This year’s Tsukuba Conference (link to conference website here) will be a hybrid event held in-person at the Tsukuba International Congress Center and online from September 26 – 28 .
In July 2017, the Tsukuba Conference Organizing Council decided to create a new forum for future shapers—talented young leaders from industry, government and academia worldwide—and named it the “Tsukuba Conference.”
The purpose of the Tsukuba Conference is to bring together future shapers beyond all borders to facilitate discussion among them. It provides them with the opportunity to express their vision of the future and to meet their collaborators. Tsukuba Science City is the venue for this new forum. It is home to a few hundred research institutes hosting more than 20,000 researchers.
In cooperation with the Young Academy of Japan, GYA alumna and past Executive Committee (EC) member Yoko Shimpuku (Hiroshima University, Japan) has facilitated the inclusion of early-career researchers in a number of Future Shapers sessions.
GYA Co-Chair Priscilla Kolibea Mante (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana) will give a keynote talk at the opening ceremony.
Other speakers include the following:
Future Shapers Session: GYA members Mareli Claassens (University of Namibia) and Amarjargal Dagvadorj (Breathe Mongolia- Clean Air Coalition, Mongolia), and GYA alumni and past EC members Rob Jenkins (University of York, United Kingdom), Karly Kehoe (Saint Mary’s University, Canada), and Yoko Shimpuku (Hiroshima University, Japan).
Concurrent Session: Yoko Shimpuku (Hiroshima University, Japan), Mareli Claassens (University of Namibia), and GYA alumna and past EC member Sandra Lopez-Verges (Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies, Panama)