Science Week 2009, "Discover, Innovate, Collaborate", September 27-30. This year's Science Week conference will for the first time be held in Minneapolis, MN. Honorary Consul General and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, Norway’s Minister for Research and Higher Education Tora Aasland, Ambassador Wegger Chr. Strommen and President of the University of Minnesota Robert H. Bruininks welcome you to an exciting event!
The Royal Norwegian Honorary Consulate General in Minneapolis and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. are pleased to invite you to Science Week 2009 – an event in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, The Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway, and Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU).
The Transatlantic Science Week provides a meeting place for partnerships in research, innovation and higher education. Research frontiers are international, and collaborative networks are essential in finding solutions in our global fight for survival.
This 8th Science Forum takes us to Minneapolis, MN, with top speakers, young contributors and site visits to frontiers in research and innovaton.
Theme of Science Week 2009: To survive on this planet, science and innovation are necessary tools. We need to develop new energy concepts and go beyond the hybrid car. We need clean technologies and medical technologies. We need new knowledge about biodiversity, resources and environment. We need international partnerships and good policies.
DATES and VENUES [to be confirmed]:
Sept 27, evening: Get together for speakers
Sept 28, all day: Opening plenaries, roundtable, breakout sessions
At the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, 200 Oak Street SE, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Sept 29, all day: Seminars, breakout sessions, transatlantic match making
At the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota.
Reception and Concert with the Oslo Chamber Choir at the Minnesota History Center
Sept 30, all day: Site visits and excursions
At academic and industry venues in the Minneapolis area
Contact and questions to: