The Cafe Scientifique Network:
Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. The idea is to talk science, but outside an academic setting. The first Cafes Scientifique in the UK were held in Leeds in 1998. From there, cafes gradually spread across the UK and the rest of the World.
Cafe Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable.
What is Cafe Scientifique?
Cafe Scientifique is a forum for the discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. They are informal and accessible.
What happens at a CafeSci Dubai?
We start with a short introduction (usually about 20 min.) to the topic. After this there is a break to allow cups to be refilled and conversations to start. This is followed by 30 min. of discussions, brief science video, and 15 min. of Q & A.
What subjects will be discussed?
We cover a wide range of issues relating to science and technology including space exploration, de-extincition, the human brain, neuroeducation, exponentially growing technologies, nanotechnology, the Mars One Project etc. Details of previous events here.
Who else will be there?
Cafe audiences are people who are interested in science. Anyone can participate; speakers are there to be questioned and talk about their work at all levels.
I'm not a science buff, can I join?
Everyone's welcome and we positively welcome questions which begin "This might be a stupid question, but ..." These questions are invariably not stupid and often rather insightful.
Where, when, and how much?
Cafe Sci Dubai meet ups are free to attend, are usually held on the last Friday of each month (but not always). They usually take place from 5:00pm-6:30pm.