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International Directors Forum 2023, 14-16 November | Registration OPEN

#IDF2023, 14-16 November, is a unique opportunity for 200 senior leaders from science engagement institutions from ASPAC, ASTC, Ecsite, NAMES, RedPOP, and SAASTEC, to network and build relationships.

Leaders will hear from prominent speakers from across the globe discussing the challenges of Misinformation and the Planetary Crisis. Check out the confirmed speakers here. Participants will then have the chance to share their expertise in seeking solutions and debate the field's response to these contemporary challenges.

#IDF2023 is an in-person only event hosted by and will take place at Heureka - The Finnish Science Centre just outside Helsinki in Vantaa.

Optional Local Tours and Cultural Experiences will take place on 17 November.



  • The registration fee for this unique event is €719,20 including Finnish VAT at 24%
  • NAMES Members who would like to register are kindly requested to email NAMES Secretariat Office at
    • Please include the name and contact details of the chief executive who would like to register for the event.
  • A member chief executive could nominate an alternative for them from among the member institution senior directors
  • Registration is limited and will be provided to member chief executives on a first-come, first-served basis.


Before you travel

Travelling around Helsinki & Vantaa

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