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 27-29 August 2020. An official letter to the registrants is posted here.  Thank for your understanding.

The agenda of the conference is still subject to change.

– Committee of the ICSTH 2020

Thursday (August 27, 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 (August 28, 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 (August 29, 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.