7 – 8 December 2017, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa

The Science Forum South Africa is inspired by events such as ESOF, AAAS and the Japan Agora. Eager to build on the success of the first two Fora (held in December 2015 and 2016), the third Forum will again serve as a large, open, public platform for debating the science and society interface.

International

Our event is international, reflected by the participation of speakers and attendees from a diverse range of countries, especially from Africa.

ENTICING

We offer an “enticing” conference programme comprising several parallel sessions, addressing a diverse range of science and science policy orientated themes.

Diverse

Our participants are diverse, comprising scientists, students, public and private sector representatives as well as civil society constituents.

Public input

Our conference programme enables public input through a competitive call for proposals for the organisation of sessions.

The theme for the Science Forum South Africa 2017 is Ignite Conversations about Science.

Key characteristics of Science Forum South Africa 2017 (SFSA2017) will include:

  • A provocative and stimulating forum programme comprising several parallel sessions, addressing a diverse range of science and science policy orientated themes;
  • A rich diversity in the background of participants, comprising scientists, students, public and private sector representatives as well as civil society constituents;
  • A forum programme not only compiled “top-down” by the organisers but also enabling public input through a competitive call for proposals for the organisation of sessions; and
  • A strong international dimension to the event, reflected by the participation of speakers and attendees from a diverse range of countries, especially from Africa.
  • 13 MARCH 2017

    Call for thematic session proposals open

  • 12 MAY 2017

    Call for thematic session proposals close

  • 1 AUGUST 2017

    SFSA Science Diplomacy Award nominations open

  • 18 AUGUST 2017

    Programme announcement

  • 28 AUGUST 2017

    Registration opens