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ESOF 2016: A science revolution in Manchester

Modern science was born in the turmoil of the Renaissance and has produced a succession of revolutions in the ways we understand and shape our world. In 2016, the major event of European science comes to Manchester, a city whose ideas have always challenged the established order. 

In 2016, the major event of European science comes to Manchester, a city whose ideas have always challenged the established order.

With themes spanning antimicrobial research to artificial intelligence, the green economy to graphene - there are hundreds of topics to be explored and even more reasons to get involved in the programme.

In recognising Manchester as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the overarching theme for the event has been announced as ‘science as revolution’. As such, ESOF 2016 will be an opportunity to discuss the socio-cultural and economic implications and impacts of scientific revolutions from regional, national, European and global perspectives.

Over recent years ESOF has developed into the largest multi-disciplinary science meeting in Europe, where scientists meet scientists, policy makers, media specialists, business leaders and the wider community.

In the city where Marx met Engels and Rolls met Royce, ESOF 2016 will be a meeting of minds, bringing together many of the world’s foremost scientific thinkers, innovators and scholars from 23-27 July 2016.

And 2016 is a special year for science in Manchester, coinciding with the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Dalton – the father of atomic theory. ESOF will be the culmination of an 18 month celebration of science in the city.

Proposals invited

There is still plenty of time for proposals to be submitted for science-based seminars, workshops and debates on the latest research and policy issues, all of which are warmly welcomed.

This is an open invitation to individuals and organisations alike and it is hoped that the call will inspire our foremost thinkers and researchers from across the global scientific community to share their unique insights as to how science, technology and innovation have the potential to transform all our lives. 

Please note that all session organisers and speakers are entitled to complimentary registration for the conference, with access to the full science programme, plenary sessions and the ESOF 2016 exhibition. 

For more information visit the ESOF 2016 event page.