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The 23rd Pacific Science Congress “Science, Technology, and Innovation: Building a Sustainable Future in Asia and the Pacific”

The 23rd Pacific Science Congress (PSC-23) will be held on the campus of Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan from 13 – 17 June 2016.

The theme of the 23rd Pacific Science Congress is “Science, Technology, and Innovation: Building a Sustainable Future in Asia and the Pacific”, and is organized around three major themes with eight sub-themes:

I. Understanding and Addressing Environmental Challenges

  • Climate Change and Earth System Sciences
  • Biodiversity and Natural Resources
  • Food / Water / Energy

II. Tackling Human and Social Challenges

  • Human Health
  • Human Diversity and Inclusive Development
  • Disaster Risk Reduction

III. Connecting Science and Innovation for a Sustainable 21st Century

  • Science for Society: Building Green Societies
  • Emerging Technologies for Sustainability

Plenary Keynote Speakers include:

  • Dr. Takashi Gojobori (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) on “Biodiversity and Natural Resources”
  • Dr. Sandra Harding (UCLA) on “Human Diversity and Inclusive Development”
  • Mr. Lawrence Kent (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) on “Food / Water / Energy”
  • Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee (Academia Sinica) on “Science for Society: Building Green Societies”
  • Dr. Gordon McBean (International Council for Science, ICSU) on “Disaster Risk Reduction”
  • Dr. George Whitesides (Harvard University) on “Emerging Technologies”
  • Dr. Chi-Huey Wong (Academia Sinica) on “Human Health”
  • Dr. David Wratt (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand) on “Climate Change and Earth System Sciences”

For more information, check out the Congress website.