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!!30th Annual Plenary Conference of Academia Europaea:  “Building Bridges”
__Date:__ 28 - 30 November, 2018\\
__Venue:__ Barcelona, Spain
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The 30th Annual Plenary Conference of Academia Europae will take place in __Barcelona, Spain, November 28 - 30, 2018__. The scientific programme theme is “Building Bridges 2018”.

!!Tentative schedule. (Schedule subject to change; the final programme will be distributed in May).   

!28 November. At the Institute for Catalan Studies (Prat de la Riba Hall). C/ Carme 47. 08001 Barcelona
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__09:00 - 13:00__ AE Class Workshops (to be developed by the Classes). Ideas can be submitted to the relevant Class Chairs now.
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__09:00 - 13:00__ Meetings of the Young Academy of Europe.
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__15:00 - 16:30__ The 30th Annual Business Meeting of AE members.
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__18:00 - 19:30__ The DISPUTATIO OF BARCELONA 2018 (open to all)
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__19:30 onwards:__ A celebration reception and hot buffet.
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!29    November. At the CosmoCaixa Science Museum (Agora Room). C/ Isaac Newton 26, 08022 Barcelona
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__10:00__ Welcome to delegates.
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__10:15__ The 2018 ERASMUS Medal of the Academia Europaea- to Professor Hans Clevers.
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__10:30__ The 2018 AE-Heinz-Nixdorf Foundation ERASMUS Lecture.  
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__12:30__ Building Bridges in Science - North to South.
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__14:15__ The 2018 Young Academy of Europe Award presentation and Lecture.
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__15:00__ Building Bridges: Metrics and Science, ‘a bridge too far?’
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__16:30__ Building Bridges in Science - East to West.
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__17:00__ Panel debate - providing a robust bridge between science, evidence and policy.
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__CLOSE at 18:00__
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__20:00 - 21:30__ Concert at the Gimbernat Hall Anatomical Theatre, mid 18th century (open to all)
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!30 November (Optional excursion - a fee will be charged in advance) - to the karstic zone of Banyoles Lake and volcanic region of Olot

Geology, landscape, ecology and culture (including food and wines of the region). About 300 km round trip to Barcelona. Limited to a maximum of 50 people.