AGORA Square

Agora square programme

07:30   08:30    Pâtisserie with the Prof
 
09:00   10:45    Careers Speed Meeting
 
11:15   11:45    The Train of Prickly Questions

12:30   13:30    Press lunches

14:00   17:00    S2B Face to Face Meetings

17:30   18:00    The Train of Prickly Questions

18:30   19:30    Pâtisserie with the Prof


The Agora Square is located at Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis, level CONCORDE

07:30-08:30 18:30-19:30 Pâtisserie with the Prof

As part of ESOF traditions, “Meetings with the Prof” are informal opportunities for seasoned experts and young researchers to exchange ideas, knowledge, experiences, to discuss careers or hot topics presented at ESOF lectures and sessions.

For this 8th edition of ESOF, the theme will be “Pâtisserie with the Prof”:

  • Traditional French breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 am
  • Appetizers in the evening from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

As a unique experience for the young minds that will shape Science in Europe in the future, Pâtisserie with the Prof will definitely cement ESOF 2018 motto: “Sharing science: towards new horizons” 

09:00 10:45 Careers Speed Meetings

Join ESOF EuroScience Open Forum Careers Speed Meetings!

When? July 2018 – Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11, Thursday 12, Friday 13 from 09:00 to 10:45 am
Where? At Pierre Baudis Exhibition Center, Agora Square Level -1
Why sign up?  Some are looking for their next job… Some are looking for their next co-worker… ESOF 2018 is the perfect place to meet!
Whether you are a Scientist, a Doctoral student OR a lab, a company we organize for you customized 30’ one-to-one meetings.

Learn more and register here: https://www.esof.eu/en/exhibition-menu/careers-speed-meetings.html

11:15-11:45 17:30-18:00 The Train of Prickly Questions

STOP THE TRAIN !  I WANT TO GET OFF !

Did you ever feel that science is moving too quickly, that technology is getting the better of us, that important stones were left unturned and that the pace of change never gives us time to think?
Then, come and join our train of prickly questions and discover the hidden complexities even scientists prefer to avoid. Our train is full of travellers heading for ESOF2018 where, surely, there must be others attending who have wrestled with the same thorny issues. Some of them must have answers, or will they give us the same old stories again to fill time before the train arrives? Jump into the carriage and make sure that doesn't happen!

1 Trip / 1 question among 5 main topics:

  • Science and philosophy
  • Science politics decision makers
  • Science and propaganda
  • Searchers careers
  • Science between humanism and barbarism
  • Is science a humanism?

Why is discovery so expensive? All Newton needed was an apple... Do scientists try to teach the public to take the 'right' decisions? Does peer review mean anything to judges when a conflict emerges from the scientific sphere? …..

No need to register, all passengers are welcome to join ESOF Train for prickly questions!

14:10 17:10 Science to Business Face to Face Meetings

As part of ESOF 2018 Toulouse, Enterprise Europe Network organises Face to Face Meetings to speed up Science to Business partnerships. 

The sessions will take place at the ESOF Agora Square (Concorde level) on the 10th, 11th and 12th of July, from 2:10 pm to 5:10 pm. Each session will be divided into 20-minute meetings.

Learn more about this opportunity: https://face2face-esof2018.b2match.io/