'Lights of the World' Conference

When, local time: 
Friday, 30 October 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, 1 November 2015 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Romania, Bucharest
Type of Event: 
Рабочая группа / Совещание экспертов
Contact: 
Marie Prchalova at m.prchalova@unesco.rog

In the context of the celebrations for the International Year of Light 2015 and the 70th anniversary of UNESCO, the “Lights of the World” conference will take place at the Parliament Palace from 30 October to 1 November 2015. The event is supported by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), with a view to promoting science, education and culture.

The event will present the concept of light from a transdisciplinary perspective, highlighting its multiple applications and symbols in science, education, space and culture as a vector of sustainable development in 21st century society. It will promote scientific and cultural Romanian values, engaging in a creative and fruitful conversation with similar European and universal values. It will highlight the important role of light for many aspects of human life and promote a transdisciplinary approach to the concept of light.