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Directors Forum 2013: More science, more beauty, more public

19 November 2013 - 21 November 2013
Catherine Franche, Ecsite Executive Director, at the 2013 Ecsite Directors Forum

Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência Viva welcomed 54 senior managers from 18 different European countries to Lisbon. Four keynote speakers engaged attendees in strategic dialogues around the concept “More science, more beauty, more public”. Participants also put their heads together in two Ecsite strategic workshops analysing priorities within the new European framework programme for research and innovation (Horizon 2020) and discussing Ecsite members survey results.

Two avant-garde theatre pieces and a picnic-style welcome dinner gave a local flavour to this must-be networking event, sponsored by National Geographics Entertainment and RealD3D. All were grateful to the host, Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência Viva, for a perfectly organized and highly convivial two days.

Take a look at the pictures on Ecsite's Flickr account and browse through the Ecsite Directors Forum programme 2013 and the Ecsite Directors Forum 2013: Lisbon Welcome Guide.



Pavilion of Knowledge - Ciência Viva Science Centre

Located in Lisboa, by the Tagus river, Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva Science Centre is an interactive science and technology museum. It is an integral part of the Ciência Viva Centres Network and serves as both the driving force and resource centre for this network.

Since we first opened doors in 1999, we aim to inspire and mobilize those who visit us in exploring the world through science and technology.

Throughout more than 3000 m2 and hundreds of interactive and unforgettable exhibits, our visitors can enjoy and depict the meaning and power of science. In addition to exciting, high quality exhibitions in a wide range of topics, we develop professional programs for educators and educational activities that spark curiosity, creativity and critical thinking among our visitors, develop their foundational skills and contribute towards an empowerment of citizenship based on scientific knowledge.

Curious? Come and visit us.