The Athens Science Festival returns to the Technopolis City of Athens from the 1st to the 5th of April 2020 and invites visitors of all ages to discover the fun part of science!
The Festival is designed to attract people from all ages and the programme includes interactive exhibitions and experiments, workshops, talks, fascinating performances that will inspire, educate and entertain thousands of Athenians.
Central theme of this year’s ASF will be “Artificial Intelligence” (AI). Through a variety of actions, tailored for every age, we will try to highlight the new horizons that are opened up by Artificial Intelligence, its relationship with key areas of our lives and to provide answers to questions such as:
What is Artificial Intelligence? Where do we cross the line between fashion and truth about her? Are we, after all, hidden behind every move, every point that appears, every facet and attitude or is it self-evolving without our control? How much does it regulate or facilitate our everyday life as a new tool? To what extent can the intelligence of machines substitute human activity? How does Artificial Intelligence connect with other cognitive domains? Is it necessary to interact with ethics, philosophy as well as humanitarian and social sciences? Does our life eventually tend to turn into a huge “database”?
There is an open call for everyone willing to take part in ASF20 to design interactive workshops, exhibitions and experiments for visitors to see and participate. Priority, however, will be given to those that stress the importance of the following scientific fields:
Machine Learning | Computer Vision | AI & Robotics | Smart Machines | AI & Creativity | ΑΙ in Art
Meanwhile, sustainable development, circular economy and a wide variety of topics from science and humanities will be presented by well-known and prestigious academics, researchers and educators in an intuitive, attractive and interactive way. Besides, this is the ultimate goal of Athens Science Festival, Greece’s biggest science and innovation event.
ORGANIZERS & KEY PARTNERS
The Athens Science Festival is organized by the educational organization “Science Communication – SciCo”, the British Council and the Technopolis City of Athens, in collaboration with more than 120 academic, research and educational institutions, and with the support of 250 volunteers. The Festival is conducted under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT). The State Scholarships Foundation is the Festival’s strategic partner.
The Festival will target different audience groups depending on time and day. On weekdays, the morning zone will be available for school visits, while the afternoon and evening one will be reserved for adult audiences. During the weekend, families and general audience will be welcomed.
FESTIVAL’S THEMATIC SECTIONS
Physics| Chemistry| Biology| Bio-sciences| Geology| Mathematics| Environmental Sciences| Sustainable Development | Circular Economy | Medical Sciences| Nutrition | Astronomy and Space| Innovation and Entrepreneurship| Materials Science| Robotics| Digital Technology and Informatics | History and Philosophy of Science| Science and Art.
Videos from previous ASF
Take a small taste of previous ASF
Wednesday 1 April to Sunday 5 April 2020
General entrance: 5 euros
Scheduled school visits:
Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 April 2020
Times: 9.00 – 14.00
School entrance: 3 euros/student
If you wish to plan a school visit, please contact Isaiah Kioiloglou at [email protected] or call 210 3692342 (weekdays 8:30-16:00).
HOW TO GET HERE
Pireos and Voutadon, Athens 11854
Technopolis City of Athens: 100 Peiraios st., Gazi 100, Gazi, (+30) 210 3475518, (+30) 210 3453548
Access: Metro: “Kerameikos” station, Trolley bus: No. 21 (from Omonia square), “Fotaerio” stop, Buses: 049, 815, 838, 914, Β18, Γ18, “Fotaerio” stop