Higgins, former Vice President and Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society (confirmed)
Dato’ Ir. Lee Yee Cheong, Chairman of Governing Board, International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC) (confirmed)
Günter M. Ziegler, Professor, Freie Universität Berlin (confirmed)
Alexander Kellner, Professor, National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (confirmed)

Moderated by: Alan l. Leshner, former CEO, AAAS (confirmed)

COFFEE BREAK

H.E. János Áder, President of Hungary
H.E. Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO (confirmed)

The Declaration is presented by:
László Lovász President, MTA; President, World Science Forum

LUNCH BREAK
LUNCH BREAK

H.R.H Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President, Royal Scientific Society, Jordan
László Lovász, President, MTA; President, World Science Forum (confirmed)

Moderated by: Ismael Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria (confirmed)

Huanming Yang, President, Beijing Genomics Institute (confirmed)
Sir John Burn, Professor of Clinical Genetics, Newcastle University (confirmed)
Snežana Krstić, Chair of Marie Curie Alumni Association (confirmed)
Geoffrey Boulton, member of the Council of the Royal Society, Chair of Science Policy Centre (confirmed)
Miguel Seabra, President, Science Europe (confirmed)

14:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. A - EMERGING DISEASES, GLOBAL HEALTH POLICIES
14:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. B - RESERVED FOR HOT TOPIC
14:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. C - DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
COFFEE BREAK
COFFEE BREAK
16:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. A - SCIENCE FOR PEACE
16:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. B - MAPPING THE BRAIN, UNLOCKING THE MIND
16:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. C - SPECIAL SESSION ON PARLIAMENTARIANS
16:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. A - RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY
16:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. B - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT
16:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. C - SCIENCE GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA

László Lovász, President, MTA; President, WSF (confirmed)
H.E. Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary
Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO (confirmed)
Gordon McBean, President, ICSU
Rush D. Holt, CEO, AAAS (confirmed)

H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Budapest Gallery in Bálna
Year of Light event

Várkert Bazár
Innovation in Hungary

UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation
UNESCO Kalinga Prize

20:00 OPENING RECEPTION

WSF 2015 - Budapest

  • 18:00 - 19:00OPENING CEREMONY

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    László Lovász, President, MTA; President, WSF (confirmed)
    H.E. Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary
    Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO (confirmed)
    Gordon McBean, President, ICSU
    Rush D. Holt, CEO, AAAS (confirmed)
  • 19:00 - 19:30KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • 19:30 - 20:00UNESCO PRIZE CEREMONY

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation
    UNESCO Kalinga Prize
  • 20:00 - 22:00OPENING RECEPTION

    Venue: Academy Club and Krúdy Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

WSF 2015 - Budapest

  • 09:30 - 11:00PLENARY SESSION I. “SUSTAINABILITY CHECK 2015"

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Moderated by: Matt McGrath, Environment correspondent for BBC (confirmed)

    Jacqueline McGlade, Chief Scientist, United Nations Environment Programme (confirmed)
    Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the United Nation’s Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning
    Bjørn Lomborg, Director, Copenhagen Consensus Centre (confirmed)
    Glaucius Oliva, President, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil (confirmed)
    H.E. Yongyuth Yuthavong, Deputy Prime Minister and Former Minister of Science and Technology, Thailand (confirmed)
  • 11:00 - 11:30COFFEE BREAK

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 11:30 - 13:00PLENARY SESSION II. “SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT: COMMUNCATING WITH SOCIETY”

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Dame Julia Higgins, former Vice President and Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society (confirmed)
    Dato’ Ir. Lee Yee Cheong, Chairman of Governing Board, International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC) (confirmed)
    Günter M. Ziegler, Professor, Freie Universität Berlin (confirmed)
    Alexander Kellner, Professor, National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (confirmed)
  • 13:00 - 14:30LUNCH BREAK

    Venue: Academy Club and Krúdy Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 14:30 - 16:00PLENARY SESSION III. “CONFIDENCE IN SCIENCE”

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Moderated by: Ismael Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria (confirmed)

    Huanming Yang, President, Beijing Genomics Institute (confirmed)
    Sir John Burn, Professor of Clinical Genetics, Newcastle University (confirmed)
    Snežana Krstić, Chair of Marie Curie Alumni Association (confirmed)
    Geoffrey Boulton, member of the Council of the Royal Society, Chair of Science Policy Centre (confirmed)
    Miguel Seabra, President, Science Europe (confirmed)
  • 16:00 - 16:30COFFEE BREAK

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:30 - 18:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. A - SCIENCE FOR PEACE

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:30 - 18:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. B - MAPPING THE BRAIN, UNLOCKING THE MIND

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:30 - 18:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. C - SPECIAL SESSION ON PARLIAMENTARIANS

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 19:00 - 22:00RECEPTION

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Budapest Gallery in Bálna
    Year of Light event

WSF 2015 - Budapest

  • 09:30 - 11:00PLENARY SESSION IV. “SCIENCE IN THE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM”

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Moderated by: Clive Cookson, Financial Times Science Editor (confirmed)

    Anette Kolmos, Professor, Aalborg Centre of Problem-based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability under the auspices of UNESCO (confirmed)
    H.E. Judi Wakhungu, First Cabinet Secretary, Ministry for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya, member of the Advisory Board of UN Secretary-General
    Axel Flaig, Head of Research & Technology, Airbus, France (confirmed)
    Hiroshi Amano, Professor, Nobel Prize Winner (confirmed)
    Hayat Sindi, Founder and CEO of i2 Institute for imagination and ingenuity (confirmed)
  • 11:00 - 11:30COFFEE BREAK

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 11:30 - 13:00PLENARY SESSION V. “INTEGRATING EFFORTS TO TACKLE GLOBAL CHALLENGES”

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Moderated by: Alan l. Leshner, former CEO, AAAS (confirmed)
  • 13:00 - 14:30LUNCH BREAK

    Venue: Academy Club and Krúdy Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 14:30 - 16:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. A - EMERGING DISEASES, GLOBAL HEALTH POLICIES

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 14:30 - 16:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. B - RESERVED FOR HOT TOPIC

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 14:30 - 16:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. C - DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:00 - 16:30COFFEE BREAK

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:30 - 18:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. A - RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:30 - 18:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. B - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:30 - 18:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. C - SCIENCE GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 19:00 - 22:00RECEPTION

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Várkert Bazár
    Innovation in Hungary

WSF 2015 - Budapest

  • 09:30 - 11:30PLENARY SESSION VI. “PARLIAMENTARY SESSION: SCIENCE IN POLICY MAKING”

    Venue: The House of Parliament
    Moderated by: Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Scientific Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor (confirmed)

    H. E. Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa (confirmed)
    Anne Glover, former Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission (confirmed)
    Ene Ergma, former President of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) (confirmed)
    John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, USA
    Jorge Almeida Guimarães, President of the Brazilian Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) (confirmed)
  • 11:30 - 12:00COFFEE BREAK

    Venue: The House of Parliament
  • 12:00 - 12:30CLOSING CEREMONY - LECTURES

    Venue: The House of Parliament
    H.E. János Áder, President of Hungary
    H.E. Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO (confirmed)
  • 12:30 - 13:00CLOSING CEREMONY - PRESENTATION AND ENDORSEMENT OF THE DECLARATION

    Venue: The House of Parliament
    The Declaration is presented by:
    László Lovász President, MTA; President, World Science Forum
  • 13:00 - 13:30CLOSING

    Venue: The House of Parliament
    H.R.H Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President, Royal Scientific Society, Jordan
    László Lovász, President, MTA; President, World Science Forum (confirmed)
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