In order to celebrate the 5th national science and technology workers’ day, during May 21-24, Beijing Association for Science and Technology held 4 sessions of “Beijing widely-concerned academic achievement symposium” (“symposium”) in collaboration with related societies surrounding four fields of integrated circuit, automation and AI, energy technology and oncology, bringing widely-concerned academic achievements to universities, scientific research institutes and key enterprises. The symposiums saw heated discussions, demonstrating the academic demeanor of sci-tech workers in the capital city.
Tian Wen, member of the Party Leading Members’ Group, Vice President and Class-1 inspector of BAST, mentioned in his speech at the first symposium session that BAST is a mass organization of sci-tech workers in Beijing, a bridge and tie between Beijing municipal Party committee and municipal government and sci-tech workers and an important driving force behind the development of science and technology. In order to prosper academic exchanges in the capital city, solidify the foundation for sci-tech innovation, improve the academic enthusiasm and innovation quality of sci-tech workers and create good innovation ecology, BAST launched Beijing widely-concerned academic achievements selection and series symposium to select excellent and widely-concerned academic achievements through “discovery” method and organize symposiums in a way oriented towards the needs of sci-tech workers. In 2021, BAST will further deepen its “business-like academics” philosophy and work with all learned societies to jointly explore new approaches to academic exchange, highlight the vibes of exchange and discussion, further raise the level of academic exchange events and help bring academic exchange back to its true colors, build the “symposium” into an iconic academic exchange event in Beijing as an international sci-tech innovation center, establish a flag of academic exchange events in Beijing, lead the direction of academic exchange in the new era and drive the deep reforms of the association for science and technology to reach the next level.
These series symposiums were packed with highlights in an animated atmosphere. 11 “academic exchange” golden microphone hosts fully aroused the vibes of exchange and discussion at symposiums, with fascinating academic questions raised frequently both online and offline surrounding the contents of reports. Due to the bombarding questions, hosts sometimes even had to interrupt questions in order to proceed to the next presentation. All participants, be it symposium organizers, distinguished guests or speakers, all said the “symposiums are very special.” Presentations were fascinating, but interactions were even more so that speakers said some questions were beyond their previous imaginations and very enlightening for themselves as well. Leaders of joint organizers such as President of China University of Petroleum (Beijing) Wu Xiaolin, Vice President of Beijing University of Science and Technology Zang Yong and Secretary of Party Committee of Beijing Cancer Hospital Zhu Jun all said that Beijing widely-concerned academic achievements are cutting-edge and representative, and that the form of symposiums is so novel that it not only showcases the latest scientific research findings but more importantly brings ideas and vibes of academic exchange to universities and scientific research institutes in a way that allows participants to truly benefit and fully reflects the features and level of academic exchange events in Beijing.
Distinguished guests deliver speeches at symposiums
Speakers share widely-concerned academic achievements
Distinguished guests and internet users interact and communicate with speakers
These series symposiums invited 16 authors of widely-concerned academic achievements from related universities, scientific research institutes and related companies in Beijing to share widely-concerned academic research findings in respective fields, with 23 academicians and experts serving as discussing guests. Organized by Beijing Institute of Electronics, Beijing Association of Automation, Beijing Association for Artificial Intelligence, Beijing Cancer Prevention & Treatment Society, Beijing Breast Disease Society, Beijing Energy and Environmental Society and Beijing Society of Science & Technology Periodicals, the symposiums were generously supported by China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing University of Science and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing University of Technology and Beijing Cancer Hospital.
The BAST channel broadcast the events from beginning to end, establishing an academic exchange platform that links the offline and online participants. These series symposiums involved a total of 6 million participants online and offline including university teachers and students and frontline sci-tech workers of companies and scientific research institutes.