July 17-19, 2024

Crowne Plaza Vientiane – Vientiane, Lao PDR

The U.S. Department of State is hosting an integrated, multi-partner symposium entitled Accelerating Science, Technology and Circular Innovation in Southeast Asia, in cooperation with the U.S-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP), Arizona State University, Rochester Institute of Technology and other partners July 17-19, 2024, at the Crowne Plaza Vientiane.  

The Symposium is structured in three mutually reinforcing tracks: smart sustainable cities, cooperation in science, technology, and innovation, and circular economy and entrepreneurship. It will bring together public and private sector actors involved in programming across multiple disciplines and urban sectors. Participants will benefit from shared program experiences, pilot city studies, and technical knowledge, in the fields of cybersecurity, circularity, agri-tech, energy modeling, and governance models. Participants will also have opportunities to socialize new ideas and innovations among professional networks. The entire Symposium will be conducted in English, with English to Lao translation available.

Please refer to the Lao eVisa website to make arrangements for the appropriate visa, if needed. Registration link coming soon!