SCWS 2020

Towards an Equitable Future

 

In a world that is shaped increasingly by rapid developments in science and technology, the pace of change is accelerating, leaving many people isolated and without a voice to express their opinions or opportunities to shape the society in which they live. This creates a world where inequality prevails and hurts everyone.

Science engagement professionals play an important role in helping achieve a more inclusive and equitable society – but much remains to be done.

In trying to deliberate about a world of fast changing modernity and increasing inequality the Science Center World Summit 2020,  a global forum for Science Engagement will deliberate in a participative Conference with the Theme: “Towards an Equitable Future.”

Towards an Equitable Future

 

In a world that is shaped increasingly by rapid developments in science and technology, the pace of change is accelerating, leaving many people isolated and without a voice to express their opinions or opportunities to shape the society in which they live. This creates a world where inequality prevails and hurts everyone.

Science engagement professionals play an important role in helping achieve a more inclusive and equitable society – but much remains to be done.

In trying to deliberate about a world of fast changing modernity and increasing inequality the Science Center World Summit 2020,  a global forum for Science Engagement will deliberate in a participative Conference with the Theme: “Towards an Equitable Future.”

Tracks

The Conference will be organized around 3 main tracks that summarize some of the most urgent topics today:

Future of Education and Work

 

The powerful impact of a rapidly changing landscape of technological advancements challenges the skills-set required by the global workforce and the currently held views about schools and learning, exacerbating inequalities.  At the same time these new technologies offer the opportunity to change our thinking about learning environments and suggest a new set of behavioral competencies, areas where the expertise of science centers around the globe and informal learning will be critical to equitable access.

 

Future of Education and Work

 

The powerful impact of a rapidly changing landscape of technological advancements challenges the skills-set required by the global workforce and the currently held views about schools and learning, exacerbating inequalities.  At the same time these new technologies offer the opportunity to change our thinking about learning environments and suggest a new set of behavioral competencies, areas where the expertise of science centers around the globe and informal learning will be critical to equitable access.

 

Future of Biodiversity and Climate Change

 

Our planet’s biodiversity relies on healthy ecosystems, now increasingly under the strain of climate change worldwide, and as these invisible relationships are better understood the connections to issues of equality are more and more clear.  Science engagement offers an opportunity for people to modify their behaviors and to better understand the ecosystems services that are at risk.

 

Future of Biodiversity and Climate Change

 

Our planet’s biodiversity relies on healthy ecosystems, now increasingly under the strain of climate change worldwide, and as these invisible relationships are better understood the connections to issues of equality are more and more clear.  Science engagement offers an opportunity for people to modify their behaviors and to better understand the ecosystems services that are at risk.

 

Future of Health and Wellbeing

 

A sustainable and equitable future depends on the good health and wellbeing of the world’s rapidly growing population – a future heavily impacted by the interconnected effects of conflict, displacement, poverty and global pandemics.  Advancements and the high costs of breakthroughs highlight increasing issues of uneven distribution and bring new questions about ethics, security and culture, places where science engagement has the potential to inform and support community context.

 

Future of Health and Wellbeing

 

A sustainable and equitable future depends on the good health and wellbeing of the world’s rapidly growing population – a future heavily impacted by the interconnected effects of conflict, displacement, poverty and global pandemics.  Advancements and the high costs of breakthroughs highlight increasing issues of uneven distribution and bring new questions about ethics, security and culture, places where science engagement has the potential to inform and support community context.