In 2013, the World Science Festival arrived in Amsterdam with world-class science programming designed to inspire, educate and entertain audiences of all ages. The World Science Festival Amsterdam was organized by the Amsterdam Science Festival Foundation and was produced and presented in collaboration with the World Science Festival in New York.
Generous support for the WSF Amsterdam was provided by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), NEMO/Funding in Support of Science Communication (FOSC) and the Amsterdam Economic Board (AEB)/City of Amsterdam. The Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW), the VU University Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam provided deeply appreciated cooperation and assistance.
Ambassadors of the festival included Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton; KNAW President Hans Clevers; UvA Professor Louise Fresco; and technology journalist Alexander Klöpping.
The board of the Amsterdam Science Festival Foundation includes:
- Dr. Jan Pieter van der Schaar (chair)
- Dr. Martin Verbeet
- Pierre Ballings
For information about future programming, partnerships and sponsoring, please contact Leon van Ekeren at firstname.lastname@example.org.