Euroscience Open Forum
The Euroscience Open Forum 2012 will take place in Dublin this year from July 11th to 15th July. ESOF 2012, the largest general science meeting in Europe, will be held in the heart of the Irish capital, in the new Convention Centre Dublin. ESOF is an interdisciplinary, pan-European meeting, held under the auspices of Euroscience, which aims to showcase the latest advances in science and technology, promote a dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy and to stimulate and provoke public interest, excitement and debate about science and technology.
Across the four days there will be over 120 science, careers and science-to-business sessions, with 400 plus speakers, including 23 keynotes speakers and five Nobel Laureate's, an interactive exhibition and busy marketplace and of course a lively social programme. Highlights include the keynote lecture by Jules Hoffmann, 2011 Joint Nobel Prize winner for Medicine, at the ESOF 2012 Opening Ceremony on 11th July, interview with James Watson, Policy Day on 13th July with the keynote address by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Director General of CERN, Rolf-Dieter Heurer's address and also a lecture by Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency.
The event, which is held biannually in a European city, will bring together over 5,000 scientists, business leaders, government officials and international science and related media to discuss the best of European science and to address all of the major global challenges, including Energy, Climate Change, Food and Health.
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