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AAAS Chief Executive Officer Rush Holt will be the keynote speaker at the opening session of Japan’s Science Agora on November 3.

AAAS Chief Executive Officer Rush Holt will speak about building relationships and trust between the scientific community and the public in a keynote address at the opening session of Japan’s Science Agora on November 3. 

Science Agora is Japan’s largest scientific forum. This year’s event, which is the 11th such gathering, is intended to provide a platform for exploring the best ways to promote good science communication among multiple stakeholders in society. Science Agora is organized by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). Speakers will include leaders from a wide range of fields, backgrounds, and nationalities.

The theme of the opening session, which will be at the Tokyo International Exchange Center from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., is “Let’s build a society harmonized with science.” Holt, also the executive publisher of the Science family of journals, will offer examples of how AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) works to connect the scientific community and society.

Holt will also participate in a press conference with JST President Hamaguchi Michinari and high-school students affected by the 2011 Fukushima disaster, and will serve as a panelist in an international roundtable on the role that science and technology will play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

 For more information, go to the Science Agora website: http://www.jst.go.jp/csc/scienceagora/en/

Program details http://www.jst.go.jp/csc/scienceagora/en/exhibition/program/2016_02/