What is CILAC?

The Open Forum of Sciences of Latin America and the Caribbean is a regional space for debate and exchange. On an itinerant basis in different cities of the region, every two years the Forum’s face-to-face meeting is held for 3 days. The CILAC Forum is the “hub” of science in Latin America and the Caribbean, constituting a regional platform to discuss how to strengthen and implement effective science, technology and innovation (STI) policies in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030.

CILAC represents a permanent movement for dialogue and cooperation between actors, the exchange of experiences, the definition of strategies and the monitoring of actions at the regional level in the field of science, technology and innovation.

The face-to-face Forum is a unique event of its kind, in which a central Forum is developed with more than 60 sessions with personalities from around the world, parallel events -such as workshops and talks related to the topics of interest of the Forum- and cultural and social activities related to STI in the city. The program also includes the exhibition of posters, installation of institutional stands and technical visits for interested participants.

+ 100 activities
+ 200 panelists
+ 25 countries

CILAC connects future researchers with top-level scientists, young entrepreneurs with business and corporate leaders, visionaries and innovators with political decision-makers, artists, designers, inventors and engineers, science journalists, and science outreach centers.

From April 26 to 28, 2021 in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, the third edition of the successful Open Forum of Sciences of Latin America and the Caribbean will take place.