The Inaugural I-4 International Conference on Science, Technology and Humanities (I4ICSTH 2020)


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.

– Committee of the ICSTH 2020


The Ikatan Ilmuwan Indonesia International (I-4) in the United States and the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Houston invite Indonesian scientific diaspora in the U.S. and around the world, graduate students, Indonesian scientists and policy makers, and Indonesianists to participate in the 1st I-4 International Conference on Science, Technology and Humanities 2020 (ICSTH 2020). The conference will be held on March 26-28, 2020 in Houston, Texas, under the theme “Strengthening Science and Technology in Indonesia: The Roles of Scientific Diaspora”.

The goals of this conference are (1) to provide a platform for Indonesian scientific diaspora in the U.S. and scientists in Indonesia and around the world to communicate, exchange views and expertise, develop mutual collaboration, and networking, and (2) to discuss potential roles of scientific diaspora in strengthening science and technology in Indonesia and to develop recommendations to the Indonesian Government to enhance the quality and quantity of science and technology research in Indonesia.

Conference Venue

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Houston. 10900 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77042.

Conference Tracks/Symposia

  • Science/Technology/Engineering/Math,
  • Biotechnology/Biomedical Sciences,
  • Economics/Humanities/Social Sciences.

Abstract Submission and Deadlines

Participants are invited to submit abstracts of original research or case studies formatted according to the specific format provided here. Please follow the abstract guidelines and submit the abstract to and before February 15th, 2020. If appropriate, describe in the abstract how your scholarly work may contribute to strengthening science and technology in Indonesia or if you have recommendations for stakeholders in Indonesia.

In addition, please indicate whether you would like your abstract to be considered for a paper or a poster presentation or both. International attendees who require a U.S. visa to travel to the U.S. need to submit their abstracts before January 31st to ensure that they will receive letters of acceptance and invitation necessary for their visa applications in a timely manner.

UPDATE: The abstract submission has been closed.

Registration and Fees

Participants should register online through Google form here. The registration fee is $50 for students and $100 for non-student participants. This fee includes transportation and admission tickets to the NASA Space Center Houston and George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Information for Presenters and Attendees

The agenda of the conference has been posted here. All presenters and attendees are required to register and pay the registration fees online by March 15, 2020. Presenters who are not registered by the deadline will be removed from the program. For those who have registered and made the payment but are not able to attend the conference due to personal reasons including visa will receive a partial refund. The committee will refund $90 for non-student presenters/participants and $40 for student presenters/participants.

If you have any questions about the registration and/or the logistics of the conference, please direct them to and/or WhatsApp at +1 (617) 272-5512.