Through the ALLEA Permanent Working Group Science and Ethics, as well as its recent publication “The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity”, ALLEA has reaffirmed its commitment to work on research integrity and ethics. To that end, we would like to highlight this year’s World Science Forum that takes place under the theme “Science, Ethics and Responsibility”. The 2019 World Science Forum (WSF) will take place in Budapest on 20-23 November, hosted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Concurrently, the event will also mark the 20th anniversary of the 1999 World Conference of Science. The theme has gained increasing relevance as new responsibilities are placed on the scientific community regarding evaluating scientific performance and the value of scientific research for direct economic and social impact.
Top-ranking speakers will debate the opportunities and challenges posed by technological advances in biological engineering, artificial intelligence and other highly discussed scientific fields of research with major societal impact. Participants are invited to 4 days of scientifically and ethically challenging discussions as well as plenary sessions involving in-depth debate about scientific challenges of our time. Ultimately, the keynote lectures by distinguished scientists will conclude the event, focusing on recent developments and discoveries that determine our future. Beyond the professional agenda the 2019 World Science Forum will also allow for many face-to-face meetings, workshops and social events with a rich cultural experience for participants offered as part of its full programme.
If you are interested in attending the 2019 World Science Forum, you may request an invitation through the request form here.
The full programme can also be found on the WSF website here.