Geneva, Switzerland, 7 - 8 June 2019

Sharing Knowledge Conference (12)

Our 12th Conference will be held at The Globe of Science and Innovation – CERN, Geneva, from June 7th to June 8th 2019. We are honored to announce that CERN Director General Fabiola Gianotti will be opening the conference. The SKF Award will be presented during the opening ceremony of the conference to Lionel Zinsou, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Benin, President of Terra Nova and Founder of SouthBridge, for his tireless commitment to the values of the Sharing Knowledge Foundation.

The 2019 Sharing Knowledge Conference at CERN, Geneva will invite top scientists, innovators, business and government leaders to actively reflect on the interconnection between Science, Innovation, Peace and Sustainable Development. We will also introduce young science and tech leaders who address the great challenges of development in Africa and the Middle East through cutting edge science, innovation and « out of the lab » projects.

This ambitious program will be covered in 5 thematic sessions

Session 1: Contextualizing Migrations: the European migrant crisis, brain-drain and brain-gain

Session 2: Achieving Gender Equality in STEM

Session 3: Defending an Open Access to Technology

Session 4: CERN an innovation hub, Best practices & Lessons learned

Session 5: Harnessing Science and Innovation for Development in the MENA and Africa