Asia 21 Virtual Summit-Closing Session and Looking Ahead to Tokyo 2021VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Life After the Pandemic: Building Sustainable and Resilient Futures
Closing Session Luncheon in Tokyo - December 9, 2020
Asia 21 Young Leader’s Program, is one of the main initiatives of Asia Society and the Japan Center. Due to this year’s challenges, the Asia 21 Global Summit originally planned to take place in Tokyo will be postponed to 2021. However, this year, we are trying new things and the summit will be held virtually from December 7-9. The closing session luncheon will be hosted by the Japan based Asia 21 fellows on December 9 from 13:15-14:30pm.
Like the Olympic closing ceremony, we want to do something fun and create hype /raise interests for 2021. Asia Society Founding Members, James Kondo, Rika Beppu and Daisuke Kan are Asia 21 alums and they are fully involved in creating the special program. We would like to gather the past Asia 21 fellows and Founding Members for lunch followed by participating the closing program.
Virtual Summit - December 7-9, 2020
The 2020 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit will be held for the first time as a virtual event from December 6-8, 2020. The theme for the summit is simple yet profound: Life After the Pandemic: Building Sustainable and Resilient Futures. This year, given the multiple traumas wrought by the global pandemic, the summit will focus on facilitating ways to leverage the expertise and energies of the Asia 21 network to tackle the long-term effects of COVID-19—economic slowdown and income inequality, pandemic preparedness, climate response, upskilling for the digital world, equity and inclusion in the workplace, mental health, and resetting for new normal post-COVID-19, to name a few.
While the rapid shift to remote work has brought on many challenges, it has also offered an opportunity for creative solutions using technology to bring people together. That is why we have divided the summit sessions into three distinct categories: sessions hosted by the Asia 21 global team in New York; sessions hosted by the Asia 21 global chapters; and other sessions hosted by alumni of the Asia 21 network. The overall idea is to bring a round-the-clock quality to this summit.
The annual summit brings together scores of the most dynamic young professionals from across the Asia Pacific to generate creative, multidisciplinary approaches to problem-solving and develop communities of leaders. Through workshops, special Asia 21 “Action Labs”, and leadership masterclasses, delegates develop imaginative ways to address Asia’s most pressing issues and innovative approaches to solving global challenges. Since its inception in 2006, the Asia 21 network has grown to include nearly 1,000 alumni from over 40 countries.
Iwasaki Koyota Memorial Hall
International House of Japan
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/japan/events/asia-21-virtual-summit-closing-session-and-looking-ahead-tokyo-2021 Iwasaki Koyota Memorial Hall International House of Japan