Offering an assortment of exhibitions, competitions, workshops, shows, tours, and lectures targeting the entire family, the 3-day festival was a celebration of science and technology. It opened with a unique edutainment event, a 'Concert for Scientist and Orchestra,' featuring the Jerusalem Camerata Orchestra and Institute neurobiologist, Prof. Yadin Dudai, who demonstrated several of the remarkable traits of human memory. The second evening featured a panel addressing the question of the origin of life on earth and the possibility of life on other planets. The discussion began with a short presentation by Institute Prof. Doron Lancet, followed by Prof. Hagai Netzer of Tel Aviv University and Dr. Iris Frei of the Technion Institute of Technology.
The festival took place throughout the Institute's landscaped campus. Participants were welcomed at the Institute's Barbara and Morris Levinson Visitors Center, which offers a multimedia presentation and over 100 'Science-Teasers' describing the landmark research conducted by Weizmann Institute scientists, and at Weizmann House, the former home of Chaim Weizmann, Israel's first president and founder of the Weizmann Institute.
Prof. Yadin Dudai is the incumbent of the Sara and Michael Sela Chair of Neurobiology.
Prof. Doron Lancet holds the Ralph and Lois Silver Professorial Chair in Human Genomics.