Participation to the World Science Forum 2007
The Third World Science Forum will take place 8-10 November 2007 in Budapest.
The preliminary program is available at:
The future of learning
WAYS is co-organizing the session dedicated to the future generation and the future of learning that will focus on three main topics:
* What will the technology have to offer?
* What will the institutional and economical context look like?
* What can pedagogy achieve?
The limits of evidence based decision making
WAYS is also given the possibility to present th views of young scientists on a challenging topic: The limits of evidence based decision making.
Summary: Science-based policy involves producing high-quality scientific evidence, building bridges between the producers and users of scientific evidence, and incorporating these evidences into policy and practice. From epistemological uncertainties to multilateral knowledge flows to cultural values both structural and contingent factors influence these steps. This session will explore the different limits to science-based policy to help defining the context for a good co-evolution of science and policy.
Participation of WAYS members
Beyond these sessions per se, the WSF is a unique opportunity for WAYS members to get to know each other, to meet respected and influent fellows and to get exposed to new and challenging ideas from hard science to science policy.
The WSF will be free of charge for all WAYS members.
However,we need to fund travel and accomodation.
To ease the administrative burden, for those of you who wish to attend and/or know of a potential source of funding, please indicate via comments:
-if you want to attend
-if you can fund yourself (and what: travel and/or accomodation)
-if you know of an organization we could approach for funding
-if you're willing to help in fundraising
I wish you all a pleasant summer and hope to have the pleasure to meeting you in Budapest,
PS: As we are making progress, the corresponding permanent bookpage will be updated.