Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF)

ESOF is a biennial, pan-European, general science conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation.  Usually ESOF brings together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators from more than 90 countries, to discuss current and future breakthroughs in contemporary science. It is therefore one of the best opportunities for everyone from leading scientists, early careers researchers, business people, policy makers, science and technology communicators to the general public to come together to find out more about how science is helping us advance today.

As Covid-19 has spread around the globe, the 9th edition of ESOF has been redesigned to allow physical and virtual spaces to work together. The Forum was held in the Old Port of Triest at the new Trieste Convention Center - TCC, a multifunctional congress centre which was inaugurated specifically for ESOF2020.
Of the over 150 events scheduled from 2 September onwards, approximately 70 were held in virtual format, another 70 in hybrid format and roughly a dozen events exclusively with physical attendance. Plenary conferences, addresses by major speakers, workshops, and special events were made available by streaming, and most were also recorded to subsequently be made available on demand.



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