Annual Meeting 2020





(Participants Only)



Welcome message from Koji Omi, Founder and Chairman, STS forum

We are now facing an unprecedented global crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has not only curtailed free movement of people but even international collaboration in science and technology. I believe that the role of science and technology in the COVID-19 and post COVID-19 era will grow ever more crucial and hope that you would all agree that the importance of a forum such as ours will expand accordingly. I trust that your discussions will lead to great breakthroughs in science and technology to pave the way for a brighter future for humankind.

The 17th Annual Meeting of the STS forum was held Live Online from a base studio in Kyoto. Short pre-recorded presentations from each speaker were made available in prior to the event, and the discussions at the actual sessions were conducted based on these pre-recorded statements. Questions from the audience were answered during each session, but some remaining questions were answered post-event, with the support of session chairs and speakers.
The pre-recorded presentations, session broadcast and the follow-up Q&A are available within the program below.


October 3, 2020 (Saturday)
October 4, 2020 (Sunday)
October 5, 2020 (Monday)
October 6, 2020 (Tuesday)

Getting to STS forum (NPO) Secretariat

By Tokyo Metro (Subway)

From Akasaka-Mitsuke Station on Marunouchi Line /Ginza Line
Take Exit 11 (1 minute on foot)
Take Exit 10 (3 minutes on foot)

From Nagatacho Station on Hanzomon Line/Yurakucho Line/Namboku Line
Take Exit 8 (5 minutes on foot)