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June 17, 2008

Call for Entries: Second World Knowledge Dialogue Symposium in September

Filed under: Call For Entries — Torrey Nommesen @ 2:59 pm

The Second World Knowledge Dialogue Symposium will be held on September 10-13, 2008 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

Home to many international scientific collaborations such as CERN, Switzerland plays host this September to the 2nd bi-annual World Knowledge Dialogue Symposium (WKD). This innovative initiative aims to bridge the gap between the natural/technical sciences and the human social sciences by bringing together 300 top researchers and opinion leaders from around the globe to begin building a framework of understanding across disciplines. Principal speakers include Nobel Laureates Kofi Annan, Christiane Nüsslein-Vollhard and John Sulston. Debates will be moderated by WKD 2008 Scientist in Residence, E.O. Wilson.

Details on how to submit abstracts on the WDK website.

Two main interdisciplinary themes will guide the debate:

1. Collective network knowledge & human individual intelligence: Convergences and divergences

2. Collaborative Behaviour, Altruism & Conflict: From animal behaviour to economics and prevention of violence

Keynote lectures on the relationships between knowledge, scientific enterprise and responsibility encourage participants to frame their contributions in terms of the question:

Does a knowledgeable person have additional responsibilities in the 21st century?

Principal speakers include the Nobel Laureates; Kofi Annan, Christiane Nüsslein-Vollhard and John Sulston.

Debates will be moderated by WKD2008 Scientist in Residence, E.O. Wilson.

See the full list of scheduled speakers on our Programme and Register now!

Are you interested in submitting an abstract?
Call for Abstracts Deadline: prolongation till June 30, 2008

You may be be able to participate in one of our special programmes with preferential conditions:

Promising “Young Scientists” (less then 42 years old) can apply for travel grants and reduced registration fees
Young Scientists Programme Deadline: June 30, 2008

Accredited journalists wishing to observe the symposium can apply for affiliation and special conditions of attendance
Media Programme Deadline: July 31, 2008

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