International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Tomorrow starts with Chemistry

From 21 to 23 November, industry partners, decision makers, academics and students from around Europe will attend an exciting three-day event and interactive exhibition, organized by Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council.

Together, we will explore the latest achievements of chemistry and tomorrow’s next great breakthroughs, and reflect on the way we live, the way we move, and the way we use our most precious natural resources.
An eye-catching exhibition will highlight three societal challenges: mobility, housing and water. Tomorrow starts with Chemistry will emphasize the role that chemistry plays in providing all the necessary answers. The centerpiece will be a large see-through platform under which will be a series of transparent display boxes, each containing daily life objects or materials associated with high-tech development seen to be shaping our lifestyle and future. Chemistry students from local universities will be present throughout the event to act as guides.

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The exhibition is open from 9.00 to 17.00. The entrance is free.

We hope to see you there!
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Check out this IYC activity page for more details
One of the many special event will be European Women: Innovating for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

& soon after, also in Brussels
> Nov 26, Greenlight@Brussels Day 2011
Greenlight@Brussels Day 2011, the second annual FREE event promoting science and technology in fun and exciting ways to girls, aged 11 to 15 from the Brussels area, is officially launched! Building on the terrific success of last year’s event — where 200 girls enjoyed a full day of inspiring speakers, hands-on workshops, and a Fun Lab showcasing the latest in high-tech gadgets and scientific innovations — Greenlight@Brussels Day 2011 will be our biggest and best greenlight for girls event ever!

> Dec 1, IYC Closing Ceremony
The IYC closing ceremony will emphasize the creativity and the potential of Chemistry to address the challenges facing our societies. High level speakers and young leaders will explore and debate how chemistry is vital for solving our most critical global problems including food, water, health, energy, habitat, and more._
For more information about IYC Closing, please visit

activity featured November 18, 2011