IMPORTANT NOTICE

Houston, March 6, 2020

Given the global outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we regret to inform you that we have decided to postpone the 2020 International Conference of Sciences, Technology, and Humanities (ICSTH 2020), which was scheduled to be held on March 26-28 in Houston, to a later date in August 2020. More
information about the new conference dates will be posted on this website. An official letter to the registrants is posted here.  Thank for your understanding.

– Committee of the ICSTH 2020

Thursday (March 26, 2020)

16:00 – 17:00 Registration

17:00 – 18:00 Opening Ceremony

  1. National Anthem
  2. Welcome remarks from Dr. Nana Yuliana, Consul General of Indonesia in Houston (5′)
  3. Report from ICSTH-2020 co-chair (5′)
  4. Remarks from I-4 President (5′)
  5. Remarks from Mr. Iwan Freddy Hari Susanto, a Representative of Indonesian Embassy, Washington, D.C. (7′)
  6. Remarks from Mr. Cecep Herawan, a Representative of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia (7′) 
  7. Official conference opening by Dr. Agung Laksono, a member of the President Advisory Council (20′)

18:00 – 18:30 Keynote Speech: Dr. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister for Research and Technology /Chairman of National Agency for Research and Innovation, Republic of Indonesia

18:30 – 18:45 Group Photo

18:45 – 20:00 Dinner (sponsored by Kemenristek) and Prayer Break (Maghrib at 19:38)

20:00 – 22:15 Plenary Session I (live streamed to Indonesia)

20:00 – 20:45  Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (Moderator: Deden Rukmana)

  • Ketua BPPT, Dr. Hammam Riza
  • Anastasia Muliana, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M
  • Romulus Godang, Professor of Physics, University of South Alabama

20:45 – 21:30  Biotechnology/Biomedical Sciences (Moderator: Teruna Siahaan)

  • Rektor Universitas YASRI, Prof. Dr. dr. Fasli Jalal
  • Taifo Mahmud, Professor of Pharmacy, Oregon State University
  • Cortino Sukotjo, Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry, UI Chicago

21:30 – 22:15  Economics/Humanities/Social Sciences (Moderator: Etin Anwar)

  • Rektor IPB, Prof. Arif Satria
  • Siti Kusujiarti, Professor of Sociology, Warren Wilson College
  • Dwityapoetra Soeyasa Besar Ph.D., Chief Representative, Bank Indonesia, New York, “Bank Indonesia Strengthening Stability while Bolstering Growth Momentum”

Friday (March 27, 2020)

8:00 – 10:15    Plenary Session II

8:30 – 9:00    Group photo and break

8:00 – 9:00      Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (Moderator: Romulus Godang)

  • Plt. Staf Ahli Menteri, Kemenristek/BRIN, Prof. Ismunandar
  • Teruna Siahaan, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas
  • Rektor Universitas Jambi, Prof. Dr. Sutrisno, M.Sc
  • Haryadi Gunawi, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago

9:00 – 9:45      Building Research Infrastructure (Moderator: Endang  M. Septiningsih)

  • Plt. Staf Ahli Menteri, Kemenristek/BRIN, Prof. Dr. dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti
  • Ketua Umum Yayasan Yasri, Prof. Dr. H. Jurnalis Uddin
  • Deden Rukmana, Professor and Chair of Community and Regional Planning, Alabama A&M University

9:45 – 11:00    Economics/Humanities/Social Sciences (Moderator: Siti Kusujiarti)

  • Rektor Unila, Prof. Dr. Karomani, M.Si
  • Rektor Universitas Bengkulu, Prof. Dr. Ridwan Nurazi
  • Rektor Univ Teknokrat Indonesia, Dr. H. M. Nasrullah Yusuf
  • Rektor STIA LAN, Prof. Nurliah Nurdin
  • Etin Anwar, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Hobart William Smith

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:15 Symposia I (3 Parallel Sessions)

12:15 – 14:00 Poster Session, Lunch (sponsored by KJRI Houston) and Jum’ah Prayer at KJRI Houston

14:00 – 15:30 Symposia II (3 Parallel Sessions)

15:30 – 15:45 Break

15:45 – 16:30 Symposia III (3 Parallel Sessions)

16:30 – 17:30 Panel Discussion – Interdisciplinary Dialogs (Co-moderators: Dr. Popy Rufaidah & Teruna Siahaan)

17:30 – 18:00 Closing Ceremony

18:00 – 20:00 Dinner (Your Own)

Saturday (March 28, 2020)

Tour to NASA Space Center Houston and George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas A&M

The complete and most recent agenda can be found here.