Science Debate 2011 in Estonia
Members of the Science Debate team have continued to support international science debates, which have now occured in parlaimentary elections in several countries.
Estonian science journalist Priit Ennet met with Science Debate cofounder Shawn Otto at the Euroscience Open Forum and has organized a science debate in the upcoming Estonian national elections. Teadusdebatt 2011 will occur Monday February 14, 2011 at 6PM EET (11AM EST).
The debate will be held at the National Library in Tallinn at a time which is used each Monday for popular lectures on nature. These lectures have a well-established audience, many of whom are probably
interested in science topics and will probably be attending the debate.
They are spreading the word among scientists and in universities, and a major Estonian daily today covered the announcement of the debate. The debate will be interspersed with the performance of a singer. Including some live music is already a tradition in the nature lectures each Monday.
Electronic voting starts from February 24 and from February 28, advance voting in all polling stations takes place for three days. The elections day is March 6.