t the Bravo Sustainable Dialogue and Awards 2019 ceremony, that took place at the Athens Concert Hall, Xanthi Techlab of the Cultural Center of Xanthi was granted an award in the category Bravo Society as a "Youth Cooperation and Empowerment Structure". With the full support of the US Embassy and continuing its innovative activities last year, Xanthi Techlab carried out more than 200 educational robotics activities, innovation and youth entrepreneurship activities. In this way participated in the social dialogue on sustainable development this year proving its contribution to the local ecosystem. The award was received by Xanthi TechLab manager Dimitris Giannakoudis.
Associate Professor of the National Technical University of Athens who has been living in the United States for the past few years– and Shri Narayanan, is developing applications that convert the “signals” of human feelings and behaviors to useful information and aims to fill this “gap” with the algorithm it developed.
The technical department of developers is located in Greece, while the commercial department is in Los Angeles.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Stavros Tombris was awarded the “Physician of the Year” for 2019 by the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation in the US. His specialty is the treatment of rare diseases, including vascular malformations affecting 1% of the population. internationally, but also acquired facial malformations.
The U.S. Embassy in Athens and Greek nonprofit organization SciCo, are organizing for the first time in Greece, the STEM STARS GREECE competition with the aim of supporting, highlighting, and rewarding 14 to 18-year-old students with a special inclination towards science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The winners of the competition will receive special prizes, including the opportunity to represent Greece at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the largest international science competition, which will be held in Anaheim, California from 10 to 15 May 2020. The competition is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.
10th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival
➔ 10 years AAGFF!
➔ 20th November - 5th December 2019
➔ Greek Film Archive
The Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, the Greek Film Archive's favourite establishment has its birthday in November: it turns ten years old, and it will celebrate with many surprises to be announced shortly.
The 10th AAGFF will take place on the 20th of November till the 5th of December 2019, at the Greek Film Archive (Venues A, B) and Exile Room, aspiring to bring to the foreground, that which is most fresh and groundbreaking in international contemporary cinema.
One more international recognition for Greek students, an inspiration instilled with a deep social impact!
The research team iGEM Thessaly won the golden prize in an international competition of synthetic biology, hosted by MIT in Boston.
You are invited to join us at the 2019 Athens American Studies Seminar! Co-organized by the U.S. Embassy Athens, The Institute of International Relations of Panteion University, American College of Greece-Deree, and the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, this year’s topic will be “The Threats to Democracy from the Spreading of Disinformation: The Impact on International Affairs, Politics, and Public Opinion” and will be held on November 14, 2019, 10:00-18:00 at The American College of Greece-Deree (6 Gravias St., Agia Paraskevi) with Dr. Stephanie Edgerly, Northwestern University, as keynote speaker and panels with prominent professors from Deree - ACG, from Panteion University, and Media Experts.
On November 20-21, the Benaki Museum, the U.S. Embassy in Greece, and the British Council, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Athen and the Ambassade de France en Grèce/ Institut Français de Grèce, will organize the conference “My Museum: The Museum as the Living Room of Society.”
This year, the annual Museum Conference is getting bigger and better: it has grown into a two-day event in Athens, with expanded international participation and a dedicated website. For the ninth edition of the conference, we invite professionals from museums and cultural organizations, artists, civil society representatives, educators, activists, and students to examine how museums can be places of intercultural dialogue, activism, and community engagement.