Since the Foundation was established, it has continued to provide a place for an international society of experts from various fields to gather and candidly discuss beyond the capacities of their relevant expertise in order to define the issues the modern society was facing, and to discover methodologies （ecotechnology） for resolving those issues. Providing these venues for exchange to realize the Foundation's philosophy of "bringing dreams and happiness to people through science and technology" is one of its primary activities. The Foundation continuously strives to develop discussions on leading topics of the times that may yield great results.
The DISCOVERIES international symposia, which provided the impetus to establish the Foundation, were held 11 times （1976 to 1993） as a forum for scientific and technological exchange, and they met with an overwhelming response. Some of the themes that featured in past symposia were: "A Combined Oriental/Occidental Approach to the Problems Confronting Planet Earth" （1977）, "The Use of Resources and Technology in the Interests of Mankind" （1984）, and "Complexities of the Human Environment" （1987）, shedding light on topics relevant to the issues of the past twenty years of the postmodern era and opening the way for discussion.
Soichiro Honda always attended these events, where he would sit in the front row to pay close attention to the discussion, and later interact with the participants. The Foundation continues to uphold this spirit and places the utmost importance on creating an environment where ideas can be candidly and frankly exchanged at all its events.
|1983||London||Kuala Lumpur||AGNELLI FOUNDATION Torino|
|1984||Melbourne||AGNELLI FOUNDATION Tokyo|
|1985||Brussels||AGNELLI FOUNDATION Torino|
|1986||AGNELLI FOUNDATION Tokyo|
|1987||Wien||Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Tokyo|
|1988||AGNELLI FOUNDATION Torino|
|1989||Science and Technology Symposium|
|1994||Eco Technology Tokyo|
|2005||Hanoi||Ho Chi Minh City|