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Grasping the signs of changes in society, science and technology is one of the key issues for our better future society developing. Such activities as scenario planning and horizon scanning are becoming popular now around the world. These efforts are also important for the companies as well as the government.
This conference aims to discuss the future direction of the foresight activities from both international and domestic viewpoints, and to share the experience around the world, including how we can grasp emerging trends of society, science and technology to elicit implications towards desirable society.

Name of the conference The 5th International Conference on Foresight: Foresight Activities for Solving Societal Issues
Dates Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 13:00-17:00
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10:00-15:00
Venue Miral CAN Hall
Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)
2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Organizer National Institute of Science and Technology Policy
Partner Nikkei BP Mirai Institute
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
12:30 Doors open
13:00 Opening Address
Mr. Yuji Sakakibara, Director-General of NISTEP
13:10 Keynote Speech
Prof. Terutaka Kuwahara (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
14:00 Session 1: Government Foresight

  • Prof. Leonid Gokhberg
    (National Research University-Higher School of Economics, Russia)
  • Dr. Adrian Kuah
    (Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore)
15:30 Session 2: Innovation and business

  • Dr. Alexander Sokolov
    (National Research University-Higher School of Economics, Russia)
  • Dr. Sarah Cheah
    (Exploit Techinologies Pte Ltd)
  • Dr. Geoff Woodling
    (Business Futures Network, UK)
17:00 Close
Thursday, February 13, 2014
9:30 Doors open
10:00 Session 3: International Activities

  • Dr. Surachai Sathitkunarat
    (APEC Center for Technology Foresight)
  • Prof. Margot Weijnen
    (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Angela Wilkinson
13:00 Session 4: Diversified Activities

  • Mr. Eric E. A. Raymundo
    (Raymundo Environmental Consultancy, Philippines)
  • Mr. John A. Sweeney
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA)
  • Dr. Kuniko Urashima
15:00 Closing Address
Mr. Atsushi Ogasawara, Director of Science and Technology Foresight Center, NISTEP

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Admission fee Free
Languages Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation available)
Capacity 300 sheets
Contact Information Science and Technology Foresight Center, NISTEP
E-mail:conference2014[insert atmark here]
Please click here for registration (External Website)

Closing date for registration: February 10, 2014, 17:00 JST
You will receive confirmation e-mail after the registration. Please print out and bring it with you to the registration desk on the day.