The Sharing Knowledge Foundation is holding its annual conference at the European Nuclear Research Center (CERN) in Geneva from 7 to 8 June 2019. This major international event will bring together over 100 top scientists, innovators, business and political leaders, as well as young STEM leaders from Switzerland, the Middle East and Africa. Issues that will be discussed include the European refugee crisis and the role of science and innovation for reconstruction and integration; gender equality in STEM; and the importance of open access for scientific innovation. Tech and lab-to-market innovations will be at the forefront with presentations and pitching sessions by more than a dozen startups, graduates from the CERN, EPFL, ETH, SINGA and EnergyGeneration incubators. The conference will allow participants to meet today’s and tomorrow’s most prominent science and tech leaders, discover future applications of cutting edge scientific research and reflect on the role of science for social and sustainable impact.