Pop’Sciences Festival: the Duchère neighborhood turns into an open-air research lab!

Du 17 May 2019 au 18 May 2019
Du 17 May 2019 au 18 May 2019

Offering workshops, games, radio shows, exhibitions, guided tours, the Pop’Sciences Festival is a free event where the general public can meet researchers, play, experiment and participate in debates about scientific progress in a number of areas, including astronomy, artificial intelligence, nutrition, and fake news. The festival will include about fifty events and nearly a 150 speakers...

Is it a good idea to attempt travel to Mars? How can we build trustworthy artificial intelligence? Were things better before? Are things improving? Each event offers an opportunity to think about progress, to explore the changes that science brings and to take a thorough approach to complex social challenges, including climate change, migration and the digital revolution.

The Université de Lyon is organizing this event in partnership with many different institutions, research organizations, laboratories and other partners. For the first time, the Pop’Sciences festival is venturing off-campus and into the Duchère neighborhood. This festival would not have been possible without the active support of the Mission Lyon-La Duchère and the neighborhood’s many educational and socio-cultural organizations and citizens who are invested in this project!

The festival is first and foremost about sharing and meeting others in a convivial environment. On May 17 and 18, the Abbé Pierre square and its surroundings will become a festive, welcoming space for families and curious passersby.

Brief overview of the program

  • Debate – One degree, two degrees, three degrees: It is a crime against humanity?
    Friday, May 17, from 6 to 7:30 PM
  • City and nature walk
    Friday, May 17. Meet at 2:15 and 4:30 PM at the École des Fougères
  • Film screening and debate – Artificial Intelligence: will the future be worse?
    Saturday, May 18, from 8:30 to 10 PM
  • Workshop/Lab – Noise Capture party
    Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 – non-stop event


Discover the full program (in French)