This year’s Congress is in Tokyo, one of the world’s coolest cities, and through the generous support of host broadcaster NHK you’ll be immersed in unforgettable experiences, dazzling technology and, as always, the highest quality content.
From pre-Congress tours to TeamLab Planets—where you’ll wade barefoot through an amazing interactive art installation—to a spectacular social event at Happo-en, to post-Congress excursions in Kyoto, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the rich history and unique culture of Japan.
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, or simply the Miraikan, is the fittingly futuristic home for this year’s Congress, one that promises members the richest, most interactive experience ever. It’s a wonder-filled mecca where you’ll have close encounters with autonomous robots, marvel at immersive films under an impressive dome theatre, experience NHK’s revelatory new 8K VR technology and even virtually stroll through King Tut’s tomb.
Top-notch sessions will include perennial favourite What’s the Buzz, returning this year with a twist: we’ll also be looking ahead to new trends, new programming initiatives and the latest platforms with predictions from an all-star lineup of speakers.
Also back is Meet the Millennials, Brisbane’s wildly popular session that will once again turn the tables on network executives. One of Japan’s leading roboticists will share his visionary insight on the rapidly evolving relationship between AI and humans, and the country’s King of the Monsters, Godzilla, may also make a surprise appearance…along with some powerful forces of nature.
We’ll get fresh insights into new strategies to sell content, build relationships between scientists and storytellers and even a few pointers on how we can save the planet. Our final day of sessions devoted to creativity and inspiration will leave you energized and invigorated as only Congress can.
Now’s the time to immerse yourself—in the city, the culture, the food, the technology and, of course, our dynamic schedule of incomparable content and inspiring speakers.
Register now for the truly unique experience that awaits you at Congress ’19 in Tokyo, Japan.
– Paul Lewis, WCSFP Conference Director