ESOF2020 News

Anti-Covid Measures

The spread of Covid-19 and the need to carry out measures in order to contain its effects, has resulted in a significant re-organization of ESOF by implementing rules in order to avoid gatherings which could be the cause of high risk of infection.

First of all, the Organization has decided to opt for the best available technology for virtual conferences which allows speakers and audience to interact from their locations. Furthermore, ESOF will turn to a “hybrid” system thanks to which some speakers will be on site and others will be home. The audience will be both on site and at home and the interaction between on site and virtual will be guaranteed...

20 Events not to Miss

20 Events recommended by the ESOF2020 Press Team for journalists and other media

Keynote Speakers, VIPs and Interview Opportunities

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Science & Law: International Law Answers to Scientists' Current Challenges

In September 2020 Trieste will host the EuroScience Open Forum – ESOF, the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe, an extraordinary event dedicated to scientific research and innovation, offering a unique framework for interaction and debate for scientists, innovators, policy makers, entrepreneurs and the general public.

UIA, the International Lawyer Association has decided to take this opportunity and bring together scientists and legal experts to discuss and debate key areas of common interest.

Science in the city Festival, here we are

180 events and 26 exhibitions scheduled: theater performances, monologues in the city squares, scientific tastings, dance performances, collective works, aperitifs with scientists, science fiction films and much, much more. All this is Science in the city Festival, organized as part of ESOF2020 Trieste and intended for the general public.

Exhibitions for all at the Trieste Convention Centre

The Trieste Convention Centre (TCC), located in the Trieste Old Port, will soon open its doors for the first time to host the Euroscience Open Forum conference in its two twin buildings: Warehouse 27 and Warehouse 28. The general public will have also the opportunity to visit it and engage with enticing exhibitions and the booths of several scientific and regional institutions...

The Secret Libraries of Magazzino 26

The Magazzino 26 is one of the most suggestive buildings of the Trieste’s Old Port, approximately 30.000 sqm of a splendid warehouse dating back to the 19th century. Parts of it have been renovated and are now employed as a museum and an event centre…

Science on stage: theatre and music during the Festival

Among the more than 180 events that shape the Science in the City Festival, many are theatre shows and performances. The prestigious theatre Politeama Rossetti will host “Le eccellenti”, a play written and directed by Marcela Serli, performed by actresses but also women researchers…

Cyborn - The dawn of an Artificial World

In the era of artificial intelligence and robotics, is it still possible to determine where nature ends and technology begins? Can we draw such a line when it comes to our body, the natural object that technology imitates the most? These are just some of the questions that are explored in “Cyborn. The dawn of an artificial world”, the exhibition that visitors will find at Salone degli Incanti in Trieste during Science in the City Festival. Art and science came together to investigate such complex and crucial themes: the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in partnership with the Trieste Municipality, the Trieste International Foundation for Scientific Progress and Freedom (FIT) and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) presents a spectacular set up thanks to the involvement of Cameranebbia, an Italian art group who creates highly technological interactive installations that use science to create art, and art to discuss science.

Science invades the exhibition halls

From earthquakes to planets, passing through satellites, autism and digital art, the Science in the City Festival offers more than 25 exhibitions located in some of the most beautiful venues in Trieste and in other towns in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region…