Sparks! Talks | 17 November 2022 | CERN

The Sparks! 2022 Talks will be streamed live online. A live audience will be allowed as and if the situation allows. The public will be informed in due time. The Sparks! Talks will consist of a series of short talks and debates about the current breakthroughs in the field of technology for health. The talks will be given by a selection of our invited participants to the Sparks! Forum which will take place at CERN the next day. Find the list of Forum participants below. The full program and the lineup of speakers for the event will be published on this page soon. 

Whatever your background, if you are fascinated by the challenges and impact of technology for health, look out for our podcast series in October 2022 to learn more about the theme and join us for the live stream on 17 September 2021.


Following CERN’s open access policy, there will be satellite viewing events around the world. If you are interested in hosting a streaming party and your own informal forum, please get in touch with: Laetitia Veyrat <>


The talks will be in English. French subtitles will be available for part of the event.


Volunteers will be a key part of the success of the event. Registration will open at the end of  the summer 2022 for CERN members of personnel. The call for volunteers will be communicated through the usual CERN internal channels.

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