Pronatalism (from Latin "pro" - for + "natalis" - birth ) - a belief, according to which an increase in birth rate is a means of overcoming the threat to public safety associated with depopulation, as well as a means of strengthening the institution of family, and preservation of health and welfare of the population

The program of the International Symposium

"Fundamental Ideas of Modern Science on the Beginning of Human Life"

Dates: July 7, 2015

Organizer: Moscow Pro-Life Festival 

Venue: Hotel "Salute", subway st.Troparevo

July 7

9.00-10.00 - Registration

10.00-12.00 – Plenary session:

"Modern Interdisciplinary Scientific Data on the Beginning of Human Life and their Implications for Legal and Political Practice".

12.00-13.00 – Tea, coffee, Q&A.

13.00-15.00 - Breakout Session on Natural Science (Blue Hall).

13.00-15.00 - Breakout Session on Social Science (Red Hall).

15.00-16.00 - Lunch.

16.00-18.00 - Breakout Session on Natural Science (Blue Hall).

16.00-18.00 - Breakout Session on Social Science (Red Hall).

18.00-18.30 – Break.

18.30-19.30 – Closing Ceremony. Wrap-up and plans for international scientific collaboration on the topics of the conference.

20.00-21.00 – Dinner

On the 8th of July, sightseeing in Moscow will be organized for all the speakers. 

Sightseeing includes: the Red Square, the Tretyakov Art Gallery, the famous Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) Park, and Bunker 42 - a secret ColdWar object built under Stalin.


1. There is 20 minutes for a speaker, which includes a speech and a short discussion (Q&A). 

2. The papers are collected in advance, no later than 15th of June, so we can translate them and distrubute among the speakers in advance. 

3. Informal events will be accompanied by consecutive interepreters.