Side events

In the framework of CILAC 2018, and the Science Week in Panama, different events took place near the Open Forum, organized by different institutions and with a wide variety of proposals.

Most of the activities were carried out in the City of Knowledge, next to the hotel where the Forum took place, and had the participation of scientists, students and the general public with different interests.

The Global Young Academy, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the United Nations University, The Big Van Theory, and the Columbus Association, among others, were some of the institutions that took their workshops and other proposals to CILAC.


17-19 OCT

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Scientific journalism and communication workshop; part of the global series “Reach and Turn”

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 in their daily jobs.

17-19 OCT

OCT 17 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. | 18-19 OCT 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Panama Hotel

Science Diplomacy workshop

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.

20-21 OCT

OCT 20 1:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. | OCT 21 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
City of Knowledge Room 301 (Room 105)

Young scientists leading the change to 2030

Organized by: Global Young Academy, InterAcademy Partnership, InclusiveInnovation

This 1.5-day workshop leading up to the conference is designed to help young scientists take a more committed leadership.
Applications must be sent to before Sep 16th.

21 OCT

2:30 p.m.
Wyndham Albrook Hotel, Miraflores Room

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.

22-23 OCT

9:00-11:00 a.m.
Coiba Room, SENACYT, Building 205, City of Knowledge

Humanize science

Organized by: The Big Van 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.

22 OCT

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
City of Knowledge, Room 102 (Convention Center)

The role of Open Science to achieve regional quality education

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.
Registration: submit form

22 OCT

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Coiba Hall, SENACYT, City of Knowledge

VOX 2030

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 suit 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.
Registration: submit form

22 OCT

City of Knowledge, Room 102 (Convention Center)

FuckUp Nights

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.

23 OCT

9:00-11:00 a.m.
Wyndham Albrook Hotel, Miraflores Room

Connecting research and practice of science with the SDGs and gender equality

Organized by: OWSD | TWAS

Brief introduction to sustainable development, with special emphasis on the role of science and education. We will carry out an exercise of familiarization with the SDOs in which the participants will have the opportunity to relate to each other and from their work with the Global Challenges. The workshop will be an opportunity to learn about the individual goals behind each SDG, link them with the planetary boundaries and, finally, identify the connections and interdependence among all the SDGs. We will work in small groups to facilitate the exchange.

23 OCT

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
City of Knowledge, Room 102 (Convention Center)

Towards an Educational Research Agenda in Panama

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 enriches and supports the national commitment for education.

23 OCT

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
City of Knowledge, Room 108 (Convention Center)

Seminar Workshop Challenges and Alternatives of Syntagmatic Research «Towards the Emancipation of Thought»

Organized by: ISAE University, Panama

In this event, the ethical problems derived from scientific research will be analyzed to define the minimum ethical requirements of the same.

23 OCT

Room 101 (Convention Center)

Seminar-workshop on ethical evaluation of research protocols

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.

23 OCT

9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Origin & end

Organized by: SENACYT, INDICASAT-AIP, Smithsonian, Sociedad de AntropologiaPanameña, Universidad Latina de Panamá

Perhaps the most suggestive questions that current science has raised, since we are not with us, we are directed to the fundamental themes of modern science that were addressed during the workshop: the origin of the universe, the emergence of life, as a way of the brain and the death process.

The Origin & End event will present 5 thematic talks: the origin of the universe (Madeleine Rojas), the evolution of life (Sabrina Amador), the evolution of the brain (Diego Reginensi) and death as well as the biological and cultural process ( Yila de la Guard / Guillermina De Gracia).


23 OCT

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Coiba Room, SENACYT, Building 205, City of Knowledge

Including the gender dimension in financing science from Latin America


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 between countries and promoting initiatives both national and regional impact.

24 OCT

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The New Vision of Curriculum Analysis in Science and its Challenges

Organized by: UNESCO, MEDUCA and SENACYT

The meeting aims to promote the improvement of education and learning of science in Panama, and share and collect information and evidence solid for the deepening of the analysis of Results of the Fourth Regional Study Comparative and Explanatory (ERCE-2019).

24 OCT

9:00 a.m.
Bristol Hotel, Calle 47 Este, Panama City, Panama

Conference on Human Rights and Human Mobility in Latin America

Organized by: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights OHCHR

The purpose of this conference is to raise awareness of the reality of human rights throughout the region and to create a space for conversation with opinion-generating actors on the growing challenges regarding the promotion and protection of human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Contact: Carlos Rodriguez

24 OCT

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Coiba Room, SENACYT, Building 205, City of Knowledge

Open data: Processes and resources of the research data plan

Organized by: Columbus Association

This workshop offers 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.

24 OCT

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
City of Knowledge, Room 102 (Convention Center)

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

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.

24 OCT

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Art and citizenship

Organized by: Dracula Connection Artist Residency

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.

24 OCT

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
City of Knowledge, Room 101 (Convention Center)

Give me Earth Sciences, and I will make Sustainable Development

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

The objective of the workshop is to have a space for discussion on the role of Earth Sciences in the path towards Sustainable Development. In this event, participants are invited to reflect on the role of UNESCO
World Geoparks in education, geological heritage and sustainable development, taking into account the importance of knowledge for the fulfillment of the 2030 agenda.
Registration: submit form

24 OCT

3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
City of Knowledge, Room 108 (Convention Center)

Sustainable cities, without science?

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.

26-27 OCT

9:00-17:00 hs.
San Blas Room, Wyndham Albrook Hotel

Scientific advice and the Sustainable Development Goals


Workshop for the development of capacities related to scientific advice and the Sustainable Development Goals. It is designed for scientists and policy-making professionals who 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.
Registration: submit form to phollemann@senacyt.gob.pac