Ceremonies and Lectures
Opening Ceremony Monday 11 June 2012, 9:00 to 11:00

Ceremony Highlights

His Majesty King Carl XIV Gustaf of Sweden
We are honoured to welcome H.M. The King to the Opening Ceremony.

Mattias Klum, National Geographic photographer and filmmaker
gives a speech on the conference theme “For the benefit of our world”.
In an artistic way that is entirely his own, Klum describes and portrays animals, plants,
and natural and cultural settings.
Sven Grahn, Swedish space pioneer
will share some of his many stories from his 50 years in national and international space programs

Gala Dinner Thursday 14 June 2012, 19:00 to 22:00

Guest Speaker

Frank Schätzing, German author
is mostly known for his best-selling science fiction novels The Swarm (2004) and Limit (2009).

"Future rumours - how the future will be - or rather not"

Closing Ceremony Friday 15 June 2012, 10:30 to 12:30

Highlight Lecture

Gentry Lee, Chief Engineer for the Solar System Exploration Directorate, NASA JPL
“Challenges of operating the Mars Science Laboratory”


Images: Kungahuset.se (H.M. The King), Samuel Svensäter (Mattias Klum), Paul Schmitz (Frank Schätzing)

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