The key objectives of SFSA2018 are:
- To create a platform for a vibrant debate on the role of science, technology and innovation in society;
- To promote international science, technology and innovation partnerships; and
- To create a network platform for key science, technology and innovation actors, including senior government leaders, academics, scientists, industry, civil society, and students.
The South African Department of Science and Technology is proud to host the fourth Science Forum South Africa on 12-14 December 2018.
SFSA2018 will, like the previous editions, serve as a large, open, public platform for debating the science and society interface. SFSA2018 will again provide Africa with an “open science” event, similar to forums convened with great success elsewhere in the world.
The two-and-a-half-day programme will bring more than 2 500 participants together for discussion and debate in plenary sessions, panel discussions and interactive talks. Exhibitions create further space for future-shaping conversations.
It is through conversations about science that society benefits, especially on the African continent.