ISC Global Knowledge Dialogue for Asia and the Pacific region: 5 – 6 October 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Information for in-person Participants

The organizing team – including the ISC Regional Focal Point for Asia and the Pacific, led by the Australian Academy of Science, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, and the International Science Council – is looking forward to welcoming all delegates for the ISC Global Knowledge Dialogue for Asia and the Pacific region.

📅 5 – 6 October
📍 Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Pre-events on 5 October

Please join us for one of our pre-events on 5 October if you are available:

1. Young Academies and Associations Roundtable

2. Freedoms and Responsibilities in Science Roundtable (for ISC Member delegates only)

Registration: Please look out for ISC banners on Level 4 and get your badge early on your way to the roundtables.

❗ Those who join the pre-events 1. and 2. above will also have access to a complimentary lunch on 5 October. Lunch is served on Level 4 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre between 12:00 and 14:30. You can reach this area via the Traders Hotel. You will need to state that you are with the International Science Council Room 402 (for the Young Academies and Associations Roundtable) or Room 410 (for the Freedoms and Responsibilities in Science Roundtable).

3. AI Workshop (by invitation only from the Centre of Science Futures)

ISC Dinner on 5 October

You are cordially invited to attend the complimentary ISC dinner at De Wan Restaurant (@ The Linc) on 5 October at 19:00 Kuala Lumpur local time, which is supported by the Frontiers Foundation Planet Prize. The restaurant is located approximately 2 km/30 minutes walking distance from the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre/Traders Hotel.

We recommend taking advantage of the private busses waiting outside the Traders Hotel to transfer you to the restaurant. Departure times are 18:30, 18:45 and 19:30. The busses will depart from the restaurant at 20:45 and 21:00 to return to the Traders Hotel.

Global Knowledge Dialogue on 6 October

We look forward to your participation in the main event “ISC Global Knowledge Dialogue for Asia and the Pacific” on 6 October:

Participants List

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Please check your profile in the participants list carefully and kindly let us know if any changes are required.

IGEM2023 on 4 – 6 October

The ISC Global Knowledge Dialogue for Asia and the Pacific is taking place on the margins of the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM), a trade event for green technologies and eco solutions in Asia and the Pacific held from 4 – 6 October from 9:00 – 18:00 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It is essential to register for the IGEM2023 in order to gain access to the ISC events on 5 and 6 October at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (registration is free).


The ISC will have an expo booth at the IGEM throughout the conference (4 – 6 October) and we look forward to your visit at our booth number 4090 during this time.

Airport Transfer

Please note that airport transfer will not be arranged by the organizers. Participants are asked to liaise with their own organization or place of work to plan for transfer to and from the airport. Your options to arrive in the city:

(1) Take the KLIA Express train from KL International Airport to Sentral terminal (10 USD, 30 minutes) and a taxi from Sentral terminal to the Traders Hotel (4 USD, 20 minutes).

(2) Hire a ride via the e-hailing service “Grab” through the mobile application (estimated cost 10 – 20 USD, 60 minutes).

(3) Hire a taxi (estimated cost 20 – 35 USD, 60 minutes).

(4) Contact your hotel to arrange for an airport pick-up (for example to the Traders Hotel, estimated cost 60 – 80 USD, 60 minutes).

Suggested Pre-Reading

Get acquainted with some of the Global Knowledge Dialogue speakers:

Read some of the ISC’s flagship reports promoting actionable pathways for living within sustainable planetary boundaries:

Revisit one of the ISC’s important discussion papers “A contemporary perspective on the free and responsible practice of science in the 21st century“.


Please contact ISC Membership Development Officer Gabriela Ivan ( should you have any questions.

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