Science and Technology: a D.R.I.V.E.R. of Transformation

Event Date: 
Wednesday, 10 August 2022 - 8:00am to Friday, 12 August 2022 - 4:30pm

FORECAST 2022 is the first joint conference of the Science Faculties of The University of the West Indies (Cave Hill, Mona and St Augustine) and the University of Technology, Jamaica. The theme of the conference is “Science and Technology: a D.R.I.V.E.R. of Transformation”.

The Conference, being the first of its kind, encompasses:

  • The 6th Faculty of Science and Technology Conference of The UWI, Cave Hill Campus
  • The 12th Faculty of Science and Technology Conference of The UWI, Mona Campus
  • The 1st  Faculty of Science and Technology Conference of The UWI, St. Augustine Campus
  • The 6th International Science Conference of the UTech, Ja.
  • The 2nd Student Grand Innovation Challenge
    (Student teams competing and presenting innovative scientific solutions to real Caribbean challenges related to management and use of water resources.)
The conference will highlight science and technology as a pillar for regional transformation through its provision of new thought, discourse and foundational knowledge and skills, as well as by driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and resilience in the pursuit of greater development.

Students, academics and professionals from tertiary institutions and the public and private sectors of the wider Caribbean and beyond, are invited to submit papers and posters detailing original scientific research findings of regional relevance. Presentations may be in any area of the medical, natural or social sciences and may cover pure or applied research, technological and scientific innovation, STEM policy and education, as well as industrial and developmental findings. Submissions highlighting interdisciplinary research are particularly encouraged.

Submissions are also invited from high and tertiary student teams for the 2nd Grand Innovation Challenge around the theme of Water.

The conference programme will include plenary lectures by invited experts, oral and poster presentations by participants, and conference prizes for best presentations.


General Public