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
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.
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