Vanguard Role of Science F...

Ⅰ.Forum name
Vanguard Role of Science Fictions in Promoting Public Science Literacy

Ⅱ.About the Tribune
Science fiction is the crystallization of science and literature. Based on the existing scientific and technological discoveries and achievements, science and technology vision and the possible development of human society can be predicted through fantasy. And it is a type of culture for the future of all mankind.
With the emergence of a large number of excellent science fiction writers and works, especially with Cixin Liu's "The Three-body Problem" winning the Hugo award, Chinese science fiction literature has gradually become popular, from individual creation to collective creation, from one or two novels to a big industry, from domestic to international. As can be seen in the report of Development Status and Trends of Chinese Science Fiction Industry, released by the Chinese Science Fiction Committee, China has a pan-science fiction audience of 80 million, which is more than the population of Britain and France combined, among which 1 million are hardcore science fiction fans. Science fiction culture, represented by science fiction literature, plays an inestimable role in popularizing scientific and technological knowledge, cultivating scientific literacy, encouraging scientific creation and improving people’s ability of scientific and technological innovation.
The Science Fiction World magazine undertakes this tribune with the keynote called “the advancing role of science fiction in promoting public science literacy”, inviting famous science fiction writer, experts and other guests from China and all over the world. By keynote speeches such as "World and Future Development of Science and Technology" and "Science Idea and Scientific Reality", this tribune will show the mutual complement and promotion effect between science and science fiction.
It is believed that through in-depth discussion and wide dissemination of this topic, science fiction culture can further reflect its important role in the scientific and technological cause of the new era in the socialist culture, stimulate the creativity of both the individuals and the whole nation, improve scientific knowledge of the people, and solidify the social and cultural foundation for entering the world's scientific and technological competition.

Ⅲ.Agenda of the Forum:
Sep.18th 13:50-16:30
13:50-13:55 Opening speech of the host
13:55-14:10 Lecture
Theme: Role of Science Fiction Industry in Promoting Public Science Literacy
Guest speaker: Wang Wankun
14:10-14:25 Lecture
Theme: Science Fiction: the Wiki leads of Science——How science fiction gets cutting-edge science information out to the general public
Guest speaker: Robert J.Sawyer
14:25-14:40 Lecture
Theme: Science Fiction as Stealth Science Education
Guest speaker:Derek Kunsken
14:40-14:55 Lecture
Theme: Science Fiction is defeated by actual Science, or not?
Guest speaker: Taiyo Fujii
14:55-15:10 Lecture
Theme: Plant a seed of “love science” in children’s hearts
Guest speaker: Wang Jinkang
15:10-15:25 Lecture
Theme:Exploring the universe in a new era of spaceflight
Guest speaker: Xu Ying
15:25-16:30 Conversing (including 20-minute question time for attenders)
Theme: Science fiction on the eve of singularity
Gestes:Taiyo Fujii, Cixin Liu, Xu Ying, Wei Yingxue

Ⅳ.The Gestes of Forum:
Robert J.Sawyer

One of the most influential science fiction writer all around the world, known as Canada's "science fiction dean". Since his first novel, Gold Fleece, was published in 1990, sawyer has published 18 novels and a large number of short stories. he has won various science fiction awards 41 times, including the world's top award for science fiction——Hugo Award and Nebula Award. His works have been on the bestseller list in Canada for many times and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. In 2007, sawyer was voted the most popular foreign writer at the galaxy awards by Chinese readers.

Derek Kunsken

Canada's most promising science fiction new writer, known for his hard science fiction, which is so full of theory. He has won an Asimov's Readers' Awards. In recent years, his representative works,such as Tidal Maneuver, The God Thieves and The Quantum Magician, have been introduced into China by Science Fiction World, Receiving widespread praise from Chinese readers.

Fujii Taiyo

He is a globally famous SF writer and the president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan. His first SF novel, Gene Mapper, has reached the top of the bestselling list of Japanese Amazon e-books. His second SF novel, Orbital Cloud, has won the Nihon SF Taisho Award.

Liu Cixin

He is one of the most famous SF writers of China, the first Asian SF writer who won the Hugo Award. His representative works are The Three-Body Problem Trilogy, Supernova Chronicle, Ball Lightning, etc. Three-Body Problem Trilogy is considered as the milestone work in China’s SF literature.

Wang Jinkang

He is one of the most renowned SF writers in China and a member of China Writers Association. He has won the Galaxy Award for many times. Father Sky Mother Earth is one of his his representative works.

Wang Wankun

Secretary of the Party Group and Vice chairman of Sichuan Association for Science and Technology, Leader of Chinese Sci-Fi City Project. He has led and organized the 4th ChengDu International Science Fiction Conference, deep thinking on popularizing science through science fiction industry and science fiction activities.

Xu Ying

As a deputy director, researcher and doctoral tutor of Navigation Technology Lab of Optoelectronic Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xu Ying, has been developing the Beidou satellite navigation system for years, and won the 2017 award of MIT Technology review innovators Under 35 and the 2017 “ Star of Popularization of Science” of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Sichuan Association for Science and Technology
Sichuan Science Fiction World Magazine