Academia Mexicana de Ciencias

Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light

The Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 was held on 19-20 January 2015 at UNESCO HQ in Paris, France.

The two-day event gathered over 1,000 participants comprising international diplomats and decision-makers, Nobel laureates, CEOs, and science and industry leaders from across the globe.

This trailer kicked off the official United Nations/UNESCO opening ceremony of the IYL2015 in Paris on January 19, 2015.

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Close ceremony
The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) will be brought to an official close with a ceremony to be held over three days from 4-6 February 2016 in the beautiful city of Mérida, Mexico, which is close to the Mayan Archaeological Site of Chichen Itza and one of the earliest astronomical observatories El Caracol. This final event of the IYL 2015 global celebration will be attended by the key figures behind the international year, including academics, international diplomats and decision-makers, CEOs, and science and industry leaders from across the globe.