Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF)

20/02/2012

The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is Europe’s largest general science meeting and is held in a leading Europe city every two years. ESOF 2012 will be hosted in Dublin, Ireland from July 11th-15th, 2012.

ESOF is an interdisciplinary, pan-European meeting, which showcases the latest advances in science and technology; promotes a dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy; and stimulates and provokes public interest, excitement and debate about science and technology.

Speakers will include: Mary Robinson (former president of Ireland and President of the Foundation for Climate Justice); Maire Geoghegan Quinn (European Commissioner for Research and Innovation); Jules Hoffnman (Nobel Laureate 2011); Craig Venter (J. Craig Venter Institute); Helga Nowotny (President of the European Research Council) and Bob Geldof (Human rights campaigner and former Boomtown Rat!).

ESOF 2012 will present:

  • A Science programme of seminars, workshops and debates on the latest science and technology.
  • A Media programme to promote science communication.
  • A Careers programme for young researchers.
  • A Science-2-Business programme to link basic research with industrial applications.
  • An Exhibition to showcase the best of European public and private research.
  • A Science in the City programme to engage with the general public.
  • A Social programme to ensure that delegate experience is socially, culturally and intellectually invigorating.

The event is unique in the diversity of delegates who attend. It attracts top researchers from the natural sciences and the social sciences; business leaders; senior EU and government officials; and international scientific media. They come to discuss the best of European science and to address all of the current major global scientific challenges, including Energy, Climate Change, Food and Health.

Participants come to learn at first-hand of the latest advances in science and technology; to participate in debates on important, contemporary issues for science and society; to contribute to discussions on European policy; to engage with and question the leading international researchers in their fields and to meet old friends and make some new ones. ESOF2012 will attract researchers from across Europe and beyond, thus providing fantastic networking opportunities.

Full information, including the programme and registration details, is available at the ESOF Website: http://esof2012.org/
ESOF 2012 will be the headline event of 'Dublin City of Science' which will showcase over 160 events throughout the year. For complementary information on the activities taking place in Dublin-City of Science, see the following: http://www.dublinscience2012.ie/

 
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