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Second virtual edition for the Acfas Congress


Organized jointly with Université Laval, the event will virtually bring together around 4,000 participants from some thirty countries. They will look, in French, at the most recent advances in science over the course of 200 conferences and 600 free communications in fields such as education, letters, the arts as well as the health, human and social sciences. and natural.

It is the biologist in love with the French language and communication Boucar Diouf who this year assumes the honorary presidency of the event, whose theme is Sciences – Innovations – Societies.

It is also a place of humility, because you realize that you know very little. The world of knowledge is so vast.

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A historic edition

This edition has a historical dimension, since it marks the launch of the celebrations of the 100and anniversary of theAcfas, created in 1923 under the name of the French-Canadian Association for the Advancement of Science. The non-profit organization was renamed Association francophone pour le savoir in 2001 and, since May 2019, is simply called Acfas. Two symposiums will highlight the organization’s contribution since its creation and focus on its future.

Again this year, the competition My thesis in 180 seconds will allow doctoral students to present their research topic in simple and concise terms to an audience.

The competition The proof by the image, bringing together images from scientific research, is also back this year. The national final will be presented at the Théâtre de la Cité universitaire at Université Laval on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.

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The radio magazine for scientific news and culture The light years d’ICI TurnedNews.com will devote part of its May 15 program to the Congress.

Next year the 90and Congress of theAcfas will be organized by HEC Montreal, Polytechnique Montreal and the University of Montreal.

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