Societal Impact of Scientific Research 2024

"There is much to be learned from each other when it comes to our respective impact evaluation activities, and the societal impact of science conference is a perfect opportunity to share and learn from each other."

"Inspiring, insightful and impactful."

"An inclusive and inviting community of practice. A great platform to make authentic connections."

"A conference that shed light on how societal impact gives meaning to scientific development."

Dublin, Ireland

26-28 June 2024

The need for science to tackle challenges our world faces is not a new phenomenon, but has increasingly grown on a global scale, with the world facing challenges such as economic disparity and inequality, environmental changes, societal struggles and geo-political unrest, just to name a few. Policymakers, businesses and other societal actors are often aware of the value of scientific data and knowledge to support them in overcoming challenges, but in many cases the interaction between these worlds is not structured, supported or stable enough. For the 12th time in a row, AESIS will be organising their annual conference on Societal Impact of Science, to bring together stakeholders in- and outside of the science eco-system to engage with each other on the most effective approaches for implementing effective policies, strategies, methods and tools to optimise societal impact of science and evaluate success.

In 2024, AESIS will organise their annual, international conference in Dublin, Ireland. The conference expects around 250 participants from more than 30 countries, bringing together experts such as impact officers, other research enablers, R&D evaluators, university managers, research councils, policy makers, funders, (early career) researchers and other stakeholders of impact. We aim to focus on some key topics encompassing the Irish science eco-system (relevant globally too) such as: defining and integrating impact (of science, research and innovation, talent, and more), measuring and analysing impact, translating impact into policies, creating (long-term) alliances between regional, national and international stakeholders, and focusing on several good-practices of public engagement, recognition and investment.

Ireland is going through some remarkable shifts and developments to ensure greater partnership between science and society, as well as greater strength and capacity of their research and innovation, which makes it an excellent host to bring together agents of change, catalyse these shifts to a global audience and help create an impact.

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Confirmed speakers

Áine Mhic Thaidhg

Áine Mhic Thaidhg

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Cameron Stockdale

Cameron Stockdale

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David Phipps

David Phipps

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Dipti Pandya

Dipti Pandya

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Eiríkur Smári Sigurðarson

Eiríkur Smári Sigurðarson

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Frank Zwetsloot

Frank Zwetsloot

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Giovanna Lima

Giovanna Lima

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Jack Spaapen

Jack Spaapen

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Locations

Conference Venue

University College Dublin

UCD Village, Belfield, Dublin, D04 C1P1, Ireland

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland