Japanese Liquid Crystal Conference 2019

September 3rd (Tue.) – 6th (Fri.), 2019
Friendship meeting / Annual meeting: University of Tsukuba, University Hall (1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan)
Organized by Japanese Liquid Crystal Society (JLCS)
In cooperation with (TBD) The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers; Society for Information Display, Japan Chapter; The Japan Society of Applied Physics; The Japanese Photochemistry Association; The Society of Polymer Science, Japan; The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan; The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers; The Chemical Society of Japan; The Biophysical Society of Japan; The Physical Society of Japan; Japan Oil Chemists’ Society; The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
Sponsorship: Tsukuba Tourism and Convention Association, City of Tsukuba

Important dates:

Registration for presentation in the Annual Meeting: May 7th (Tue.)-May 24th (Fri.) (JST)
Abstract submission: June 10th (Mon.) – June 28th (Fri.)
Registration for participation and payment (early bird fee): June 10th (Mon.) – July 29th (Mon.)
Friendship Meeting: September 3rd (Tue.)
Annual Meeting: September 4th (Wed.) – 6th (Fri.)

1. Registration for presentation in the Annual Meeting:

Open from May 7th (Tue.) till May 24th (Fri.) (JST)

Registration site will open on May 7th (Tue.).

In the registration, please choose oral presentation/poster presentation/no preference.
Oral presentation is 20 minutes including discussion.
Poster presenters under the age of 30 (JLCS members; excluding the previous awardees) are eligible to apply for the JLCS Kousai Poster Award and those who belongs to the master and bachelor course of student are could be apply for the JLCS student poster award.

Registration for presentation form closes at May 24th (JST)
Revision form of submitted presentation closes at May 24th (JST)

2. Abstract submission:

Open from June 10th (Mon.) till June 28th (Fri.)

Submission site will open on June 10th (Mon.).

Templates with preparation instructions: (in Japanese) T.B.A.

The publication date of the JLCC2019 abstracts (CD-ROM) will be announced soon.

Submission form of your abstract file (will be open on June 10th)

3. Registration for participation and payment:

Registration for participation and payment (early bird fee): June 10th (Mon.) – July 29th (Mon.)

Note (common to all participants):
Member fee applies also to members of Societies in cooperation, and to those from Corporate Members (in Japanese).

Notes to participants from abroad:
Participants from abroad can pay the early-bird registration fee at the conference site if you complete the registration for participation and payment by the early-bird fee deadline (July 29th (Mon.), JST). Only cash (Japanese yen) will be accepted.
Conference materials (abstract CD-ROM, name badge) will be handed at the conference site, and will not be sent to your address.

Notes to participants from Japan:
Although on-site registration and payment are possible, registration and payment in advance are strongly encouraged to avoid unnecessary troubles. Late fee applies to on-site payment.
Early-bird fee applies to participants who complete payment by bank transfer through Japan Post Bank (ゆうちょ銀行) by the early-bird fee deadline (July 29th (Mon.), JST).
Participants who complete registration and payment by July 29th (Mon.) will receive conference materials (abstract CD-ROM and name badge) one week prior to the Conference.

Registration fee for the Annual Meeting
(including one abstract CD-ROM):

Regular (non-student), member:
Early-bird (till July 29th): 8,000 yen
Late/On site: 11,000 yen

Regular (non-student), non-member:
Early-bird (till July 29th): 20,000 yen
Late/On site: 23,000 yen

Student, member:
Early-bird (till July 29th): 4,000 yen
Late/On site: 6,000 yen

Student, non-member:
Early-bird (till July 29th): 7,000 yen
Late/On site: 9,000 yen

Additional abstract CD-ROM: 3,000 yen

Banquet fee
(buffet-style, T.B.A.):

Regular (non-student):
Early-bird (till July 29th): 5,000 yen
Late/On site: 6,000 yen

Early-bird (till July 29th): 2,000 yen
Late/On site: 3,000 yen

* The same fee applies to members and non-members

Registration fee for the Friendship Meeting (September 3rd):

3,000 yen for regular participants, 1,000 yen for students (the same fee applies to members and non-members).

Early-bird registration
Early-bird/On-line registration site with detailed instructions for payment will open on June 10th.

4. Friendship Meeting (September 3rd)

Date: September 3rd (Tue.)

Site: TBA

The friendship meeting intends to provide young researchers with an opportunity to establish a friendship with each other and to create a network to conduct joint research. This year, we are going to launch the special symposium on “The leading edge of elastomers and gels”. The symposium is featuring the lecutures of the leading-edge researchers in various fields, not staying in the scope of liquid crystals, but from a wide range of fields. We are looking forward to the active participation of young researchers as well as graduate students, undergraduates and self-proclaimed young members, and short presentations from young researchers. Young researchers are encouraged to give a short presentation to introduce their research. If you wish to give a short presentation, notify us choosing “Present and Participate” in the “Participate for Friendship Meeting” field of the registration form for participation that will open on June 10th.

Program (lecturers): Kenji Urayama (Kyoto Institute of Technology), Hidenori Okuzaki (University of Yamanashi), Shigeaki Takamatsu (Sumitomo Riko Company Limited), Seiichi Furumi (Tokyo University of Science), Ryo Yoshida (The University of Tokyo)

5. Annual Meeting Program

Will be available in August.

6. Accommodation

Information will be available soon.

7. Information for presenters

Information for oral presenters
Oral presentation is 20 minutes including 5-minute discussion.
Bring your own PC for the presentation, and make sure in the break time that it works well with the projector on site.

Information for poster presenters
Poster presentation schedule will be announced later.
Poster panel: height 180 cm, width 90 cm (We recommend your poster height to be 120 cm or smaller).
Adhesive tapes are prepared at the poster room.
Information on the JLCS Kousai Poster Award and Student Poster Award is available here (in Japanese).
Rules of the Kousai Poster Award is available here (in Japanese).
Rules of the Student Poster Award is available here (in Japanese).

8. Other information

Organizing Committee: (ekitou2019 followed by @jlcs.jp)
Shusaku Nagano (Director of JLCS)
Takashi Seki (Director of JLCS)
Kazuya Saito (Chief of the Local Committee)
Haruhisa Akiyama (Local Committee)
Yasuo Norikane (Local Committee)
Takuya Ohzono (Local Committee)
Yoshiko Takenaka (Local Committee)
Takahiro Yamamoto (Local Committee)
Yasuhisa Yamamura (Local Committee)
Makoto Yoneya (Local Committee)
Masafumi Yoshio (Local Committee)