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On 20–21 April 2023, the Presidents of the Academies of Sciences of the Baltic Sea countries, representatives of the European research institutes and academic organizations, as well as specialists of the energy industry, policymakers and entrepreneurs will gather in Riga for the 18th Baltic Conference on Intellectual Cooperation (BCIC). The conference is organized by the Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS) together with the Estonian and Lithuanian academies of sciences and the cooperation partners in Latvia – JSC Olainfarm and JSC Latvenergo.
Each of the previous conferences was devoted to a single topic, this year’s theme being energy in the widest sence. Academician Modris Greitāns, Foreign affairs secretary of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, who is one of the organizers and referees of the conference, emphasizes the topicality of the theme: “The theme of this year's conference is “Energy for the Future Society”. The events what we are witnessing today have shown that the matter of energy, and especially energy shortage and increase in price, has a huge impact on all groups of society, on their usual way of life and development opportunities. At the conference, the energy issues will be examined from a broad point of view, with scientists, businessmen and politicians discussing both energy production and alternative energy sources, methods of its storage, transmission and supply, as well as efficient and sustainable energy use. Energy is a field where the investments have to be planned very far-sightedly, because their results and benefits are expected only in a long term. In order that we would not be troubled by the energy problems in future, I invite all the interested parties to pay utmost attention to their prevention and discuss possible solutions to any of the problems at our conference!”
To participate in the conference, please, fill out the registration form.
More about the history of cooperation of the Baltic Academies of Sciences see the LAS website.