Science Forum South Africa

by Aurelia Chaise

The Science Forum South Africa will take place from 8 to 9 December in Pretoria.

Modelled on similar scientific community events staged internationally, Science Forum South Africa is the biggest local event taking a holistic approach to science and its role in society. Staged at the end of the year to allow key stakeholders to attend when their work schedules taper off, Science Forum South Africa offers a rare opportunity for extensive networking between professionals in various scientific disciplines. It also allows attendees to explore innovations by over 60 local and international exhibitors in the exhibition hall.

Building on last year's success, Science Forum South Africa 2016 will include new focus areas and expand its impact with a countrywide youth outreach. It will also feature a number of parallel events, including a Science-Business Dialogue at the CSIR, Global Change Conference at UKZN, Next Industrial Revolution workshop at the CSIR, African Open Science Platform: Coordination Through the Creation of Open Science Fora discussion at the CSIR, meetings of the Advisory Committee of the SARIMA Professionalisation Project and on Trilateral cooperation in STI between France, South Africa and trilateral African Francophone countries in Pretoria.


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