Social Program (Draft, Ceremony Committee)
The APMC 2014 will offer original and fascinating events :
The Welcome reception, the Opening Ceremony, and the Banquet.
All the participants in the Conference (from November 5 to 7) are invited to the Welcome Reception to be held from
18:00 to 19:30 on Tuesday, November 4, at the Sendai International Center.
Would you like to enjoy a tea ceremony between your busy sessions or exhibitions? The tea ceremony will be held for
all the APMC 2014 attendees and exhibitors.
Ladies wearing Japanese traditional kimonos will serve you a bowl of green tea "maccha" and a Japanese-style confection "okashi". You will find the atmosphere of the tea ceremony comfortable and enjoy the gentle bubbling sound of water in a teakettle, the fragrance of incense, the lovely flower arrangements, and the artistic calligraphy on a scroll hanging in the alcove.
The Way of Tea ceremony "茶の湯＝Chanoyu" is a Japanese cultural tradition. In the 16th century, Tea Master Rikyu Sen established the foundations of "Chanoyu", where one respects everyone without distinction of status or rank. That is, the spiritual aspect is the most important in "Chanoyu". The culture of "Chanoyu" has greatly influenced various aspects of Japanese culture, such as architecture, gardening, textiles, food, and cooking. You can experience the entire process of "Chanoyu" in a Japanese style room (tatami-mat room) as shown in the photo 1.
It is our pleasure that we provide you with everything you need to relax at the tea ceremony room.
Date : Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time : 12:00-16:00 (about 30 minutes each time)
Place : Japanese style room, 1st Floor, Sendai International Center
Tickets : will be available at the registration desk
APMC 2014 Women in Engineering (WIE) Special Session
Let Us Talk and Share Ideas for Increasing Women in APMC
The APMC WIE Session is open to all conference participants. We invite the people who agree with our scopes of interest that include increasing women participants to APMC and improving the status of women in engineering and science. Let us talk and share the ideas for increasing women in APMC over wonderful local dessert and beverages.
Ms. Sherry Hess, Vice President of Marketing at AWR Group of National Instruments, will make key speech to bring you the chance to think the question "How can we attract more females into microwave engineering as a profession?"
This session is supported by IEEE JC WIE and National Instruments.
Room : Room A (Tachibana)
Date and Time : 11/05 (Wed) 16:50-18:30
|Women in Engineering
|S. Hess, NI AWR Group., U.S.A.
|Prototype of Mini 4WD Supplied by Wireless Power
|Q. Yuan, Sendai National College of Tech., JAPAN
|A Farewell to Prejudice, Have an Original Idea for Novel Antenna Technologies and Active Women Therein
|M. Matsunaga, Ehime Univ., JAPAN
|B. Chakraborty, Iwate Prefectural Univ., JAPAN
The APMC 2014 Opening Ceremony will be held from 11:30 to 13:10 in the Main Hall (2nd floor) of the Sendai International
Center on Wednesday, November 5. We will first give you a declaration and brief report by the APMC 2014 Steering Committee
Chair, followed by congratulatory addresses by invited representatives of sponsoring organizations including IEEE MTT-S,
IEEE AP-S, EuMA, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
Then, we will have the Keynote Address given by Prof. Fumiyuki Adachi, Tohoku University and the Special Talk given by Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki.
The APMC 2014 Banquet will be held from 19:00 to 21:00 on Thursday, November 6, at the party hall "Saiun" on the
4th floor of the Sendai Shozankan「勝山館」. With a variety of cuisine, the banquet will introduce the winners of APMC
2014 Prize, APMC 2014 Student Prize, and Student Design Competition.
After the greetings by the Conference Chair, you will experience the ceremony "Kagamiwari", where a large barrel of sake (Japanese rice-wine) is cracked on the top with wooden hammers to celebrate the success of APMC 2014. The APMC 2014 Prize Award Committee will announce the winners from all the participants presenting papers at the conference and will give them the APMC 2014 Prize, as well as the APMC 2014 Student Paper Prize. The APMC 2014 Prize Award Committee will also announce the winners from the Student Design Competition applicants and will give them the APMC 2014 Student Design Competition Award.
Each one of those who wish to participate in this event should buy a Banquet Ticket. The participants of the Banquet will be taken to the Sendai Shozankan by bus (free of charge).
The Rump Session will be held at Sendai Akiu Spa Hotel Iwanumaya, located about thirty minutes west of the Conference Center
by bus, on November 7, 2014. Three invited speakers will present their latest research works focused on the theme of
"Wireless Power Transfer Systems".
There will be a free bus ride prepared for the participants of the Rump Session on the afternoon of November 7, 2014.