NASHVILLE, TN – PUZZLE X, the renowned international forum on Exponential Technologies, is set to host a groundbreaking event in support of the proposal to declare 2025 as the International Year of Quantum Science & Technology (IYQ2025). The 1-day “Quantum Key Stakeholder Assembly” will convene global leaders and decision makers in the quantum industry to discuss crucial topics relevant to the United Nations (UN) bodies such as UNICEF and ITU.
During the assembly, attendees will have the opportunity to present the voice and recommendations of the ecosystem and industry to prepare for the successful passing of the International Year of Quantum resolution. The event will conclude with a ceremonial signing of an Open Letter addressed to the UN, encouraging the organization to support the proclamation.
Notable figures from the quantum science community, including Nobel laureates Bill Phillips and Sir Kostya Novoselov, have already signed the Open Letter. The letter, which remains open for signatures until November 1, 2023, aims to demonstrate the widespread support for declaring 2025 as the International Year of Quantum.
The Quantum Key Stakeholder Assembly will feature four closed-door sessions focusing on critical topics for the UN:
1. Equitable Advances in Quantum: Addressing issues related to country equity, public-private partnerships, and sharing best practices among regions and stakeholders.
2. Narrowing the Quantum Divide: Identifying strategies for achieving gender equity, narrowing educational gaps, and developing future talent and workforce in the field of quantum.
3. Quantum-Safe World: Discussing the importance of quantum secure communication and global readiness in the face of evolving technology.
4. Towards the 2030 Agenda: Exploring the potential of quantum technologies in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The assembly aims to formulate recommendations and foster discussions on global actions that can help address these pressing issues during the proposed UN-declared year of quantum.
The Quantum Key Stakeholder Assembly is part of PUZZLE X 2023, the leading global event on Exponential Technologies, which brings together over 3,000 stakeholders and decision-makers from 82 countries to discuss advancements in technologies like quantum and their impact on various industries, cities, and societies.
1. What is the purpose of the Quantum Key Stakeholder Assembly?
The purpose of the assembly is to bring together global leaders and decision makers in the quantum industry to discuss key topics relevant to the UN and to present recommendations and perspectives in support of the proposal to declare 2025 as the International Year of Quantum.
2. Who has already signed the Open Letter?
Nobel laureates Bill Phillips and Sir Kostya Novoselov are among the prominent figures in science who have already signed the Open Letter in support of the proposal.
3. What are the four closed-door sessions during the assembly?
The four closed-door sessions will focus on equitable advances in quantum, narrowing the quantum divide, achieving a quantum-safe world, and the potential of quantum technologies in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.