2020 Annual Conference – Venue
The 2020 MIT Portugal Annual Conference will take place in Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva Science Centre.
About Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva Science Centre
The Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva Science Centre is a scientific and technological space and is located in the building used during 132 days for EXPO´98, and was one of the most emblematic thematic pavilions – Pavilhão do Conhecimento dos Mares [The Pavilion of Knowledge of the Seas]. During the Lisbon International Exhibit visitors made a journey of exploration across the oceans in its history, technical and human perspective. A boat from the São Jacinto shipyards was exposed in the central nave.
In fact, the Pavilion of knowledge of the Seas, was designed by J.L. atelier Arquitect Carrilho da Graça and the exhibits design by the ARX Portugal atelier was one of the most visited areas in EXPO’98 with over 2,543,914 visitors.
It reopened to the public as the Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva Science Centre on 25 July 1999 and aims to be – in addition to other spaces in Parque das Nações that continue to develop actions that mobilise thousands of visitors – a centre of interest, a pole of attraction and a qualified partner for the promotion of Science and Technology Education in the Portuguese society.
The Pavilion of Knowledge is an integral part of the national network of Ciência Viva centres with 20 science centres distributed throughout the country.
Throughout the years, several emblematic figures have visited this space designed to disseminate scientific culture. António Guterres, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Gene Cernan, Heinz Fischer, Jorge Sampaio, José Sócrates and Manuel Paiva.
[source: Pavilion of knowledge website]