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Press Release
For immediate publication

15 to 21 December, 2008

Mumbai, December 8th 2008: For the first time in Asia, the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) will host the biggest Asian gathering of international Nobel Laureates at the Nobel Laureates Conclave, IIIT, Allahabad from December 15 to 21st, 2008. With the Nobel Laureates’ Conclave, the IIIT-A will lay-down an important milestone in the history of Science and Technology in India.

The Nobel Laureates Conclave is part of the Science Conclave 2008 – a mega symposium, exhibition and lecture series on science and technology at the IIIT-A during the same period.

A salient feature of this event will be the Media Open House with the Nobel Laureates for Indian and international media persons – a program that will give the Indian media an opportunity to interact with the best brains from the international scientific community.

With help, support and inspiration from the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, IIIT-A is organizing a Science Conclave 2008 at the campus of IIIT-Allahabad, which will also include the Nobel Laureates’ Conclave – an event which will see about 12 international Nobel Laureates from different countries converge at one location and interact with hundreds of Indian scientists, researchers and technology students. Senior members from the Government secretariat, concerned ministries and from the Atomic, Nuclear and Space Research Departments will feature on the guest list. India Inc is expected to also turn up in full force to support the efforts of the scientific community in India.

According to Dr M D Tiwari, Founding Director, IIIT-A, “For the first time in Indian and Asian history, 12 Nobel Laureates, leaders, policymakers, research scholars and students including the first batch of the “INSPIRE” program by the DST will participate in the conclave to discuss the emerging trends in the scientific research and technological innovations in world of science. This is a great opportunity for the Indian scientific community particularly young minds to interact with global veterans and stalwarts in the respective scientific disciplines.”

The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) was established in 1999, as a centre of excellence in Information Technology and allied areas. The Institute was conferred the “University” status by the Government of India in the year 2000. The Institute hence is empowered to have a perpetual seal and award degrees subsequent to the conduct of its own examinations. IIIT-A is conceived with the ambitious objectives of developing professional expertise and skilled manpower in Information Technology (IT) and related areas.

Indian and International media are invited to cover the event and also interact with the luminaries and Nobel Laureates. A special Media Open house with the Nobel Laureates will be held during the event.

All media persons desirous of attending the event are requested to contact FLYNN REMEDIOS on 09821889888 or on futuristicmedianetwork@gmail.com to register for this event.

Daily/Regular updates on this event are available at: http://scienceconclave.blogspot.com and http://nobellaureatesconclave.blogspot.com

For other information regarding the event: http://scienceconclave.iiita.ac.in/

Media Contact details:
Flynn RemediosMedia Manager and Co-ordinator, Science Conclave, IIIT-A
Email: futuristicmedianetwork@gmail.com
Phone: +919821889888


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