On December 5, Congress '19 in Tokyo officially came to a close after four days of cutting-edge sessions and rewarding networking opportunities.
In addition to an outstanding slate of programming, we were inspired by robot master Hiroshi Ishiguro's visions of the future and cultural landscape ecologist Brigitte Baptiste's discussion of sexual diversity and biodiversity. We tasted sake and visited a beautiful Japnese garden. Plus, we got to meet famous mascot Kumamon!
In the Immersive Zone, members explored a selection of VR docs and games, enjoyed dome theatre screenings, and experienced the latest in 8K:VR from NHK.
Thank you to our host broadcaster NHK, as well as all the partners, session producers, speakers, volunteers and staff who made this year's event a monumental success.
The WCSFP is excited to announce Congress ‘20 will be held December 7 to 10, in Strasbourg, France, through the support of host broadcaster ARTE G.E.I.E. and additional host partners Eurométropole de Strasbourg, Strasbourg Convention Bureau and Région Grand Est.
We look forward to connecting with colleagues, meeting new business partners, and learning from the best and brightest producers, storytellers and decision makers in this stunning historical and cultural city.
Stay tuned—the venue will be announced January 2020.