Dr Janice Denoncourt, IPAN Director, reflects on her visit to Washington DC in May for the Nobel Prize Summit 2023

Being invited to attend the opening day of the globally renowned Nobel Prize Summit in person is very special. Held on 25 May at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) building in Washington DC, USA, this year the Nobel Prize Summit’s Global Conversation focused on the theme ‘Truth, Trust and Hope’, a critically important topic in this day and age. The Summit organisers, Vidar Helgesen, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation and Marcia McNutt, President of the US NAS stated: “With the 2023 Nobel Prize Summit we will promote scientific method, critical thinking, and constructive dialogue.” Day 1 was divided into two parts: Making Sense of Misinformation and The Truth is Out There, followed by Day 2 Forum of Experts and Day 3 participating in Solution Sessions. Janice says:

“I was thrilled and honoured to have been invited to attend the Nobel Prize Summit in person and visit the incredible National Academic of Sciences in the capital of the USA. I also attended a fascinating ‘Solution Session’ hosted by the Swedish Embassy. Engaging and connecting with an intellectually stimulating group of people and connecting was an important part of the interactive presentations and activities. I met the delightful Canadian Ambassador to the US, an awe-inspiring Nobel Laureate and many experts at the top of their fields. It was a truly motivational event. I was one of only a handful of attendees from the UK in attendance. The messages resonate for my interdisciplinary legal corporate governance, transparent reporting of intangibles and intellectual property rights in the digital environment research.”