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Global Issues and Asia 2050: Key Problems and Solutions
发布日期: 2019-01-24 15:02:02 | 阅读量: 304

Sponsors

·       Asian Professional Futurists Network

·       Global Talent 2050

Date: June 20-21, 2019

College of Global Talents, Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai

People’s Republic of China

 

Key Facilitator: Marcus T Anthony, PhD, Associate Professor, Futures Studies, College of Global Talents, Coordinator Global Talent 2050

Coordinating platform: Global Talent 2050

·       Associate Professor Marcus T Anthony, PhD (coordinator)

·       Associate Professor Donald Harper, PhD

·       Associate Professor Helen Kwan, PhD

·       Assistant Professor Tiantian Zheng, PhD

·       Assistant Professor Peiyu Tsai, PhD

·       Dantong Zhu, M.A.

Language: English

Accommodation Possibilities

·       Beijing Normal University Hotel

·       Other accommodation to be advised

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            The Hong Kong Zhuhai bridge, the world’s longest bridge (opened late 2018)

 

Conference Aims and Overview

This is a Futures Studies conference which examines the development of Asia and its relationship with major global issues, and how to solve them. There is a particular focus on youth issues and perspectives. Established and budding academics, professionals and students from China and abroad are welcome to submit papers and to attend. The conference will feature a youth focus on Day 1.

The Conference is hosted by the College of Global Talents, within the Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai. Zhuhai is a scenic coastal city in mainland China, and borders Macau and is a one-hour ferry ride from Hong Kong. Zhuhai is a significant metropolis within the Greater Bay Area Initiative, a newly formulated megapolis incorporating Hong Kong, Macau, Zhuhai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, a region set to become one of the major economic and cultural powerhouses of Asia and the world.  (Note: A separate visa is required from both Hong Kong and Macau).

The Zhuhai Opera House

Aims

·       The establishment of a progressive cohort of futures-oriented thinkers to help drive China, the Asian region and the globe into the future.

·       The promotion of young and junior futures-oriented thinkers.

·       To foster the spirit of co-operation in the Greater China region with respect for the needs of all: Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. The aim is to have at least one guest speaker from each region.

·       To facilitate a multi-disciplinary conference (Futures Studies is multi-disciplinary). Key disciplines might include:

 

-        Futures Studies

-        Education

-        Business Studies and Economics

-        Asian Studies

-        China Studies

-        Psychological and Personal Development (including spirituality and consciousness studies)

-        Peace Studies

-        Women’s Studies

-        Computer Science, AI and IT

-        Design

-        Others

 

 

 

 

Now accepting abstracts for conference papers

The Global Issues and Asia 2050 conference is now accepting abstracts for papers from prospective speakers, and workshop presenters.

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words long, and clearly state the subject matter and key theory and Futures methodology to be employed. Presentations will be a maximum of twenty minutes in length, with time for questions given.

Workshops will be around 50 minutes in length, and be held on the afternoon of the second day. Workshop abstracts should be no more than 200 words in length, and clearly state the topic and how it relates to theory or practice or Futures Studies.

Suitable papers may be published in the conference handbook, upon agreement with the author(s).

Abstracts should be emailed in English to Marcus T Anthony (marcus.anthony@suc.bitzh.edu.cn) by February 28, 2109. Full papers wishing to be published in the conference handbook should be emailed by May 31st, 2019

 

Conference Themes

·       What are the key issues that will impact Asia and the world as we head towards the middle of the 21st century?

·       How can today’s Asian youth stay positive and contribute towards a desirable Asian and global future?

·       How can traditional Asian cultures retain authenticity in an increasingly global and IT-centred future?

·       What are the key ideas and thinkers that will help us identify the key problems and their potential solutions?

·       The big issues: e.g. AI, global warming, increasing nationalism and populism.

·       Peripheral ideas and weak(er) signals that receive less attention, but which are nonetheless important (e.g. mindfulness and spiritual perspectives, women’s issues, minorities).

·       Neglected issues typically not discussed because of lack of evidence, collective blind spots, taboos etc.

Conference Fees

·       Full fee: US$150

·       Non-working fee US$100 (students, seniors, unemployed etc.).

Early bird discount of 20% (accepted before March 1st, 2019).

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The coastline in scenic Zhuhai

Visas

China is does NOT have visa-free agreements with most countries. All conference guests should therefore check with their home country Chinese embassy regarding visa requirements for entry into the People’s Republic of China. First-time entrants into mainland China should begin the visa application process at least one month in advance.

For those who have been to mainland China previously, visas may be procured in person (on site) from various travel agents in Hong Kong in a little as 24 hours (e.g. Japan Travel). If a visa is procured this way, a ferry may be taken directly to Zhuhai from the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan (one stop from HK Central Station). This service is NOT possible for those entering the PRC for the first time, and visas will most likely need to be procured from the Chinese embassy in your home country.

For those needing to procure a sponsorship letter from the College of Global Talents, please email Dantong Zhu: dantong.zhu@suc.bitzh.edu.cn .

 

Possible Conference Schedule

Prelude: Thursday June 20, 2019

6:00-8:00pm: Pre-conference dinner and informal introduction at selected nearby restaurant

8:00-9:00pm: Social gathering at nearby restaurant/bar (optional)

 

Day 1: Thursday June 20th, 2019

Junior Academics

Day 1 will primarily be devoted to young academics and professionals, including Honours, Masters and PhD students. The goal is to promote the work or these up-and-coming thinkers and help create a community of Futures-oriented thinkers in the region.

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:30:

Conference introduction: Marcus T Anthony: The importance of Global and Alternative  Futures Perspectives

Remarks (welcome): Edmund Kwok, Dean, College of Global Talent

Remarks: One other speaker

9:30-10:15: Key note speech

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-12:00. Presentations by visiting and local speakers

12:00-1:00. Lunch

1:00-3:15 Presentations by visiting and local speakers

3:15-3:30: Break

3:30-4:30: Workshop or group activities

4:30-4:45: Review of day

4:45-5:00 Concluding Remarks by Marcus T Anthony (or another speaker)

5:00-7:00: Rest break

7:00: Dinner function

 

Day 2: Friday June 21st, 2019

Senior Academics

Day 2 will primarily be devoted to established and experienced academics and professionals. Junior academics are encouraged to attend and participate.

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:30:

Day 2 introduction: Marcus T Anthony (or another speaker)

Remarks (welcome): Edmund Kwok, Dean, College of Global Talent

Remarks: One other speaker

9:30-10:15: Key note speech

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-12:00. Presentations by visiting and local speakers

12:00-1:00. Lunch

1:00-3:15 Presentations by visiting and local speakers

3:15-3:30: Break

3:30-4:30: Workshop or group activities

4:30-4:45: Review of day

4:45-5:00 Concluding Remarks by Marcus T Anthony (or another speaker)

 

Saturday June 22nd, 2019 (optional)

Tour of Zhuhai area, and lunch

           The Old Zhuhai Opera House                      Zhuhai Cantonese opera troupe