Impact of Science 2021

Online, hosted from Cape Town, South Africa

23 – 25 June 2021

Impact of Science 2021 South Africa, online conference hosted from Cape Town

A 3-day online conference on the transformative nature and role of science in society

In the past year the world has become more visibly depending on science than ever before. At the same time the credibility and legitimacy of science and the international scientific community have faced increasing battles under the troubling times of the past year. This crisis has shown light on the extended need for inclusive economic development, and effective assessment of what works and what doesn’t, on top of ever growing issues such as climate change, poverty or inequality. Thus, this year’s Impact of Science conference will focus on The Transformative Power of Research and brings together science impact professionals to discuss how to evaluate and increase impact of science on our global society.

This conference is featuring highly regarded and internationally recognised experts who will be discussing the contribution of  their research to the quality of life and well-being. The conference expects over 350 participants from more than 30 countries. The entire event will be online, hosted from South Africa to ensure that everyone has access to the conference, regardless of the obstacles the pandemic has cost to meet in person.

Some of the themes that will be discussed:

  • Advancing a research impact agenda for inclusive development
  • Models, approaches for the development of a research impact agenda
  • National impact evaluation frameworks, citizen-based monitoring of impact, demonstrating effectiveness of impact on the SDG’s, The role of AI and Big Data
  • Promoting coherence about impact within the science eco-system
  • Collaboration & engagement for impact of science
  • The road towards evidence- informed policy making

Additionally, you may enjoy the below activities as part of our informal programme:

 

Terms & costs

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Confirmed speakers

Cheryl de la Rey

Cheryl de la Rey

Conference Chair

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Dr. Blade Nzimande

Dr. Blade Nzimande

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

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Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams

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Dariusz Aksamit

Dariusz Aksamit

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Kristiann Allen

Kristiann Allen

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Ashraf Bakr Al-Shareef

Ashraf Bakr Al-Shareef

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Katherine Amato

Katherine Amato

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Teketel Yohannes Anshebo

Teketel Yohannes Anshebo

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Tateo Arimoto

Tateo Arimoto

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Ernest Aryeetey

Ernest Aryeetey

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Ahmed Bawa

Ahmed Bawa

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Haroon Bhorat

Haroon Bhorat

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Katrine Bjerde

Katrine Bjerde

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Nelius Boshoff

Nelius Boshoff

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Chris Brink

Chris Brink

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Lidia Brito

Lidia Brito

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Igor Campillo

Igor Campillo

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Isabel Casimiro

Isabel Casimiro

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Mlungisi Cele

Mlungisi Cele

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John Crowley

John Crowley

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Wendy Cukier

Wendy Cukier

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Beverley Damonse

Beverley Damonse

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Harsha Dayal

Harsha Dayal

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Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz

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Esther De Smet

Esther De Smet

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Tracey Dickson

Tracey Dickson

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David Dooghe

David Dooghe

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Sarah Foxen

Sarah Foxen

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Francesco Gardumi

Francesco Gardumi

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Juliet Gerrard

Juliet Gerrard

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David Goldston

David Goldston

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Lesley Green

Lesley Green

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Magnus Gulbrandsen

Magnus Gulbrandsen

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Ger Hanley

Ger Hanley

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Yuko Harayama

Yuko Harayama

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Jenny Hasenfuss

Jenny Hasenfuss

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Catherine A. Odora Hoppers

Catherine A. Odora Hoppers

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Emily Hill

Emily Hill

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Eric Jensen

Eric Jensen

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Marina Joubert

Marina Joubert

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Simon Kerridge

Simon Kerridge

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Heidi Kinnunen

Heidi Kinnunen

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Erika Kraemer Mbula

Erika Kraemer Mbula

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Albert Ko

Albert Ko

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Reiner Kruecken

Reiner Kruecken

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Ben (Hok Bun) KU

Ben (Hok Bun) KU

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Wendy Larner

Wendy Larner

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Derk Loorbach

Derk Loorbach

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Rasigan Maharajh

Rasigan Maharajh

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Paul Manners

Paul Manners

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Phethiwe Matutu

Phethiwe Matutu

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Sioux McKenna

Sioux McKenna

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Barend van der Meulen

Barend van der Meulen

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Gerhard Moolman

Gerhard Moolman

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Sarah Morton

Sarah Morton

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Johann Mouton

Johann Mouton

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Buyinza Mukadasi

Buyinza Mukadasi

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Evelyn Namubiru-Mwaura

Evelyn Namubiru-Mwaura

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Fulufhelo Nelwamondo

Fulufhelo Nelwamondo

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Mahama Ouedraogo

Mahama Ouedraogo

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Alan Paic

Alan Paic

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Patricia Paskov

Patricia Paskov

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Angus Paterson

Angus Paterson

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Lino Paula

Lino Paula

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Willie Pearson

Willie Pearson

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Mamokgethi Phakeng

Mamokgethi Phakeng

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David Priilaid

David Priilaid

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Daya Reddy

Daya Reddy

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Lauren Rickards

Lauren Rickards

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Roseann Runte

Roseann Runte

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Emma Salgard Cunha

Emma Salgard Cunha

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Diana Sanchez-Betancourt

Diana Sanchez-Betancourt

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Ismail Serageldin

Ismail Serageldin

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Toby Smith

Toby Smith

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Robert-Jan Smits

Robert-Jan Smits

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Himla Soodyall

Himla Soodyall

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Crain Soudien

Crain Soudien

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Sibylle Studer

Sibylle Studer

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Trevor Stuthridge

Trevor Stuthridge

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David Sweeney

David Sweeney

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Pauline Tay

Pauline Tay

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Nelson Torto

Nelson Torto

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Laura Tucker

Laura Tucker

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Heidi van Rooyen

Heidi van Rooyen

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Zeblon Vilakazi

Zeblon Vilakazi

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Garry Watson

Garry Watson

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Paul Wouters

Paul Wouters

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Ian Wright

Ian Wright

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Marta Wroblewska

Marta Wroblewska

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Adrian Tiplady

Adrian Tiplady

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Sue Harrison

Sue Harrison

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Locations

Impact of Science 2021 Online Platform by Angel Business Communications

Traveling to the conference location

Just turn on your laptop, get your coffee and follow the log in instructions - and you'll arrive virtually to Cape Town, South Africa and can enjoy the conference from the comfort of your (home)office.