Welcome to LCWS2019!

This year, the International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders (LCWS 2019) will be held in Sendai, Japan, from October 28 (Monday) to November 1 (Friday) at the Sendai International Center. While the workshop will be dealing with the physics, detectors, and accelerator issues of CLIC and ILC as the previous meetings in the series, the timing is critical in terms of the European Particle Physics Strategy Update in its final phase, and also since the Japanese government will be coming close to its decision regarding the ILC. There will be presentations and exhibitions by relevant industries as well. The meeting also coincides with the peak of autumn foliage with many popular spots in the surrounding area. Looking forward to see you in Sendai!

Hitoshi Yamamoto
Chair, Local Organization Committee