19-24 February 2017, Charmonix (Valley), France
TOPIM stands for “hot TOPics in IMaging”.
As in previous years, our effort is to concentrate on one aspect at the forefront of Imaging Science, a hot topic.
The overall concept is that experienced, high-level scientists, senior and junior scientists from diverse disciplines are spending one week together in an inspiring environment and to provide a platform for knowledge exchange and discussion.
22-25 February 2017, Washington, District Of Columbia
The scientific program of this pioneering conference has been designed to provide an up to date introduction to the Zika virus from a medical and geographical point of view.
The main goal of the planned conference is to gather experts on several facets of the current epidemic of Zika virus. T
he Conference will allow a fruitful interaction between public health professionals, epidemiologists, virologists, entomologists, physicians and representatives of institutions involved in diagnostics, vaccines and vector control. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available.
23-25 February 2017, EHESS, 105 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris (amphi Furet). Accès libre
The INTERCO-SSH project sets out to assess the state of the Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) in Europe and to understand the factors that facilitate or hinder international exchanges. It aims to outline potential future pathways that could promote cooperation across disciplinary and national boundaries.
The project uses the tools of the SSH to study the SSH in their socio-historical context, including their relationship with the political and economic powers. It compares the process of institutionalisation of seven academic disciplines in order to identify the sociological factors that have shaped the “academic unconscious” of scholars. Furthermore, it investigates the transfer of knowledge between countries and disciplines, the geographical mobility of scholars and the circulation of ideas.
INTERCO-SSH project is the first large-scale comparative project of the institutionalisation of seven disciplines in the SSH – Economics, Sociology/Demography, Political Science, Anthropology, Philosopy, Literature, Psychology/Psychoanalysis – in seven countries from 1945 until now (Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Hungary, Argentina). It also analyses exchanges between those countries and other areas: the US, Latin-America (Brazil), and countries in the Global South.
The approach combines three perspectives:
· Constructing patterns of institutionalisation of the SSH
· Mapping the exchanges between countries and disciplines
· Analysing the circulation of paradigms, theories, methods and controversies
Contact: Arthur Delaborde(email@example.com)
28 February 2017, Brussels
Help us shape the industrial agenda of tomorrow at this event on 28 February in Brussels !
400 participants, key industrial players, global trend shapers and high-level policy makers will inspire debate on the future of European industry.
The event will open with a video message from Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, and Commissioners Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Carlos Moedas will participate.
Representatives of traditional and new sectors, entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups and the tech community will share the stage with key EU political leaders.
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28 February 2017, Committee of the Regions, Brussels
Meeting of Commissioner Moedas with European stakeholder organisations to discuss on future simplification in Horizon 2020 and in preparation for FP9.
The Event will be web-streamed:
20 February 2017, Brussels
The conference will take place at the representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg in Brussels on Monday, February 20, 2017. Please find the programme attached.
We will make the conference: Concise, interactive, and guided by key insights. We will leave lots of time and space for you to engage. Come and benefit from the knowledge ITSSOIN has produced, pose your questions, and discuss with us and a diverse audience of practitioners, policy makers and researchers!
Please register now via the ITSSOIN website.
Recommendations on accommodation will be available soon on the registration site. For those whose participation would be made impossible by the costs associated with travel, we have a limited budget for helping you cover expenses. When registering you will need to indicate, if and why you are in need of financial support. We will decide on your request and get back to you as soon as possible.
20 February 2017, Brussels, Belgium
The concluding conference of the EC funded FP7 project ITSSOIN. In a short and concise meeting we want to present and discuss the questions:
(1) Who spurs social innovation in Europe and which organisational traits enable drivers of social innovation to take that position?
(2) Is the Third Sector really better placed to promote social innovation than businesses and public agencies?
16-20 February 2017, Boston, MA
With the aim of fostering the Trans-Atlantic dialogue, the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) is organizing two sessions at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's AAAS Annual Meeting 2017 in Boston:
Scientific Advice Mechanisms for Policy
Saturday, 18 February 2017, 08:00-09:30 am
The session will present the Scientific Advice Mechanism and share the experiences after the first year. In particular, it will flag the role of science academies in providing scientific advice and put the SAM into the international context.
Chair: Wolfgang Burtscher (Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission)
Speakers: Henrik C. Wegener (Outgoing Chair of the SAM High Level Group), Pearl Dykstra (Incoming Deputy Chair of the SAM High Level Group), Sir Peter Gluckman (Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand and Chair of the International Network of Government Science Advice INGSA)
Discussant: Eva Kaili (Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair of the Science & Technology Options Assessment panel STOA)
The role of values in delivering science advice for policy
Saturday, 18 February 2017, 10:00-11:30 am
The session will discuss the role of values when delivering science advice in a polarized political atmosphere. The speakers will outline the theoretical framework, but also share practical experiences. Particular emphasis will be given to the role social sciences such as behavioural sciences can play in strengthening scientific advice.
Chair: Hille Haker (Loyola University Chicago)
Speakers: Heather Douglas (University of Waterloo), Mark Ferguson (Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of Ireland), Pearl Dykstra (Erasmus University Rotterdam and Member of the SAM High Level Group)
Join us in these two sessions organised by SAM, on Saturday 18 February 2017!
Registration is now open!
Check out our speakers short CV!
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8-10 February 2017, Vienna, Austria
In the context of the 1st HBP Student Conference - Transdisciplinary Research Linking Neuroscience, Brain Medicine and Computer Science, young researchers from the fields of neuroscience, brain medicine and computer science receive the possibility to exchange ideas and perspectives and discuss various aspects of their particular fields of expertise relevant to the Human Brain Project.
The conference offers a variety of discussion sessions, lectures and social events. Through working across boundaries and linking the various fields, it serves as a platform for both intra- and interdisciplinary exchange and is a great opportunity for extensive scientific discussions among peers and faculty, and also a fertile soil for new, innovative ideas.
8-9 February 2017, Berlin, Germany
Crops & Chemicals Europe provides unique access to formulation scientists, adjuvant suppliers and innovators across the agrochemical industry.
Addressing novel formulation techniques and advances such as microencapsulation, reducing spray drift and research to demonstrate how to cross the leaf surface barrier.
We also have sessions exploring plant protection products regulation and research that looks into the R&D of biostimulant products.