SPP Italy 2019 is a one-day conference exploring the relationship between science, policy and the public in Italy. In the globalised world we live in, it has never been easier for researchers to move across borders. Science and technological innovation are seen by many as an international enterprise. However, most policy decisions are still taken by governments at the national and local level. SPP Italy will give researchers working in the UK the opportunity to engage with policymakers and science communicators from Italy and to reflect on the way science can support good policy decisions.
The discussion will focus on important policy issues from 3 areas of science and technology:
long-lasting infrastructure, green manufacturing, low-carbon energy
new therapies, genetics, psychoactive drugs, animal testing
deep learning and artificial intelligence, pervasive computing, social and digital media
The conference will invite Italian researchers, as well as other researchers with an interest in Italian affairs, to meet with policymakers and science communicators from Italy. Young researchers (PhD and Postdoc level) will be given the chance to engage in science policy by presenting research evidence in their field of expertise.
Participants will enjoy an exciting programme of activities including:
Invited speakers will provide their perspective on key policy issues
Speakers will engage in debates on scientific research, policymaking, and the public opinion
Young researchers will present research evidence to policymakers
Participants will meet with science and technology companies and researchers
180-seat Lecture Theatre
Central Hall for refreshments & posters
Auxiliary rooms for company stands
FreeBefore 25 October 2019 23:59 : 100 tickets