OIST Foundation One Year Anniversary Gala: A Bridge to the Future

Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 at 6:30 PM EST · By OIST Foundation
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What are some of the most pioneering innovations in science and technology being developed today and how will they impact our lives, business, and society – now and in the future?  Join the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Foundation (OIST Foundation) for a dynamic and far-reaching discussion with some of the most enterprising scientists in our world today.

Panelists for our core program include: Dr. Andrew Blake, former laboratory director Microsoft Research Cambridge, former Director of the Alan Turning Institute, and Chair of the Samsung AI Centre; Dr. Kenji Doya, Professor, Neural Computation Unit, OIST; Dr. Peter Gruss, President and CEO, OIST; Mr. James Higa, Executive Director at Philanthropic Ventures Foundation; Dr. Sachiko Kuno, Founder, Halcyon Incubator; Dr. Carla J. Shatz, Sapp Family Provostial Professor, The Catherine Holman Johnson Director of Stanford Bio-X, and Professor of Biology and Neurobiology, Stanford University; and Ms. Amy Webb, Quantitative Futurist, NYU Stern School of Business. Moderated by Dr. Nancy Snow, Pax Mundi ("Distinguished") Professor of Public Diplomacy at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Emeritus Professor of Communications at Cal State Fullerton and author of the Japan Times article Japan’s Future is an OISTer.

We will also celebrate the Foundation's one year anniversary with special musical performances from violinist Eiko Kano together with her duo partner Karén Hakobyan on the pianoas well as remarks from Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America; Minister Taro Kono, Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi, Consul General of Japan in New York; Mr. Robert Koepcke; Consul General of the United States to Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Proceeds will advance the OIST Foundation’s mission to promote global science breakthroughs, strengthen US-Japan relations, and advance the sustainable development of Okinawa.

The OIST Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, relies on private support to promote global science breakthroughs, strengthen US-Japan Relations, and advance the sustainable development of Okinawa.  Please make a gift today to ensure this good work into the future.  You can donate with or without purchasing a ticket.

Have questions about the event? Contact us at info@oistfoundation.org

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Join us for this benefit event to support the mission of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Foundation (OIST Foundation) and celebrate our one year anniversary.  Themed, "A Bridge to the Future," this event engages leading scientists and technology experts in a live discussion on future innovations and their impact on our lives and society.  The event also highlights OIST's impact on inspiring and training the next generation of scientists and features remarks from numerous VIP speakers.

Suggested donation of $100 per person.

The OIST Foundation relies on private support to promote global science breakthroughs, strengthen U.S.-Japan relations, and advance the sustainable development of Okinawa.  Please make a gift today to ensure this good work continues into the future.  You can donate below with our without purchasing a ticket.

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The VIP Admission Ticket offers you both general admission to our event as well as admission to our virtual VIP receptions following the Anniversary Gala. VIP receptions will be from 8:00 to 8:45 PM EST and will allow you to engage in a small group conversation with some of our main speakers to discuss future trends in science and technology.

The OIST Foundation relies on private support to promote global science breakthroughs, strengthen U.S.-Japan relations, and advance the sustainable development of Okinawa.  Please consider making an additional gift today to ensure this good work continues into the future.

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