8–9 December 2016, 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 Forum (held in December 2015), the second 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 2016 is Ignite Conversations about Science.

Key characteristics of Science Forum South Africa 2016 (SFSA2016) 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.
  • 29 July 2016

    Parallel session announcement.