CERN UN Roundtable

chaired by James Gillies (CERN), Antonella Del Rosso (CERN), Corinne Momal Vanian (UNOG)
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 from to (Europe/Zurich)
Description In the spirit of strengthening links and sharing best practices among the two Organizations, UNOG and CERN will be jointly organizing a round table discussion on the issue of “The challenge of communicating science and technology to the world: issues and solutions”.

It is hoped that the discussions can highlight the experience of various organizations and institutions in their efforts to communicate and inform in several languages on topics – science and technology – that are often perceived as distant and arduous by the layman.

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  • Tuesday, 11 March 2014
    • 15:00 - 15:10 Welcome 10'
      Speaker: James Gillies (CERN)
    • 15:10 - 15:15 Introduction 5'
      Speaker: Corinne Momal Vanian (UNOG)
    • 15:15 - 15:25 More and more science with less and less scientific journalists 10'
      Speaker: Christophe Ungar (RTS)
    • 15:25 - 15:35 The start and the operation of the LHC: a machine under the spotlight 10'
      Speaker: Mirko Pojer (CERN)
    • 15:35 - 15:45 Technology at the service of the international community 10'
      Speaker: Francesco Pisano (UNITAR)
    • 15:45 - 15:55 The communication issues in complex and international projects 10'
      Speaker: David Horrigan (Human Brain Project - EPFL)
    • 15:55 - 16:05 Communicating space science on Earth: ESA's challenges 10'
      Speaker: Fernando Doblas (ESA)
    • 16:05 - 16:15 From Data to Development: Challenges to Telling the ITU Story 10'
      Speaker: Paul Conneally (ITU)
    • 16:15 - 16:30 Discussion and questions 15'