Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum

The Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum, inaugurated in November 2004, holds an annual meeting starting on the first Sunday of October every year, in Kyoto, Japan. The meeting is aimed at creating a global human network based on trust and providing a framework for open discussions regarding the further progress of science and technology for the benefit of humankind, while controlling ethical, safety and environmental issues resulting from their application: “The Lights and Shadows of Science and Technology.” In seeking to ensure further progress in science and technology throughout the 21st century, it is necessary to keep possible risks under proper control based on shared values, and to establish a common base for promoting science and technology.

Because international efforts as well as concerted efforts between different areas to address these problems are essential, the forum gathers top leaders from different constituencies: policymakers, business executives, scientists and researchers, media - from all over the world.


October 2, 2011 – October 4, 2011
Kyoto International Conference Center
Kyoto, Japan