Social Discussion Project

In Dialogue with the Future

In Dialogue with the Future - Poster.jpe

Update on 01.06.2020:

Despite the cancellation of face-to-face activities, a knowledge-sharing series has been prepared on the Association's Instagram page to share information on the focus topics. Don't miss the chance to learn more while staying at home! Please visit for details.


Update on 11.03.2020:

In light of the latest development of COVID-19, the Association has made the tough decision to cancel 'In Dialogue with the Future' as to protect the health and safety of all parties involved. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any enquiries.

Update on 26.01.2020:

In view of the spread of pneumonia cases associated with novel coronavirus, In Dialogue with the Future is suspended until further notice. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any enquiries.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

Ten years ago, we were still astonished by the advent of mobile devices; yet, a couple of scrolls and a few seconds of idling already brought us to a splendid variety of edgecutting tech products nowadays. Isn’t it just too exciting to imagine what it’s gonna be like ten years from now? How about, may we just take several steps ahead of the crowd, foreseeing what will it have all become after a couple of decades?

Heated debates are seen over way too many social issues, from diversified sexuality to the prospective dominance of artificial intelligence over our society. In our upcoming workshops, not only is there a platform where you can discuss with students from other schools about all these controversial topics, but also an excursion series to various sites for you to interact with, needless to say, experts in each field - EXCLUSIVELY, JUST FOR YOU.

I can see you already got something on your mind - why hesitate?

Orientation Day:

The Orientation Day is organized to provide an opportunity for participants to meet each other, enhancing their relationship. Ice-breaking games would be prepared for the participants. A briefing section would be included to understand the 6 domains, such as the controversies of the topic in the society and the current situation that the domain/ industry is facing in our society. We would also introduce participants to the idea of policymaking.


Excursion Series:

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in different experiences related to the topics they have chosen. They will be able to visit different external organizations, as well as participating in sharing sessions conducted by senior OSArs or external experts in different fields.

Colloquium and Closing Ceremony:

After learning about the topics through experiential learning, participants would be given the opportunity to present their ideas through a colloquium. Students will form into several groups, and they will be given a chance to present their proposed policies regarding different topics. A voting session will be held, which is open to all participants and guests. The winning team may be given awards. All participants will be given certificates.

Focus topics
- Artificial Intelligence

- Low Carbon Development
- Digital Preservation of Culture and Traditions

Programme objectives

- To enable participants through led discussions, excursions and sharing by guest speakers.

- To inspire participants to think more about how our future society will be like in a multitude of aspects.

- To aspire participants to come up with their unique solutions regarding their focus topics.

Tentative timeline

- Orientation Day  

  Date: 8th February, 2020 (Saturday)

  Venue: The University of Hong Kong (to be confirmed)

  Time: 10:00 – 16:00

- Excursion Series  

  Date: 9th February - 8th March  (varies for different groups)

  Venue: (varies from different groups)

  Time: (varies from different groups)

- Project Preparation

  Date: 8th March - 21st March (varies for different groups)

  Venue: (varies for different groups)

  Time: (varies for different groups)

- Colloquium and Closing Ceremony

  Date: 21st March, 2020 (Saturday)

  Venue: The University of Hong Kong (to be confirmed)

  Time: 10:00 – 17:00

Organising Committee

- Fee: $140 ($120 per head for groups)

- Application form:


- Fee: $180 ($160 per head for groups)
- Application form:

Don’t hesitate to join us!