the 3rd Higashida Conference for Sustainability

October 17th&18th, 2015 at the Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery and Studio

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About the Higashida Conference for Sustainability

Kitakyushu proudly hosted the International Conference of Design for Sustainability in 2013, and we then decided to have our own annual conference of Sustainability in the following years. This would give people in the local area a chance to share ideas about sustainability with various people right here in the city.

Theme: Building Human Capacity for Sustainability

We choose conference themes based on talking points that came up at the previous conferences. In 2014, the theme was “Community.” During that conference, the topic of how to use the existing talents of people to improve their communities came up as a common theme during the discussions. So, we decided to explore this idea further in the 2015 conference. Meaningful, long-lasting change in a community requires stakeholders to take responsibility in community projects—so how should it be done? This is one of the questions we would like to answer this year, under the sub-topics of Energy, Environmental Education, Food, Gender, and Waste. If you plan to attend a discussion group, please choose only one group.

Participants of the conference

There are many sustainability conferences all over the world that attract high-level academics and professionals. However, we wish to create an inclusive space for discussion without the usual barriers to entry.







When: October 17th and 18th, 2015 (Saturday and Sunday)

Where: The Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery, Higashida Ward, Kitakyushu, Japan

Capacity: 100

Language: English, Japanese

Admission: Free with pre-registration (Walk-in fee ¥500)

Other events: Welcome Dinner (1000), Optional tour (2000 for students, 2500 for others)

Payment is possible by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Amex), PayPal, and at most convenience stores. If you pay at the convenience store, please pay at least one week in advance if you want to join the Welcome Dinner.


●会場: 北九州イノベーションギャラリー、北九州市八幡東区東田内


参加費:無料 (予約なしで当日には¥500)



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Event Timeline
Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2015
[ Sat ] - [ Sun ]
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM JST
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Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery
10/17&10/18 Morning Presentations
Energy Discussion Group
Oct. 17th, 2:00-5:00PM
Environmental Education Discussion Group
October 17th, 2:00-5:00PM
Gender Discussion Group
Oct. 17th, 2:00-5:00PM
Food Discussion Group
Oct. 17th, 2:00-5:00PM
Waste Discussion Group
Oct. 17th, 2:00-5:00PM
Celebration Dinner ¥1,000

On sale until Oct 16, 2015, 5:00:00 PM

Venue Address
Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery 〒805-0071 福岡県北九州市八幡東区東田二丁目2番11号 Japan
Christine Meister