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UPCOMING SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS & CONFERENCES FOR THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

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July 2014

The 4th International Symposium on Society, Tourism, Education and Politics
Date: 11 - 13 July 2014
Location:
Bangkok, Thailand
Venue:
Landmark Bangkok Hotel
Organized by: Asia-Pacific Education & Research Association
Description: The main objective of ISSTEP 2014 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Society, Tourism, Education and Politics. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

The 3rd International Conference of STEM in Education
"STEM Education and Our Planet: Making Connections Across Contexts"

Date: 12 - 15 July 2014
Location:
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Venue: University of British Columbia Vancouver

Organized by: University of British Columbia, Queensland University of Technology, Beijing Normal University
Description: The Third International Conference of STEM in Education creates an opportunity for educators and researchers from schools, universities, businesses, industries and other private and public agencies to share and discuss their innovative practices and research initiatives that may advance STEM education. The conference will create opportunities for: Information and knowledge sharing through paper/poster presentations, symposia, workshops, and innovative showcases; Modelling effective pedagogical practices while enhancing content knowledge; Sharing research initiatives and outcomes; Professional development for educators in a range of educational contexts; and Networking between participants. Participants will include teachers, academics, education officers, industry partners, postgraduate and undergraduate students. The conference will be capped at 350 participants.

The 22nd Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference
"Navigating Change in the Pacific Islands"

Date: 15 - 17 July 2014
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Venue:
Honolulu Convention Center
Organized by: Hawaii Conservation Alliance
Description: In celebration of the United Nations International Year of Small Island Developing States, 2014 marks the 22nd Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference (HCC). “Navigating Change in the Pacific Islands” allowing us the opportunity to bolster island conservation in Hawai‘i and wider Pacific Islands. Highlights include: thought provoking keynote speakers, panels and forums, innovative networking and training opportunities, and more.

The 51st Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation
"The Future of Tropical Biology and Conservation"

Date: 20 - 24 July 2014
Location:
Cairns, Australia
Venue: TBA

Organized by: Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation and James Cook University
Description: This meeting provides delegates with the opportunity to collaborate with researchers and meet with key speakers and industry leaders—participation is encouraged for anyone with a passion for tropical biology and conservation, including: students, NGOs, academics, and researchers.

11th Annual Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Meeting
Date: 28 July - 1 August 2014
Location:
Sapporo, Japan
Venue:
Royton Sapporo Hotel
Organized by: Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)
Description: Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues. Asia- Oceania region is particularly vulnerable to natural hazards, accounting for almost 80% human lives lost globally. AOGS is deeply involved in addressing hazard related issues through improving our understanding of the genesis of hazards through scientific, social and technical approaches.

AOGS holds annual conventions providing a unique opportunity of exchanging scientific knowledge and discussion to address important geo-scientific issues among academia, research institution and public. Recognizing the need of global collaboration, AOGS has developed good co-operation with other international geo-science societies and unions such as the European Geosciences Union (EGU), American Geophysical Union (AGU), International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), Japan Geo-science Union (JpGU), and Science Council of Asia (SCA).

The 13th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB2014)
Date: 31 July - 2 August 2014
Location:
Sydney, Australia
Venue: Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach

Organized by: APBioNet - Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network
Description: Key topics will include promoting the integration of bioinformatics, imaging informatics, clinical informatics and health informatics for understanding of complex biological and medical phenomenon. InCoB2014 will encourage the exchange of scientific breakthrough amongst participants, particularly among local participants in Australia.

August 2014

2014 Asia-Pacific International Congress on Engineering & Natural Sciences
Date: 15 - 17 August 2014
Location:
Singapore
Venue:
Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore
Organized by: APICENS
Description: The 2014 Asia-Pacific International Congress on Engineering & Natural Sciences (APICENS2014) is for scientists, scholars, engineers and students from Universities all around the world and the industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between universities and industry. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

The 2nd Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Conference
Date: 27 - 29 August 2014
Location:
Hiroshima, Japan
Venue:
Oriental Hotel Hiroshima
Organized by: Presda Foundation
Description: The 2nd Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Conference will be held in Hiroshima, Japan from August 27-29, 2013. Registration includes lunches and receptions. Submissions are due by April 30, 2013. PRESCO themes include Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Consumption, Resiliency, Policy Needs and other related fields.

Seoul International Conference on Applied Science and Engineering (SICASE)
Date: 29 - 31 August 2014
Location:
Seoul, Korea
Venue: Renaissance Seoul Hotel

Organized by: Asia-Pacific Education & Research Association
Description: SICASE focuses on Engineering and Applied Sciences. The scientific program will focus on current advances in the research, production and use of Engineering and Applied Sciences with particular focus on their role in maintaining academic level in Engineering and Applied Sciences and elevating the science level. The conference's goal will to provide a scientific forum for all international scholars around the world and enable the interactive exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge. The conference will focus on evidence-based benefits proven in clinical trials and scientific experiments. Further to its scientific content, SICASE will be a networking event. A unique opportunity to meet all the related field fellow researchers of Engineering and Applied Sciences, meet those who influenced the past, influence the present and most importantly will enable the future of Sciences field by means of basic research, lab trials, regulatory efforts or development of industrial technology. Initiation of cross-boarder co-operations between scientists and institutions will be also facilitated.

BIT's 3rd Annual World Congress of Agriculture-2014 (WCA2014)
Date: 29 -31 August 2014
Location:
Changchun, China
Venue:
TBA
Organized by: BITeomics
Description: Agriculture is a basic technology that allows plant breeders to make precise genetic changes to impart beneficial traits to the crop plants we rely on for food and fiber. The safe and appropriate use of biotechnology to help to meet agricultural challenges and consumer needs of the 21st century is extremely important for human beings. Therefore, WCA-2014 will bring together industry leaders, investors, policy makers, scientists, researchers and other professionals working in the area of agriculture and discuss the latest scientific advances in agriculture and future directions of the technologies.

31st ICSU General Assembly
Date: 30 August - 3 September 2014
Location:
Auckland, New Zealand
Venue:
SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Organized by: International Council for Science (ICSU)
Description: The International Council for Science is pleased to extend an invitation to its National and Union Members, Scientific Associates, Interdisciplinary Bodies, Joint Initiatives and Policy Committees, as well as partner organizations, to attend the 31st ICSU General Assembly from 30 August to 3 September 2014. This event is being hosted by the ICSU National Scientific Member in New Zealand, the Royal Society of New Zealand.

September 2014

Islands of the World XIII Conference 2014
"Small is Beautiful: Island Connections and Innovations"
Date: 22 - 27 September 2014
Location:
Magong City, Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan
Venue: Magong City Convention Centre

Organized by:
International Small Island Studies Association

Description: This conference is conducted every two years under the auspices of the International Small Island Studies Association (ISISA). Islands are bodies of land surrounded by water; albeit well connected via the waves of ocean, movements of people and flows of technology. Smallness is both aesthetically pleasing and intensely practical. There are increasing challenges for small islands in our connected planet with the added risk for some of mounting global warming. This conference welcomes the presentation of research and reflection to address the nature of islands from the past to the future, to achieve a better understanding of the uniqueness, connections, cultures, ethics, technologies, innovation and sustainability for the many possible futures of islands and archipelagos.

3rd Annual International Conference on Geological and Earth Sciences (GEOS 2014)
Date: 22 - 23 September 2014
Location:
Singapore
Venue:
Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore
Organized by: Global Science and Technology Forum
Description: The theme of the conference is: Scientific studies of the Earth System are generally oriented towards understanding three broad and inter-related issues, namely: the origin and evolution of the Earth through geological time span of about 4.55 Ga; the formation of earth resources and their distribution in space and time; and the earth processes in land-ocean-atmosphere interfaces. Human civilization has always relied on various Earth resources for survival, growth and development. Geoscientists have made significant contribution in understanding the genesis and spatial distribution of resources of industrial and ore minerals, fossil fuels and groundwater. Based on this knowledge several geological, geochemical and geophysical exploration methods have been developed and these are successfully practiced for discovery of earth resources. Earth’s surface processes on land, ocean and their interfaces with atmosphere have a direct bearing on landforms, climate, rainfall and vegetation. Understanding these processes helps in supporting agriculture, and zonation and mitigation of several natural hazards.

October 2014

Exploring Diversity to Reach Understanding across Cultures (IAICS 2013)
Date: 7 - 8 October 2014
Location:
Singapore
Venue:
TBA
Organized by: Far Eastern Federal University
Description: Intercultural communication is becoming more and more fundamental and interdisciplinary in the 21st century when people of the world are more mobile than ever before and are mutually interconnected and interdependent. It is turning into a global dominant paradigm covering a great variety of disciplines. Scholars and laymen are more aware nowadays of the necessity to develop good intercultural relations, the key to which is the understanding of each other in the context of cultural interaction. Most countries are becoming more diverse, which increases the risk of communication failures and misunderstandings due to ethnocentrism, prejudice, racism, sexism and other challenging issues. In this context, the theme of the conference focuses on understanding that covers a great variety of aspects of interpersonal, inter-group and international communication. The problems of global communication posed by the present state of the discipline require more attention to both theoretical and empirical studies developing new conceptual and methodological issues. The goals of the conference are:

The 4th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Asia Congress 2014
Date: 3 - 5 October 2014
Location:
Vladivostok, Russia
Venue:
Far Eastern Federal University Campus
Organized by: Oxford Global Conferences
Description: The 4th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Asia Congress presents a key opportunity for novel technology development and innovation thanks to increased investment and the transformation of Singapore into an international science hub. This two-day event will see collaboration between experts from Asia, Australasia, Europe and the USA to solve key challenges and embrace emerging opportunities in Next Generation Sequencing. Day 1 of the event covers the latest developments in NGS and microarray technology, sample preparation methods and agrigenomics. Presentations will also cover third generation sequencing technology, standardized workflow opportunities and cutting-edge techniques for plant and animal genome research. On Day 2 our expert speakers will discuss clinical applications for NGS technologies and the role of genomics in cancer research, personalised medicine and diagnostics. Delegates will also hear from those working at the forefront of bioinformatics, as they discuss solutions to the challenges of data management and storage, as well as new opportunities for data sharing and collaboration. The 4th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Asia Congress will be co-located with the 2nd Annual Single Cell Genomics and Transcriptomics Asia Congress.

November 2014

None yet listed. If you know of a science or social science conference or meeting either held in the Asia-Pacific, or directly related to the region, please contact us.

December 2014

3rd Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conference on Synthetic Biology
Date: 1 - 5 December 2014
Location:
Suzhou, China
Venue:
Suzhou Industrial Park Conference Center
Organized by: Tsinghua University, Northwestern University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and RIKEN Kobe Institute
Description: The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in synthetic biology. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

21st Biennial PHA Conference 2014
"Lalan, Chalan, Tala, Ara (Path): Reconnecting Pacific-Asia Histories"

Date: 3 - 6 December 2014
Location:
Taiwan
Venues:
National Taiwan University (Taipei) and National Taitung University (Taitung)
Organized by: Pacific History Association
Description: The 21st biennial conference of the Pacific History Association (PHA) (http://pacifichistoryassociation.org) will take place in Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, and Taitung in the Austronesian-speaking indigenous area of southeast Taiwan. We will convene at Taipei for the first part of the conference and then travel to Taitung to be more engaged with indigenous communities for the second part of the conference. Taitung is famous for its rich Austronesian cultures and the beautiful scenery between coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Tours to Austronesian villages, archaeological sites and the Prehistoric Museum will be arranged.

In Proto Austronesian, *zalan refers to path, way or means to do something. Words of the same cognate are widely found throughout the Pacific: lalan/dalan (Taiwan, SoutheastAsia), chalan (Chamorro), tala (SolomonIslands) and ara/ala (Polynesia) are some examples that exhibit the strong connections of people and places since ancestral times. The path originates from the past and points to the future; it links tradition to the present; and it denotes both history and future prospects as an inter-linked whole. Taiwan is significant in that it is an island on the pathway of Austronesian migrations to the Pacific. Since the 17th century, Taiwan has reconnected to the Pacific through trading activities; it has also experienced multiple colonial regimes and participated in World War Two as a Japanese colony. Growing ties between Pacific Island communities and Asia make this a good time to reflect on the journeys our ancestors have made and to further reconnect Pacific-Asian histories. We need to know our path(s) in the past in order to find our way(s) to the future.

2015

January 2015

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February 2015

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March 2015

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April 2015

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May 2015

3rd PICES/ICES/IOC Symposium on “Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans
Date: 23-27 March 2015
Location: Santos City, Brazil

Venue: TBA

Organized by: The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), Institute of Oceanography at the University of São Paulo (IOUSP)
Description: Drastic ecosystem changes have been observed in recent decades in both open and coastal systems. These changes are believed to have occurred in response to climate change and increasing anthropogenic pressures. This meeting addresses the question “What is the future of the North Pacific given current and expected pressures?” Scientific sessions will include invited and contributed papers. Contributed papers will be selected for oral and poster presentation. Posters will be on display for the entire duration of the symposium.

June 2015

9th International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific (EIPC 2015)
"Cultural and Environmental Dynamics"

Date: 21 - 26 June 2015
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Venue:
Ethnological Museum Dahlem
Organized by: German Archaeological Institute (DAI), the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, and the HafenCity University Hamburg
Description: The general theme of the conference concerns the resources, adaptations, and the cultural dynamics on Pacific Islands from pre-contact to our times. Overall emphasis will be put on the insular environments and resources that early colonists came across and the options the islanders had to adapt to and to form their ambience. The conference will investigate a wide spectrum of topics such as history, landscape archaeology, technology and innovation, subsistence strategies, arts, languages, social organization, religious beliefs, and the like. Speakers are also encouraged to present papers on history of research and on the most recent contributions of natural sciences to the questions concerned. Another focus will be the identification, classification, documentation, preservation, and management of cultural heritage sites. The Ethnological Museum Dahlem houses one of the best collections of Pacific ethnografica and especially boats, and so another focus will be on navigation and maritime mobility as well as their impact on the colonization of the different islands and inter-island trade.  To what extent did these factors determine the transmission of traditional concepts and material manifestations from one island to the next?

July 2015

14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia (14th ICHSEA)
Date: 6 - 10 July 2015
Location:
Paris, France
Venue:
Honolulu Convention Center
Organized by: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), on behalf of the International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine (ISHEASTM)
Description: The conference is the latest in a series of major international meetings that have taken place in Europe, East Asia and America since 1990. It will bring together researchers from all over the world to present and discuss their latest research relevant to the history of science, technology and medicine in East Asia from antiquity up to the present day. Panels and plenary lectures will address the theme of the Conference, “Sources, locality and globalisation: science, technology and medicine in East Asia”.  But proposals for panels and individual presentations relating to the wider area covered by this series of conferences are also warmly encouraged.

August 2015

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September 2015

2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress
Date: 1 - 10 September 2015
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Venue:
Honolulu Convention Center
Organized by: IUCN, others TBD
Description: Held every four years, the World Conservation Congress brings together leaders from government, the public sector, non-governmental organizations, business, UN agencies and indigenous and grass-roots organizations to discuss and decide on solutions to the world’s most pressing environment and development challenges.

October 2015

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November 2015

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December 2015

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2016

January 2016

Intercontintal Academia: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Study on Time
Date: January/February 2016 (TBD)
Location:
Nagoya, Japan
Venue:
TBD
Organized by: University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS), Nagoya University, University of Sao Paulo
Description: A group of 15 young researchers from different countries and areas of knowledge will participate in an unusual collaborative project from November 2014. The goal is to develop interdisciplinary studies at the Intercontinental Academia, an initiative by University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study (Ubias), an international network of scientific cooperation that brings together 34 institutes of advanced studies from 19 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Oceania. The IASs that will organize and host this first edition of the Intercontinental Academia in two immersion meetings are the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo (IEA-USP), Brazil, and the Institute for Advanced Research (IAR) of Nagoya University, Japan. Throughout the project, participants will have the guidance of three senior scientists from regional and international recognition.

Those interested in running for one of the 15 slots for researchers should be aged up to 40, hold a PhD or post-doctorate (completed or in progress) in any field of knowledge and be fluent in English. A letter of interest in English should be sent to one of the Ubias members from June 16, 2014. More information on the Intercontinental Academia can be requested on the program's website or contacting the hosts directly at ica_iea@usp.br.

February 2016

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March 2016

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April 2016

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May 2016

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June 2016

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July 2016

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August 2016

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September 2016

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October 2016

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November 2016

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December 2016

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