1. Title "White Paper of Science" Symposium: "World-Changing Chemistry"
2. IYC interests ● @Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
● AEncourage interest of young people in chemistry
○ BGenerate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
○ CCelebrate the role of women in chemistry
3. Short description To help people learn how interesting and important science is, the Mainichi Newspapers has run a series of feature articles over the past 10 years. We now plan to hold a symposium timed to coincide with the International Year of Chemistry in 2011.
4. Audience General public, universities, professors, research scientists
5. Topic Symposium and article
6. Long description About the symposium (tentative outline)
Title: "White Paper of Science" Symposium: "World-Changing Chemistry"
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Place: Tosho Hall, 3-2-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
No. of participants: 600 public participants
13:30-13:40 Greeting: Teruo Tsuneda (Managing director of the Mainichi Newspapers)
13:40-13:50 Greeting: (Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
13:50-14:30 Keynote greeting: Eiichi Negishi (Professor of Purdue University)
14:30-14:45 Video letter: Akira Suzuki (Professor emeritus of Hokkaido University)
14:45-15:25 Greeting: Mamoru Mouri (Superintendent of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)
15:25-15:40 Break
15:40-17:00 Discussion: "World-Changing Chemistry" Several people in the field of chemistry
7. Sponsors Tokyo Kasei Corporation and other parties

8. Contact detail

Name:Mr Takehiko Okazaki
Organization or affiliations:The Mainichi Newspapers Co.
Phone :+81-3-3212-2419