• New York Academy of Sciences Annual Gala

  • About the New York Academy of Sciences Annual Gala

    For the past decade, the New York Academy of Sciences has celebrated New York City’s vital role as a vibrant and ever-expanding hub of science and technology innovation. Our annual Gala gathers renowned scientists, industry luminaries, and up-and-coming talent to showcase the accomplishments of leaders in research and science outreach and to celebrate the annual announcement of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.

    The Gala also provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the many institutions—and their most important partners and supporters—that are attracting and retaining science and technology talent in the city, driving local innovation and economic development, and launching visionary initiatives. The Academy greatly appreciates how these institutions work together to build an even stronger future for New York, and we make every effort to highlight and share their wonderful ventures.

    Each year, the Academy selects a different area of scientific research and development or an emerging technology on which to shine the Gala’s spotlight. Our 11th annual event—The Beautiful Mind: New York Neuroscience Burns Bright—will celebrate New York achievements in unraveling the mysteries of the human brain. The Gala will be held at The Conrad Hotel on November 10.

    2013: A New York: A Science State of Mind

    2012: Strengthening the STEM Pipeline: Mentoring the Innovators of Tomorrow

    2011: Translational Science: Turning Discoveries into Treatments

    2010: Developing a Scientific Agenda for Nutrition

    2009: Sustainable Cities

    2008: Announcement of Innovation in Industry Awards

    2007: Announcement of Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

    2006: Announcement of Scientists Without Borders Program

    2005: Celebrating Diversity in Science: Supporting Women and Underrepresented Minorities

    2004: Inaugural Celebration of Science and the City

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