The Athens Science Festival Returns to Technopolis City

One of the largest science and technology festivals in Greece, the 3-day event will feature a host of interactive workshops, demonstrations and talks.


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Athens Science Festival - "Worlds of Tomorrow"

Technopolis City of Athens
Pireos and Voutadon, Athens 11854

From Friday 21 to Sunday 23 October, the Technopolis City in Athens will open its doors to science and technology lovers for this year’s edition of the Athens Science Festival. The annual 3-day festival, which first launched in 2014, attracts people from around Greece, young and old, including organized school groups, with a packed program of entertaining and interactive shows. This year’s theme of “World of Tomorrow” seeks to highlight some of the challenges humanity may be faced with in the future.

With the participation of 6,000 scientific collaborators, 730 speakers, 350 artists and 1800 volunteers since the festival’s launch eight years ago, organizers aim to offer a profound and impactful understanding of various aspects of the world of science.

 

The Athens Science Festival program will include demonstration experiments, chemistry shows, interactive exhibits, hands-on activities and workshops designed for children and adults. Talks will feature speakers such as Alessandra Mazzai, Communications Officer of the Euro-Mediterranean Climate Change Center, who will give a talk on climate change, and David Theo Goldberg, director of the Humanities Research Institute at the University of California, who will speak about “Quantum Thinking: How Revolutionary Is It?”

Many current and pressingtopics will be addressed over the course of the festival, chiefly those regarding the latest developments in science, technology, innovation and art. Themes such as the future role of artificial intelligence (AI) in education, climate change and ecological awareness, and how rapid technological development is transforming art and science, will be explored. 

The Athens Science Festival is organized annually by the educational organization “Science Communication – SciCo,” the British Council and the Technopolis of the City of Athens, and with the support of a multitude of academics, research and educational institutions. 

 

Information about the tickets will be announced soon. In the meantime, more information can be found on the festival website.



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