The Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) of the International Council for Science (ICSU) is pleased to circulate the call for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions
Each year, the World Economic Forum honours 50 extraordinary scientists under the age of 40 for their contributions to advancing the frontiers of science, engineering and technology and invites them to participate alongside business and political leaders in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China. The event gathers 1,500 industry leaders, chief executives of top-ranked multinationals, heads of state/government and ministers, as well as leaders from media, academia and civil society to explore the influence of new business models, industries and technologies in the context of sustainable and inclusive growth.
The Young Scientists are selected from all regions of the world and from a wide range of disciplines to bring value to the Annual Meeting of the New Champions by contributing their scientific perspective and delivering the most up-to-date trends from various fields of science.
During the Meeting, Young Scientists are exposed to the World Economic Forum activities and benefit from a tailored programme where topics such as science policy, entrepreneurship, science communication and ethics are explored. They are given the opportunity to meet with high-level policy leaders, entrepreneurs and science editors in an informal and intimate setting. The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is also an opportunity for them to raise public awareness by engaging with peers, non-scientists, as well as decision-makers.
Young Scientists will be provided with accommodation and local transportation if accepted to participate, and will benefit not only from a private programme specifically designed for them but also from the full public programme (see last year’s event here).
Please note that the deadline for nominations is 26 March. Attached to this e-mail you’ll find a nomination form and also a
short presentation about this program. All nominations should be sent to Alice.Hazelton@weforum.org