The fourth version of the “Encuentros 2010” conference brought 200 Chilean scientists together in England. The event connected researchers and scientists living in Chile with Chilean experts participating on important projects in Europe. The meeting included presentations, talks, roundtables and workshops, where the main idea was to forge ties and to share ideas that might help the development of Chilean science.
Other activities were also held, such as a gala dinner, a city tour and a trip along the Cam River to promote communication and interaction among the participants.
Gudrun Kausel, a professor at the Universidad Austral de Chile who gave a presentation on scientific cooperation between Chile and Germany at the university, said that “this conference is an important platform for reaching young researchers and to support the creation of important networks for the internationalization of scientific work.”
Another initiative that will benefit Chilean science, mainly in the area of biological sciences, is NEXOS Chile-USA 2010, which will take place in Washington, DC, next 29 October with all Chilean specialists in biological sciences.
The event, which will be held at the Chilean embassy in the United States thanks to a Foreign Ministry project, will include conferences by distinguished Chilean scientists, the presentation of panels, and a special forum and roundtable section with representatives of CONICYT, CRUCH and the Fundación Ciencias Para la Vida.
Participation in Nexos Chile-USA 2010 will be totally free of charge and will represent a unique chance to forge social ties and scientific cooperation among Chilean scientists in different stages of their professional development who are currently in the United States.