1. Title Toray Advanced Materials Symposium 2011
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 Seminars aimed for the purpose described in the section 4. given by four world class scientists including two Nobel Prize laureates in chemistry; Prof.R.H.Grubbs, Prof.H.W.Kroto, Prof.Takuzo Aida and Prof.Shinya Yamanaka.
4. Audience Wide range of audience is expected including students, universities etc.
5. Topic seminars
6. Long description Title of Activities and Events: Toray Advanced Materials Symposium 2011
Schedule:14th Sept. 2011, from 10AM to 5PM (planned)
Venue &Place
  Tokyo International Forum Hall A (5-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
  9:00-10:00 Registration
  10:00-10:05 Welcome Message Akihiro Nikkaku, President CEO&COO, Toray Industries, Inc.
  10:05-10:35 Keynote Speech Chiaki Tanaka, Executive Vice President CTO, Toray Industries, Inc.
  10:35-11:35 Special Lecture 1
    Shinya Yamanaka, Director , Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
  11:35-13:30 Lunch Break
  13:30-14:30 Special Lecture 2
    Takuzo Aida, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engnering, the University of Tokyo
  14:45-15:45 Special Lecture 3
    Robert H. Grubbs, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Victor and Elizabeth, Atkins, Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology,
  16:00-17:00 Special Lecture 4
    Sir Harold W. Kroto, Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry, The Florida State University.

Holding simultaneously
Toray Advanced Materials Exhibition 2011
Schedule : 14th & 15th Sept. 2011
Place : Tokyo International Forum Exhibition Hall
Participants Web Site:http://東レ先端材料シンポ.jp/ (9th June scheduled)
Others: The seminars will be charge-free.
7. Sponsors Toray Industries, Inc.
Supported by The Chemical Society of Japan, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, Council of Dean of 53 National Engineering Schools of Japan, Institute of National Colleges of Technology , Nikkei Inc., and NIKKEI SCIENCE Inc.

8. Contact detail

Name:Mr Yoshio Matsuda
Organization or affiliations:Toray Industries, Inc. R&D Div., R&D Planning Dept.
Phone :+81-332455538