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Science, Technology & Universities' contributions to Society: "The Significance and Challenges of activities connecting Citizens and Scientists"

2011-11-19 (Sat) 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

As part of the Deliberation and Cooperation between Citizens and Scientists Project (DeCoCiS), the symposium Science, Technology & Universities' contributions to Society: "The Significance and Challenges of activities connecting Citizens and Scientists" will be held on Saturday, November 19.

Objectives of this symposium

These days common citizens have many concerns regarding science and technology. In order to address these issues, citizens and scientists need to work and discuss issues together continuously from both the mid- and long-term viewpoint.

The DeCoCiS Project studies organizations necessary to facilitate this communication between citizens and scientists and different methods have been tried. In order to expand our activities, we will establish a DeCoCis Network with organizations involved in similar activities.

In this symposium, regarding the idea of organizations connecting citizens and scientists, not only our research but also that of other organizations will be introduced. Participants will discuss the meaning and expected roles of such organizations as well as how to promote activities that can assist understanding and communication between citizens and scientists by making use of the characteristics of each organization.

Date and Time: Saturday, November 19, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Venue: SAJI Keizo Memorial Hall, 10th floor, Nakanoshima Center

Sponsored by: Deliberation and Cooperation between Citizens and Scientists (DeCoCiS)

Admission fee: There is NO fee for attending this symposium.

Seating space at the venue: 200

Registration is required.

How to apply: Please send the (1) name of your organization, (2) your name, and (3) your email address to office[at]decocis.net. When using this address please replace [at] with @. You will receive an email confirmation of your application.

Program

  • 10:00 a.m. -- Opening greetings, NAKAJIMA Hideto, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • 10:10 a.m. -- Introduction,  HIRAKAWA Hideyuki, Osaka University
  • 10:30 a.m. ~ 12:40 p.m. -- Part 1: An Organization that connects people
  • "Interactive Technology Assessment Activities at Hokkaido University," MIKAMI Naoyuki, Hokkaido University
  • "Approaches by Takagi Fund: Support for Citizen Science that can be Achieved only by a Citizens' Fund," SUGENAMI Tamotsu, The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science
  • DeCoCiS Activity Report
  • YAMANOUCHI Yasunori, Osaka University
  • KAUSGA Sho, Osaka University
  • KATO Kazuto, Kyoto University
  • 12:40 ~ 2:00 -- p.m. -- Break
  • 2:00 ~ 3:20 p.m. -- Part 2: DeCoCiS Network
  • "Outline of DeCoCiS Network," HIRAKAWA Hideyuki, Osaka University
  • "From the Viewpoint of Organization Participating in DeCoCiS Network," ITOH Masayuki, Kobe University
  • 3:20 ~ 3:50 p.m. -- Break
  • 3:50 ~ 5:30 p.m. -- Part 3: Panel Discussion "In order to Strengthen the Network Connecting Society with Science"

Panelists

  • SUGENAMI Tamotsu
  • MIKAMI Naoyuki
  • ITOH Masayuki
  • HIRAKAWA Hideyuki

Commentator: SHIROYAMA Hideaki, The University of Tokyo

M.C.: KATO Kazuto, Kyoto University

  • 5:30 p.m. -- Closing remarks

Lecture titles are subject to change.

For more information, contact:

DeCoCiS Project, Center for the Study of Communication-Design (CSCD), Osaka University, Education and Research Building 1, Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice, Osaka University, 1-16 Machikaneyama-cho Toyonaka 560-0043

Email: office[at]decocis.net (When using this address, please replace [at] with @.)

Date: 2011-11-19 (Sat) 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Organizer: DeCoCis Project, Center for the Study of Communication-Design (CSCD), Osaka University
URL: http://decocis.net/news/000459.php
Contact: Mr. YAMAUCHI or Mr. KASUGA, DeCoCiS Project, Email: office[at]decocis.net When using this address, please replace [at] with @.

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