From April 24-29 the 14th international conference of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT) will take place in Tartu, Estonia. The theme of the conference is What is life? More information about the conference can be found here: http://esssat2012.edicypages.com.
This year will be the first time since I was a student that I will not attend the ESSSAT conference. My first ESSSAT conference was Lyon in 2000, and I’ve attended all the ESSSAT conferences since then.
I must confess that the theme as well as the speakers did not appeal to me so much this year. But the most important reason for my skipping the conference this year is that since September last year I have been working really hard on a big research proposal for the Dutch Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO). Yesterday I had the final interview, however, I will say nothing more at this point about the project or otherwise, until the final decision by the Board of NWO has been reached.
Moreover, in the mean time I have already committed myself to lectures and other activities in the same week that the ESSSAT conference takes place.
So no ESSSAT conference for me this year. I wish all my friends at ESSSAT a very happy conference. See you perhaps in two years time…
More info: http://www.esssat.org.