June 1st & 2nd (1pm - 5pm Boston | 19:00 - 23:00 Madrid)

In Person & Via Zoom** | RSVP: or

The Cervantes Institute at Harvard University organizes its eighth annual symposium, with the general theme "Spanish in/for Science and Technology," and an attractive program including two keynote lectures by prestigious researchers: Roger Fu (John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University) and Pilar Manchón (Senior Director of Engineering, AI Research Strategy, at Google Research). The conference will also feature a range of experts from the fields of Spanish language and Hispanic cultures, as well as from the sciences, who will share unpublished papers covering a variety of topics related to the general theme chosen this year.

June 1st Keynote Lecture (1pm, ET): “Las estrellas a través de las araucarias: La etnoastronomía mapuche-pewenche” by Roger Fu (Harvard University)

June 2nd Keynote Lectutre (1pm, ET): "La importancia de la lengua española en la IA Generativa" by Pilar Manchón (Google Research)

See attached program for further details.

**A note on the format of the event: The Thursday, June 1st session will be held in person at the Observatorio Instituto Cervantes at Harvard (Cambridge, MA), and available via Zoom. The Friday, June 2nd session will be entirely virtual. Those interested in attending (be it in person or via Zoom) should RSVP.

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