The Fourth World Conference on The Future of Science(Venice, Italy September 24th-27th 2008) will once again explore a theme that puts science at the centre of the social debate: Food and Water for Life.
September 24th-27th 2008
the Giorgio Cini Foundation
on the Isle of San Giorgio Maggiore
Image - 1 - the Isle of San Giorgio Maggiore ©Wikipedia - L'enciclopedia Libera
Also this year, the Fourth World Conference on the Future of Science is shaping up to be the most important and stimulating scientific-cultural event of 2008.
Following the tradition of past editions, the Conference will gather together in Venice speakers of international renown from various disciplines. Each day's speakers will attend a daily meet-the-press session.
Although participants from all over the world are coming, the total number is restricted, and selections have been made. A limited number of free accreditations have been allocated to the press.
We therefore invite you to register in the press area, to download the Accreditation Form and to send it to the Press Committee:
E-mail: press AT thefutureofscience.org
(in order to transmit your data, you must save the .DOC form on your PC, fill it in, save it and then send it by email).
Accreditation allocations will be notified with minimal delay.
The aim is to offer a global vision of problems such as water scarcity, the development of sustainable agriculture, food safety, food and health; and indicate how science and technology can contribute to solving these problems. Economic, political and ethical aspects will also be discussed.
The conference starts from the premise that all have a right to clean water and wholesome food.
These are not only moral imperatives: investment to realize them will bring major economic returns.
As with past Future of Science Conferences, the fourth Conference will take place over three days on the Island of San Giorgio in the Lagoon of Venice.
Speakers of international renown from various disciplines will examine problems of food and water in the light of the affirmation of the Venice Charter that major goals of applied scientific research must be the eradication of poverty and hunger, and the provision of water for agriculture and uncontaminated water for drinking.
Seeking to draw science and society closer together, the Conference is aimed not just at scientists but also economists, managers, politicians, journalists, students and everyone else interested in the contribution of science to solving major global problems.
The official language of the Conference is English. Simultaneous translation into Italian will be provided.
WED, SEPT. 24 OPENING CEREMONY
THU, SEPT. 25 WATER FOR LIFE
FRI, SEPT. 26 FOOD FOR LIFE
SAT, SEPT. 27 FOOD AND WATER SUPPLY WORLDWIDE
|Until July 31st 2008||After August 1st 2008|
|Standard Registration||€ 250.00||€ 350.00|
|Reduced Registration(*)||€ 100.00||€ 150.00|
(*) Reduced fees are available only for students, postdocs and high school teachers. Students are defined as full-time students enrolled for degrees or diplomas at a university or tertiary institution and who do not hold full-time employment positions.
Standard Registration and Reduced Registration fees cover:
SCIENTIFIC AND ORGANISING SECRETARIAT
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20121 Milano (Italia)
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E-mail: info AT thefutureofscience.org
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available on Sept. 24, 4.00 pm - 8 pm
Sept. 25 and 26, 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sept. 27, 8.00 am - 4.00 pm
Tel. +39 041 241 22 36