Programs & Conferences

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  • French-American Innovation Day (FAID)

    The FAID is an annual Franco-American event which brings together scientists, industrialists and investors. It is a free, high-level scientific event in Boston area where researchers and companies have the opportunity to exchange views on a specific technological issue, start-up co-operative activities and develop in business in a transatlantic perspective.

  • California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies (CaFFEET)

    The California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies (CaFFEET) is an annual event established in 2011 by EDF and the Consulate General of France in San Francisco. Its aim is to promote technical and scientific collaborations on energy efficiency between France and California, two leaders in achieving low-CO2 economies.

  • France-Atlanta

    Since 2010, the OST has been organizing scientific workshops during the annual France-Atlanta conferences. This event is co-organized by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology and is centered on innovation and designed to foster French-American cooperation and synergetic exchange in the southeastern U.S.

  • French American Science Festival (FASF)

    The Office for Science and Technology (Chicago section) organizes the annual French-American Science Festival, as part of the French Innovation Week organized by the Consulate General of France and French-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago.
    The French American Science Festival features free conferences and hands-on activities for students and their teachers, to the benefit of French-American scientific exchanges.

  • French-American Doctoral Exchange Program (FADEx)

    The FADEx (French-American Doctoral Exchange) program was created in 2014 by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States. This program aims to enhance scientific exchanges between American and French Ph.D. students working in the same field of research in order to encourage the development of French-American collaborations in the future. This program also serves as an opportunity for American students to better understand the French research system.

  • French Ameri-Can Climate Talks (FACTS)

    Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21-Paris Climate 2015), FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS) is an event organized by the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States.

  • Life Sciences

    The Life Sciences program was launched in 2012 by the Office for Science and Technology of the French Embassy in the United States. Since the beginning, the Life Sciences program has given American and French students and researchers opportunities to immerse themselves in the life sciences by participating in scientific competitions, contests and games.

  • Networking Events in Science & Technology (NEST)

    Members of the French-American scientific community who have established lasting bilateral relationships are uniquely positioned to promote stronger French-American scientific collaborations. They have the mutual desire to increase the sharing of knowledge and to reinforce international (…)

  • Science breakfasts

    Together with the Science Diplomats Club, the Office of Science and Technology organizes monthly Science Breakfasts, where a prominent member of the American science and technology community, speaks to an audience of counselors from embassies in Washington.