Past Colloquia

Click or tap on these program cover images to explore the diverse topics of interdisciplinary science that have attracted audiences from Geneva and nearby regions over the past 30 years.


The 16th Wright Science Colloquium

THE SECRETS OF THE SUN
Origin, climate and energy, this 16th Colloquium kept all of its promises, beating records for attendance. From 10 to 14 November 2014, more than 20,000 enthusiasts were fascinated and awed by the conferences that took place at the University of Geneva, as well as by the by the magnificent sound and light show that was projected on the building facades from the Parc des Bastions. There is no doubt that the 16th Colloquium allowed the sun to reveal some of its great secrets to an ever-growing audience come to meet the scientific world.

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THE EARLY YEARS : 1981 - 1996

Since their inception, the Wright Science Colloquia themes have centered around issues relevant to "Man and his Universe". Specific themes have ranged from the formation of the universe to contemporary issues related to the environment, human health, and technology.


EVOLVING STYLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY : 1998 - 2012

Paralleling the advances made in research technology and influence of Internet communications on knowledge dissemination, the Colloquia themes began addressing more complex interdisciplinary science reflecting current challenges and breakthrough discoveries with potentially significant impact on policy and governance at all levels, globally.


VISUALIZING SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS : 2014

The Foundation continues to develop more innovative public science communications with the latest edition of the Colloquium.


EXPANDING GLOBAL REACH THROUGH PARTNERS

In the late 1990s, the Foundation underwrote two public science colloquia in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute based on the model that had been so successful in Geneva.


Find more information about the Wright Science Colloquium speakers and discussion topics on the main event website: colloque.ch

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