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Japan SciCom Forum 2018 at ELSI

Mary Voytek (NASA), Juliana Chan (Asian Scientist Magazine), Takao Someya (University of Tokyo)
April 20, 2018
09:30 - 17:30

ELSI Hall, Ishikawadai Bldg. 7 (ELSI-1), Tokyo Tech Ookayama campus

The Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) at Tokyo Tech will be hosting Japan SciCom Forum 2018.

This event will bring together communicators, writers, scientists, journalists and select experts from abroad to inspire and boost the cohesion of science communication in Japan. When news of research carried out in Japan can effectively reach a global audience, the whole national science community will benefit.

Anyone interested in science communication, especially researchers themselves, are encouraged to attend.

Time and Date: Friday, April 20, 2018, 9:30 - 17:30 (Reception 18:00 - 20:00)

Venue: ELSI Hall, Ishikawadai Bldg. 7 (ELSI-1), Tokyo Tech Ookayama campus
Admission fee: Free
Capacity: 100
Language: English (Simultaneous interpretation is provided in the morning session)
Registration: Registration Form

Host: ELSI, Tokyo Tech
Sponsors: EurekAlert!, Research University Consortium


09h00 - : Reception opens
09h25 - : Welcome remarks
09h30 - 09h50: Keynote presentation (1) - Mary Voytek (NASA)
09h50 - 10h50: Flash talks: hear from institutions around Japan
10h50 - 11h20: Coffee and interaction time
11h20 - 11h40: Keynote presentation (2) - Juliana Chan (Asian Scientist Magazine)
11h40 - 12h00: Keynote presentation (3) - Takao Someya (University of Tokyo)
12h00 - 12h30: Panel discussion and speaker Q&A

12h30 - 14h00: Lunch: explore local restaurants in the Ookayama area

14h00 - 15h30: Workshop 1 - a) pitching to the media / b) open science
15h30 - 16h00: Coffee and interaction time
16h50 - 17h30: Workshop 2 - c) press releases / d) social media
17h30 - : Wrap-up
17h45 - : Reception

URL : Japan SciCom Forum 2018

Mary Voytek

Juliana Chan

Takao Someya