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Igniting conversations about how science, technology and innovation is changing society.
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Igniting conversations about how social sciences shape our human experiences and behaviours to improve the quality of life for all human beings.
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Igniting conversations focusing on what is required individually and collectively to succeed in the knowledge economy.
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Igniting conversations about the exponential pace of progress in science, technology and innovation.
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Igniting conversations highlighting scientific and innovation collaboration.
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Igniting conversations about sustainable solutions to global challenges.
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7 – 8 December 2017, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa

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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.
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Our event is international, reflected by the participation of speakers and attendees from a diverse range of countries, especially from Africa.
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We offer an “enticing” conference programme comprising several parallel sessions, addressing a diverse range of science and science policy orientated themes.
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Our participants are diverse, comprising scientists, students, public and private sector representatives as well as civil society constituents.
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Our conference programme enables public input through a competitive call for proposals for the organisation of sessions.
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The theme for the Science Forum South Africa 2017 is Ignite Conversations about Science.
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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.

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Call for thematic session proposals opens
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Call for science talk proposals opens
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Call for thematic session and science talk proposals closes
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Allocation of thematic sessions and science talks announced
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Call for exhibitions opens
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