AESIS, the Network for Advancing & Evaluating the Societal Impact of Science, will be holding their annual connference, Impact of Science: Finding shared approached to assess, enable and accelerate impact on society on June 14 & 15, 2018 in Ottawa, Canada. Visit the conference website for full details and registration
In 2018 the annual ‘Impact of Science’ conference will be held in Ottawa, Canada. During the last few years Canada has been successful in calling for more attention to its position worldwide in their research intensity and innovation. This has led to a variety of evaluations and strategies that draw attention to societal impact of science, most notably, the Fundamental Science Review, the Innovation and Skills agenda, and more recently the Superclusters initiative. In addition, the federal and several provincial governments have (re)introduced the position of Chief Science Advisor in order to generate more evidence-informed policymaking.
The political momentum and current research eco-system in Canada are an excellent and indeed inspirational context to foster the worldwide debates on impact. In line with Canadian prospects and initiatives the AESIS annual conference will focus on finding shared approaches for assessing, enabling and accelerating the societal impact of science.
Registration for the conference Impact of Science is open. A limited amount of early bird tickets are available until February 15th (23.59 EST).
The draft-programme, information about the speakers and the registration form can be found on the conference website.