On January 20th, the first Tencent Youth Science Festival was held in Shenzhen which was hosted by Tencent under the guidance of the China Association for Science and Technology. It was a popular science event tailored for young people and the first one of the series events of Tencent Youth Science Program.
At the festival, Tencent and the top-level science magazine SCIENCE jointly released the world's first list of Youth Science Focus, launched a series of scientific short videos, and invited world's leading scientists and popular science experts such as Lucy Hawking, David Eagleman, Li Miao, Charles Czeisle, and Tim Urban to have a face-to-face dialogue with young people and interpret the mysteries of cutting-edge scientific fields on the list such as liquid water on Mars, human origin, memory manipulation, etc.
"Spreading seeds of science and waiting for the spring to come is the original aspiration of Tencent's Youth Science Festival." SY Lau, Tencent's Senior Executive Vice President and Chairman of Group Marketing and Global Branding, said that he hopes that young people will always hold the scientific spirit of "the world must have an answer", keep striving for the well-being of mankind with science and create a better future of the world.