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      32nd ICSU General Assembly

      The International Council for Science (ICSU) is pleased to extend an invitation to its National and Union Members, Scientific Associates, Interdisciplinary Bodies, Joint Initiatives and Policy Committees, as well as partner organizations, to attend the 32nd ICSU General Assembly on 23-26 October 2017, including a joint meeting with the International Social Science Council (ISSC) on 25-26 October 2017.

      Date
      Oct 21 – Oct 27, 2017
      Location
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      These events are being hosted by the ICSU Scientific Member in Taipei, the Academy of Sciences located in Taipei.

      The formal opening of the 32nd General Assembly will take place at mid-day on 23 October, the first part of the Assembly will conclude in the evening of 24 October, and will be followed by a two day joint meeting with ISSC on 25 and 26 October. During the joint meeting Members will discuss the proposed strategy and structural modalities for a possible merger between the two organisations, and make a final decision on the merger. Associated meetings will be held prior to and immediately following the General Assembly.

      Registration - extended until 25 September

      Online registration to the General Assembly is now open:

      https://icsu2017.sysinfo.com.tw/

      All persons wishing to participate in the General Assembly (regardless of whether they need a hotel room or not) must register online in order to be included in the List of Participants. Online registration will close on 15 September 2017.

      Via the online form ICSU members and invited to :

      • Register to the ICSU General Assembly (23-24 October) and the joint ICSU-ISSC meeting (25-26 October).
      • Book accommodation in Taipei. The details of hotels pre-booked for General Assembly participants are included in the online registration, where you are able to book your accommodation directly.
      • Register to the International Symposium on Sustainability Science organized by the Academy of Sciences located in Taipei on 22 October and to the following dinner.
      • Register to the Field Trips organized by the Academy of Sciences located in Taipei on 27 October, free of charge.
      • Indicate if you are planning to present a poster
      • Indicate if you need a visa letter

       

      Programme
      Programme of the 32nd ICSU General Assembly, joint ICSU-ISSC meeting and associated programmes (21-27 October 2017)
      Date & Time
      Event & Venue

      Saturday 21 October 2017

      Saturday 21 October 2017

      Event & Venue

      9.00-17.00

      Meeting of the ICSU Executive Board.
      Venue: The Academy of Sciences located in Taipei, Activity Center, Conference Room 1 (3rd floor)

      9.00-17.00

      Event & Venue

      Meeting of the ICSU Executive Board.
      Venue: The Academy of Sciences located in Taipei, Activity Center, Conference Room 1 (3rd floor)

      14.00-18.00

      Meeting of the Geo Unions Cluster.

      Venue: The Academy of Sciences located in Taipei, Activity Center, Conference Room 3 (3rd floor)

       

      14.00-18.00

      Event & Venue

      Meeting of the Geo Unions Cluster.

      Venue: The Academy of Sciences located in Taipei, Activity Center, Conference Room 3 (3rd floor)

       

      17.00-19.00

      Meeting of the Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics Unions Cluster.

      Venue: The Academy of Sciences located in Taipei, Activity Center, Conference Room 4 (3rd floor)

       

      17.00-19.00

      Event & Venue

      Meeting of the Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics Unions Cluster.

      Venue: The Academy of Sciences located in Taipei, Activity Center, Conference Room 4 (3rd floor)

       

      17.00-19.00

      ICSU GENERAL ASSEMBLY Registration Desk.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel

      17.00-19.00

      Event & Venue

      ICSU GENERAL ASSEMBLY Registration Desk.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel

      Event & Venue

      Sunday 22 October 2017

      Sunday 22 October 2017

      Event & Venue

      9.00-17.00

      International Symposium on Sustainability Science (organized by the Host – all ICSU and ISSC participants are invited). Registration via the online GA registration form above.
      Venue: Academy of Sciences located in Taipei

      9.00-17.00

      Event & Venue

      International Symposium on Sustainability Science (organized by the Host – all ICSU and ISSC participants are invited). Registration via the online GA registration form above.
      Venue: Academy of Sciences located in Taipei

      18.00-20.00

      International Symposium on Sustainability Science Dinner (offered by Host – all ICSU and ISSC participants are invited). Registration via the online GA registration form above.
      Venue: Taipei Guest House

      18.00-20.00

      Event & Venue

      International Symposium on Sustainability Science Dinner (offered by Host – all ICSU and ISSC participants are invited). Registration via the online GA registration form above.
      Venue: Taipei Guest House

      Event & Venue

      Monday 23 October 2017

      Monday 23 October 2017

      Event & Venue

      8.00-17.30

      ICSU GENERAL ASSEMBLY Registration Desk.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel

      8.00-17.30

      Event & Venue

      ICSU GENERAL ASSEMBLY Registration Desk.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel

      9.00-13.00

      ICSU National Members’ Forum and
      Union Members’ Forum.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Ballroom (3rd floor)

      9.00-13.00

      Event & Venue

      ICSU National Members’ Forum and
      Union Members’ Forum.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Ballroom (3rd floor)

      14.00-19.00

      ICSU GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Ballroom (3rd floor)

      14.00-19.00

      Event & Venue

      ICSU GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Ballroom (3rd floor)

      19.00

      ICSU Cocktail.

      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, VIP Room 5-7 (4th floor)

      19.00

      Event & Venue

      ICSU Cocktail.

      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, VIP Room 5-7 (4th floor)

      Event & Venue

      Tuesday 24 October 2017

      Tuesday 24 October 2017

      Event & Venue

      9.00-19.00

      ICSU GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Ballroom (3rd floor)

      9.00-19.00

      Event & Venue

      ICSU GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Ballroom (3rd floor)

      9.00-19.00

      ISSC Extraordinary General Assembly meeting (for ISSC members only).
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, VIP Room 1 (4th floor)

      9.00-19.00

      Event & Venue

      ISSC Extraordinary General Assembly meeting (for ISSC members only).
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, VIP Room 1 (4th floor)

      Event & Venue

      Wednesday 25 October 2017

      Wednesday 25 October 2017

      Event & Venue

      9.00-18.00

      Joint ICSU-ISSC meeting.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Ballroom (3rd floor)

      9.00-18.00

      Event & Venue

      Joint ICSU-ISSC meeting.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Ballroom (3rd floor)

      18.00-21.00

      ICSU-ISSC Dinner.
      Venue: Silk Palace, National Palace Museum

      18.00-21.00

      Event & Venue

      ICSU-ISSC Dinner.
      Venue: Silk Palace, National Palace Museum

      20.00-21.00

      National Palace Museum night visit.
      Venue: Silk Palace, National Palace Museum

      20.00-21.00

      Event & Venue

      National Palace Museum night visit.
      Venue: Silk Palace, National Palace Museum

      Event & Venue

      Thursday 26 October 2017

      Thursday 26 October 2017

      Event & Venue

      9.00-18.00

      Joint ICSU-ISSC meeting.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Balroom (3rd floor)

      9.00-18.00

      Event & Venue

      Joint ICSU-ISSC meeting.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Balroom (3rd floor)

      ICSU-ISSC Cocktail.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Noble house (1st floor)

      Event & Venue

      ICSU-ISSC Cocktail.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Noble house (1st floor)

      Event & Venue

      Friday 27 October 2017

      Friday 27 October 2017

      Event & Venue

      9.00-12.00

      Meeting of the ICSU Executive Board, including a joint session with ISSC Executive Council.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Room 8 (4th floor)

      9.00-12.00

      Event & Venue

      Meeting of the ICSU Executive Board, including a joint session with ISSC Executive Council.
      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, Room 8 (4th floor)

      All-day

      Field trips (organised by Host- free of charge – Registration via the online GA registration form above)

      All-day

      Event & Venue

      Field trips (organised by Host- free of charge – Registration via the online GA registration form above)

      9.00-17.00

      The Belmont Forum 2017 Asian Information Day – organized by the Belmont Forum and the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taipei.

      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, 3F Ballroom

      Information and registration on the event website: http://belmontforum.most.ntu.edu.tw/2017-asia-info-day/

      9.00-17.00

      Event & Venue

      The Belmont Forum 2017 Asian Information Day – organized by the Belmont Forum and the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taipei.

      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, 3F Ballroom

      Information and registration on the event website: http://belmontforum.most.ntu.edu.tw/2017-asia-info-day/

      Saturday 28 October 2017

      9.00-17.00

      The Belmont Forum 2017 Asian Information Day Workshop- organized by the Belmont Forum and the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taipei. 

      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, B3 Emporio Room

      Information and registration on the event website: http://belmontforum.most.ntu.edu.tw/2017-asia-info-day/

      Saturday 28 October 2017

      9.00-17.00

      Event & Venue

      The Belmont Forum 2017 Asian Information Day Workshop- organized by the Belmont Forum and the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taipei. 

      Venue: Regent Taipei Hotel, B3 Emporio Room

      Information and registration on the event website: http://belmontforum.most.ntu.edu.tw/2017-asia-info-day/

      Practical Information
      Download the 1st Circular::
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      Venue

      The General Assembly will be held at The Regent Taipei Hotel

      No. 3, Ln. 39, Sec. 2 ZhongShan N. Rd., Taipei 104
      Tel: +886 2 2521 5000; Fax: +886 2 2523 4848

      Website: http://regenthotels.com/regent-taipei

      Hotels

      Details of hotels will be included in the online registration, where you will be able to book your accommodation directly. Hotels for participants will provide special rates and a reservation form will be provided with the registration. This form should be downloaded, filled, emailed or faxed directly to the hotels.

      Meals

      Lunch: The Academy of Sciences located in Taipei is generously providing lunch on 23, 24, 25 and 26 October for ICSU and ISSC participants.

       

      Evening:

      • A cocktail for ICSU participants will be provided by ICSU on 23 October.
      • A joint dinner with ICSU and ISSC participants will be provided on 25 October.
      • A cocktail will be organised on 26 October for ICSU and ISSC participants.

      Accompanying persons are welcome to attend the evening functions.

      Passports and Visas

      Delegates will need to check if they require visas for entry to Taiwan and if so to arrange to obtain visas in good time. For details: http://www.boca.gov.tw/np.asp?ctNode=776&mp=2

      Wireless Connection

      There will be internet access in the conference centre and meeting room.  Information on wireless connection in the hotels will be given at the venue.

      Travel and Public Transportation

      Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements to Taipei.

      Taipei airport is about 35 minutes from the city and is connected by a regular bus service, metro and taxis. A taxi fare from the airport into the central city is around TWD 1200.

      Health Insurance

      We recommend that you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses for the duration of your visit.

      Weather

      In October average low and high temperatures are 23 °C (74 °F) and 26 °C (79 °F), cooling a bit from the summer heat, especially in the north. Summer clothes are suitable during the day, but in early morning or evening you may need a light coat or a cardigan. It still rains occasionally, so an umbrella might be needed.

      Currency

      The local currency is the New Taiwan Dollar. 1 New Taiwan Dollar (TWD) equals 0.029 Euro and 0.031 USD.

      Electricity

      In Taipei the power sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 110 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. Please check if you need a power plug adapter and / or a voltage converter.

      Mobile Phones

      Check with your phone company before leaving home about international mobile roam facilities available in Taipei.

      Documents

      The Documents for the General Assembly are being posted here as they become available:

      https://icsu.sharefile.com/d-seb5d7c5854643d88

      The draft Agendas and a number of meeting documents have already been posted, the remaining documents will be available after the summer break in September.

      Participants are expected to bring documents with them. No hard copies will be available at the meeting.

       

      Poster Exhibition

      All National Scientific Members, International Scientific Unions, Interdisciplinary Bodies, Scientific Associates and Programmes are strongly encouraged to display a poster at the General Assembly to provide general information about your organisation and its scientific activities.

      The recommended size of Posters is A0 (an international ISO 216 standard paper size 841 × 1189 mm). If you are planning to set up a poster, please indicate it on the online registration form.

      The posters will be exposed at the General Assembly venue, on the 3rd floor of the Regent Taipei Hotel.

       

       

      How to vote if you cannot attend?

      If you are unable to attend the Assembly, Statute 22 b) stipulates that you may nominate a proxy to vote on your behalf. Such a nomination must be addressed to the ICSU Secretary General in writing prior to the session at which it is to operate.

      If you are unable to attend and do not wish to nominate a proxy, please contact Nora Papp (nora.papp@icsu.org) in order to receive mail ballots for those issues on the Agenda and not arising or modified from the floor.

      Both proxy and mail ballots can be important in achieving a quorum.

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