The 2012 World Science Festival took place on May 30-June 3 in New York City. We offered a slate of exciting new programs and old favorites this year, all aimed at unlocking the beauty and complexity of science for everyone. Sign up for our newsletter to stay connected and get exclusive interviews, stories, and updates on upcoming programs.


Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012
Time: 02:00 PM-05:30 PM
Venue: New-York Historical Society, Smith Auditorium

Imagine beating every strain of flu with a single jab. Wiping out your risk of some lethal cancers, HIV, and malaria during a routine doctor’s visit. That’s the promise of next-generation vaccines, and researchers are closing in on the basic science needed to bring them to reality. Join epidemiologists, virologists, and public-health experts as they share insights on the new wave of vaccine research, and the race to eliminate pandemic threats. Setting the stage for the discussion is a screening of Contagion, Steven Soderbergh’s chilling thriller about a deadly flu outbreak and the global race to contain it.

Screening at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and Program at 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Presented in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, where “Get Vaccinated” is on display May 15 through September 2.

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