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The Altas of Ideas Final Conference


Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 5:00 PM (PST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Academic/NGOs: £295+ VAT (£51.63) £346.63   more info Ended £346.63 £12.62
Government/public sector: £395+ VAT (£69.13) £464.13   more info Ended £464.13 £16.73
Business: £495 + VAT (£86.63) £581.63   more info Ended £581.63 £19.95

Event Details

Join us at The Atlas of Ideas conference on January 17th and 18th, 2007, where policymakers, business leaders, scientists and opinion formers from across Asia, Europe and the US will gather to debate the new geography of science. 

The conference will mark the launch of a major report on the increasing importance of China, India and Korea in global networks of science and innovation, and the opportunities that these trends may create for new forms of research collaboration with Europe. The report is based on 18 months of fieldwork and over 400 interviews with policymakers, scientists and business leaders.

Speakers include:

  • Chunli Bai, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Drummond Bone, President, Universities UK
  • Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature
  • Will Hutton, Chief Executive, The Work Foundation
  • Sheila Jasanoff, Professor of Science & Technology Studies, Harvard University
  • Boris Johnson MP, Shadow Minister for Higher Education
  • Jonathan Kestenbaum, Chief Executive, NESTA
  • Sir David King, Chief Scientific Adviser, UK Government
  • R.A. Mashalkar, Director-General, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research 
  • John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist Kwan Rim, Chairman, Samsung Advanced Technology Institute
  • Lord Sainsbury, Minister for Science and Innovation 
  • AnnaLee Saxenian, author of ‘The New Argonauts’ Denis Simon, Provost, The Levin Institute
Have questions about The Altas of Ideas Final Conference? Contact Demos

When & Where

Central London

United Kingdom

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 5:00 PM (PST)

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Demos is one of the UK’s most influential think-tanks. Our research focuses on five areas: cities, culture, identity, public services and science. We analyse social and political change, which we connect to innovation and learning in organisations.

Our partners include policymakers, companies, public service providers and social entrepreneurs. Our international network – which extends across Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, Brazil, India and China – provides a global perspective and enables us to work across borders.

As an independent voice, we can create debates that lead to real change. We use the media, public events, workshops and publications to communicate our ideas. All our publications can be downloaded free from

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