On 17 and 18 September, CERN is launching an annual two-day multidisciplinary science innovation forum and public event. Sparks!, the serendipity forum at CERN, will bring together renowned scientists from diverse fields around the world, along with decision makers, representatives of industry, philanthropists, ethicists and the public to bring a novel, multi-faceted approach to addressing some of the big questions of our time.
The goal? To foster a new community and develop a platform to spark innovation in issues related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics that are relevant to society, and further CERN’s mission towards peace in science.
Sparks! will begin with a cycle of three pilot events from 2021 to 2023, each focusing on a single theme to test the concept. Experience gained from this cycle will lead to a yearly event with multiple themes addressed each year. The event will become a flagship for CERN’s new Science Gateway which is scheduled to open its doors to the public in 2022.
The theme of the first edition is future intelligence.
Watch the launch video: