The Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum aims to provide a new mechanism for open discussions on an informal basis, and to build a human network that would, in time, resolve the new types of problems stemming from the application of science and technology. The forum community will also explore the opportunities arising from science and technology, and address how to remove the barriers to using science and technology to solve the problems facing humankind.
This forum is an opportunity for real dialogue among peers as the STS forum members participate, not as representatives of their country or organization, but as individuals expressing their own views. Participants generally undertake cross-border activities towards the establishment of shared values and commitment for the future. The event is a yearly convening of well over 1,000 creative and visionary minds from 80 countries and regions. Thus, the STS forum has become a global movement embracing the scientific community and beyond, forming networks among leaders from around the world to share collective knowledge and realize its full potential. Recognized as an essential venue for science and technology, an official statement summarizing the forum discussions is sent to international heads of state, in the hopes of building a richer and more sustainable future.
The Science and Technology in Society forum 2019 takes place from 5-8 October in Kyoto, Japan.
For more information on panels, sessions and overall programme as well as a complete list of speakers please visit the STS forum website.