Side events

The side events are different activities, each with its own dynamic, which find in CILAC and in the Science’s week an opportunity for their organization. The events will take place at the City of Knowledge (close to Wyndham Albrook Hotel, where transport facilities will be offered for the participants).



Organized by: Panamanian Institute of Law and New Technologies

Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled, we tell them all.

8:00 – 10:00

Organized by: The Big Bang Theory

Participatory workshops that use the pedagogical tools from the performing arts, in which the attendees should work on a proposed activity to generate their own results.

9:00 – 17:00
San Blas Room – Hotel Wyndham Albrook

Prior registration: contact filling the following registration form.

Workshop for the development of capacities related to scientific advice and the Sustainable Development Goals. It is designed for scientists and policy-making professionals that live or work in Central America. This workshop will help improve your ability for providing scientific advice in the policy-making process at all levels of government.

Organized by: United Nations University

This workshop’s objective is to provide participants with a global vision of the importance of scientific communication and tools to start practicing it on their daily jobs.

14:00 – 16:00hs
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Organized by: Technological University of Panama. Research Group of Intelligent Control Systems and Industrial Computing of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Research Group Corrosion Measurement and Control Unit of the Faculty of Science and Technology

It will convene composers, performers and amateur or professional musicians to present songs in Spanish with three to five minutes of duration in any musical genre, that promote the action of science in the face of the challenges of the 2030 agenda.

Open data: Processes and resources of the research data plan

10:00 – 14:00

Organized by: Columbus Association

This workshop offers to researchers and managers of research systems, inputs to evaluate the scope of research data management in the Open Science model and establish the conditions that allow developing and consolidating the initial strategies of the Region.

Presentation of “The mathematics of the daily” e-book

Organized by: CIENTEC Foundation, Technological Institute of Costa Rica, National University of Costa Rica, Technological Editorial, State University at a Distance

This presentation of the Ebook “The mathematics of the daily: stories, connections and curiosities”, (2016 Editorial Technology) is proposed as a strategy to promote two of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Mini-scope workshop and mobile device to investigate the microscopic world

Organized by: CIENTEC Foundation

This workshop stimulates citizen science, through the use of the Minescope to obtain images and other useful tools for research.

Sustainable cities, without science?

9:00 – 13:00
Organized by: Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Memory of the World Program of UNESCO

Two scientists from the region will be invited to participate, who will reflect on scientific information, its protection, use, dissemination and its relationship with the concept of sustainable cities. It will also be attended by three experts from the UNESCO Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean of Memory of the World.

Formulas for young about human rights, their memory, resilience and disasters

15:00 – 18:00
Organized by: Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Memory of the World Program of UNESCO

The objective of the workshop is for young people to analyze issues such as the recovery of memory and access to information in public or private archives, so that they become aware of how they can become agents of change to help vulnerable groups in society to adapt to emergency situations.

Seminar-workshop on ethical evaluation of research protocols

10:00 – 18:00
Organized by: Bioethics Committee of the University of Panama – National Committee of Bioethics of Research of Panama – Bioethical network of Latin America and the Caribbean

In this event the participants are invited to reflect on the ethical challenges that science has, in perspective with the importance of knowledge to comply with the 2030 agenda.

Applications must be sent to
Deadline: September 16, 2018 (midnight UTC). Candidates will be informed of the result before September 20, 2018.
Organized by: Global Young Academy, InterAcademy y KnowInnovation

This 2-day workshop leading up to the conference is designed to help young scientists take a more committed leadership.

The role of Open Science to achieve regional quality education

10:00 – 18:00
Organized by: Karisma Foundation, Center of Internet and Society from Rosario University (ISUR) and the System of Information on Biodiversity of Colombia (SiB Colombia)

The goal of this parallel event is to discuss and promote concrete actions on how is open science a form of promoting the 4th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) “Quality Education” from the 2030 Agenda.

Towards an Educational Research Agenda in Panamá

10:00 – 18:00
Organized by: Educational Research Investigation Center of Panama (scientific research and high technology services institute), Santa María la Antigua Catholic University, Ministry of Education from Panama, Science in Panama and Education’s Workgroup

This activity aims to generate a discussion and debate that enrichens and supports the national compromise for education.

Art and citizenship

14:00 – 16:00
Organized by: Residencia de Artista Conexión Drácula

It is proposed to carry out workshops where 30 people participate making paintings with motivational words from Panamanian poets to inspire participants. All materials, from canvases and brushes are made out of recycled materials

Seminaire Workshop Challenges and alternatives of syntagmatic research “towards the thinking emancipation”

10:00 – 18:00hs

Organized by: ISAE University, Panama

During this event there will be analized ethical problems derived from scientific research for defining the minimum ethical requisites of it.


Organized by: AAAS. IAI, SENACYT

The course will emphasize the connection between national challenges, global challenges and the boundaries between the different areas of knowledge and the various levels of intervention of scientific diplomacy and their contributions to the interface between science and policy development.

Including the gender dimension in financing science from Latin America


Organized by: UNESCO, IDB, SENACYT

This meeting provides policy makers of science and technology in Latin American countries with a discussion space on the inclusion of the gender dimension in the design and implementation of policy instruments, particularly those related to the financing of science. and the investigation. The main objective of the meeting is to present ideas and good practices in the area, facilitating exchange among countries and promoting initiatives both national and regional impact.

Give me Sciences of the Earth, and I will do Sustainable Development in the world

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Organized by: International Program of Geo-Sciences and Geoparks, UNESCO Montevideo | YES Network

The challenges to organize and preserve scientific information will be discussed, to avoid its loss, to guarantee its accessibility in the future and to propose solutions in the execution of sustainable and sustainable projects in the cities. Directed to scientists, political decision-makers, civil society, researchers and students.