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We are living together on a beautiful planet. We are members of a community of shared future. Today, with the rapid development of science and technology and the deepening of globalization, improving public science literacy and enhancing the public's understanding of and participation in science and technology are critical to the all-round development of individuals and the sustainable development of nations, and are conducive to the better resolution of global issues relating to the development of science and technology and human society as well as the building of an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world characterized by everlasting peace, universal security and common prosperity. This has become a major consensus of the international community.

Themed on "Science Literacy for a Shared and Better Future", this is the first international conference dedicated to promoting public science literacy. It mainly discusses the following four topics: science literacy and overall development of human beings; science literacy and sustainable development; promotion of science literacy: responsibilities and duties; and promotion of science literacy: innovation and development. The conference aims to build an international exchange platform and a global cooperation mechanism to push ahead the joint consultation, joint construction and sharing in promoting public science literacy, so as to get support from governments and mobilize scientists, educators, media, enterprises and other public forces to jointly fill in the gap in science literacy between countries, lead the universal improvement in public science literacy, fully release the positive energy of scientific and technological progress, enhance human well-being and build a better future.

Endorsed by the Chinese government and sponsored by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), this Conference will be attended by more than 1,000 representatives from a variety of international organizations, governmental agencies, science communication organizations or institutions, universities and research institutions, as well as a host of celebrities from science, education and business communities.

The Conference will be held at the China National Convention Center in Beijing on September 17-19, 2018. It will comprise more than 40 activities, including sessions, exhibitions and special events. National Science Popularization Day, the science festival with the greatest number of participants in the world, will be held during the conference. There will also be an International EXPO of Popular Science Works.

We sincerely invite the public and the international guests to pay attention to and participate in this event.

Participants are mainly from the following organizations and agencies:
International Organizations:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
World Intellectual Property Organization
UN Women
Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)
International Science Council
World Federation of Engineering Organizations
International Academy of Science
International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine
International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering
Public Communication of Science and Technology
World Federation of Science Journalists
International Society for Digital Earth
International Union of Geological Sciences
International Crop Science Society
International Association for Impact Assessment
International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE)
Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation
Pacific Science Association
Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and Pacific
EuroScience
European Science Engagement Association
The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)
Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology

National Organizations and Agencies (ordered alphabetically by country names):
Australian National University
Australian Science Communicators
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Union Nationale des Scientifiques et Technologues Algériens (UNSTA)
Pakistan Council for Science and Technology
Copernicus Science Centre (Poland)
German Association of Technical and Scientific Organisations(VDI)
Wissenschaft im Dialog
German Agricultural Society
Russian Union of Scientific and Engineering Associations
Russian Academy of Sciences
Universcience
Comité Scientifique de l’Institut de Recherche sur l’Enseignement des Mathématiques
University of Lorraine
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Association of Engineers and Architects of Costa Rica
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of the Republic of Cuba
University of Toronto, Canada
Université du Québec à Montréal
Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Societies
Croatian Association for Science Education Centers
The Institution of Engineers Malaysia
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Myanmar Engineering Council
The American Association for the Advancement of Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
Society for Science & the Public
National Science Teachers Association
Space Foundation
University of California, Santa Barbara
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Science and Technological Advisory Forum of Mexico
South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (NRF SAASTA)
South Africa Association for the Advancement of Science
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
University of Tsukuba
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka
China-Caribbean Science and Culture Exchange Center, Suriname Ministry of Foreign Affairs
National Science Museum (Thailand)
University of Burki, Turkey
Union of Scientific and Engineering
Associations of Ukraine
Singapore Science Centre
Prosegur Compañía de Seguridad, S.A.
Thessaloniki Science Center
Tarbiat Modares University
National Museum of India
National Science Centre, Delhi
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
Indonesian Academy of Sciences
Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations
University of Trento
Royal Society
British Museum
Association for Science Education
Chilean National Science and Technology Commission
China Association for Science and Technology

We are living together on a beautiful planet. We are members of a community of shared future. Today, with the rapid development of science and technology and the deepening of globalization, improving public science literacy and enhancing the public's understanding of and participation in science and technology are critical to the all-round development of individuals and the sustainable development of nations, and are conducive to the better resolution of global issues relating to the development of science and technology and human society as well as the building of an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world characterized by everlasting peace, universal security and common prosperity. This has become a major consensus of the international community.

Themed on "Science Literacy for a Shared and Better Future", this is the first international conference dedicated to promoting public science literacy. It mainly discusses the following four topics: science literacy and overall development of human beings; science literacy and sustainable development; promotion of science literacy: responsibilities and duties; and promotion of science literacy: innovation and development. The conference aims to build an international exchange platform and a global cooperation mechanism to push ahead the joint consultation, joint construction and sharing in promoting public science literacy, so as to get support from governments and mobilize scientists, educators, media, enterprises and other public forces to jointly fill in the gap in science literacy between countries, lead the universal improvement in public science literacy, fully release the positive energy of scientific and technological progress, enhance human well-being and build a better future.

Endorsed by the Chinese government and sponsored by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), this Conference will be attended by more than 1,000 representatives from a variety of international organizations, governmental agencies, science communication organizations or institutions, universities and research institutions, as well as a host of celebrities from science, education and business communities.

The Conference will be held at the China National Convention Center in Beijing on September 17-19, 2018. It will comprise more than 40 activities, including sessions, exhibitions and special events. National Science Popularization Day, the science festival with the greatest number of participants in the world, will be held during the conference. There will also be an International EXPO of Popular Science Works.

We sincerely invite the public and the international guests to pay attention to and participate in this event.