This year Indonesia Focus is designed to provide an opportunity for Indonesian and international scholars and professionals across disciplines to present their innovative research projects in the fields of art, science, and technology as well as business plan that can be useful to support Indonesian development. Specifically, the conference is intended to invite more Indonesian scholars to come to the US.
We believe this small step can provide an excellent experience for them to share their ideas or innovations in an international forum. In addition, we want to provide more opportunity for international scholars to learn about the Indonesian culture. Taman Budaya Indonesia Pittsburgh in collaboration with the PERMIAS Pittsburgh will also perform a cultural program called as Indonesian Cultural Night 2013. This program will invite local friends of Indonesians from Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas to enjoy Indonesian cultural heritages (e.g., dances, fashions, songs) and more importantly Indonesian cuisine.
This conference aims to gather Indonesian and international scholars and professionals across disciplines to share their ideas and proposed actions in the field of the arts and humanities, natural and social science, as well as technology to accelerate Indonesian development. Indonesia Focus 2013 has the following objectives:
- Provide an opportunity for Indonesian scholars to share their ideas in an international setting and publish their works in international media.
- Explore ideas and business plans than can contribute to the acceleration of Indonesian development.
- Strengthen Indonesia-US partnership through US-Indonesian universities collaboration.
- Promote Indonesian culture to broader international audience.