ESOF 2018 Toulouse: Registration open!
Be the first to register for ESOF 2018 in Toulouse, the European City of Science 2018.
Winter is reaching Toulouse, the Pyrenees are covered with snow. But now it is time to plan your summer! The ESOF 2018 programme will be revealed early 2018: it will be an attractive programme at the intersection of science, science policy, business, careers and society, with a special â€śToulouseâ€™s Touchâ€ť, this city being ideally situated between the Pyrenees, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Registration is now open; to secure your place at early bird price, click here.
Last call (for Posters)
Nearly 400 proposals received for the Science, Science to Business and Careers Calls for sessions for ESOF 2018.
The last call is now open for contribution to ESOF 2018. It is the first of its kind for an ESOF: a call for â€śPosters & Flash Presentationsâ€ť. This call targets specifically young researchers and students. Poster Prizes will be awarded. Deadline for submission is 31 January 2018!
For the three calls opened between February and November 2017 and dedicated to the â€śScienceâ€ť and the â€śScience policyâ€ť, the â€śScience to Businessâ€ť and the â€śCareersâ€ť programmes, nearly 400 proposals were received. About 120 sessions were selected from the first call and the reviews are ongoing for the two other calls.
Towards ESOF 2018 preparatory meetings: the end of the series!
IIn order to create synergies between the scientific, political and economic communities a series of seven ESOF preparatory meetings was organised in 2016 and 2017, attracting the attention of national and regional actors and the participation of nearly 1000 people. The 2016 conferences aimed at presenting ESOF as a catalyser of the construction of a Europe of science and innovation. In 2017, four topics were discussed in partnership with local groups: â€śBig Data & Healthâ€ť, â€śHuman-Robot interactionsâ€ť, â€śDigital transformation of Agrichainsâ€ť and â€śWater & Energyâ€ť. The cycle is now over. Next step is the ESOF programme itself.
Labeled event: a training programme of the IHEST in Toulouse.
The IHEST (Institute for High Studies in Science and Technology, Paris) organised a training programme in Toulouse (5-7 December) around this yearâ€™s theme, â€śThe unknown and the uncertainâ€ť. Partnering with the UniversitĂ© FĂ©dĂ©rale Toulouse Midi-PyrĂ©nĂ©es, the Natural History Museum, the Space City and several high schools and doctoral schools, the IHEST sessions allowed participants to interact with local science-related actors. Jean-Patrick Connerade, former EuroScience president, and Anne Cambon-Thomsen, ESOF 2018 Champion, presented a historical and prospective view of ESOFâ€™s original contribution in Europe.
ESOF: from 2018 to 2020
On 30 November and 1 December, the ESOF 2018 team welcomed the ESOF 2020 champion from Trieste, Stefano Fantoni, together with Diego Bravar and Pierpaolo Ferrante from the ESOF 2020 team. It was an occasion to have interesting exchanges about the challenging adventure that is the delivery of such an event and how to ensure continuity between ESOFs in different places.
Youth + ESOF = YESOF! ESOF for the youth is a full programme track of ESOF 2018, in partnership with the Rectorate of the Toulouse Academy. Disseminating science among the youngest generations, motivating their interest for various facets of science and their perception of the European and international dimension of science are among the ambitions of ESOF. Science related achievements of the children during the school year and initiatives of scientific culture actions for and with the youth will be presented during ESOF or during the Science in the City festival. International initiatives are welcome.