Appendix A
Convocation Agenda

State Science and Technology Policy Advice: Issues, Assets, and Opportunities


Convocation #1: Energy, Environment, and Economic Competitiveness

Hosted by the

National Academy of Sciences,

the National Academy of Engineering,

the Institute of Medicine,

the National Association of Academies of Science,

and the California Council on Science and Technology

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, CA


Day One (Monday, October 15, 2007)


8:30 to 8:45 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

  • Karl Pister, Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, and member of the National Academy of Engineering

  • Kenneth Fulton, Executive Director, National Academy of Sciences

8:45 to 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

Richard Atkinson, President Emeritus, University of California, and member of the National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine

→The Increasing Importance of State Roles in Science & Technology (S&T) (focus on energy and environment)

→The Importance of S&T Information and Advice for Policy Making


9:15 to 10:00 a.m.

An Overview of the Current State S&T Policy Landscape

Doug Henton, President, Collaborative Economics

→Summary of the Report on State Investment in R&D from the Pew Center on the States



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Appendix A Convocation Agenda State Science and Technology Policy Advice: Issues, Assets, and Opportunities Convocation #1: Energy, Environment, and Economic Competitiveness Hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, the National Association of Academies of Science, and the California Council on Science and Technology Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, CA Day One (Monday, October 15, 2007) 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks • Karl Pister, Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, and member of the National Academy of Engineering • Kenneth Fulton, Executive Director, National Academy of Sciences 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. Keynote Address Richard Atkinson, President Emeritus, University of California, and member of the National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine → he Increasing Importance of State Roles in Science & Technology T (S&T) (focus on energy and environment) →The Importance of S&T Information and Advice for Policy Making 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. An Overview of the Current State S&T Policy Landscape Doug Henton, President, Collaborative Economics → ummary of the Report on State Investment in R&D from the Pew S Center on the States 

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 APPENDIX A 10:00 to 10:15 a.m. Break 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. Case Study—The Importance of Scientific Evidence for Developing Policies to Manage the Columbia River Basin in Washington Gerry O’Keefe, Columbia River Policy Coordinator, Washington State Department of Ecology 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion—Sources of S&T Information and Evidence for State- Level Policy Making Panelists: • Susan Hackwood, Executive Director, California Council on Science and Technology • Lynn Elfner, Executive Director, Ohio Academy of Science • Len Peters, Vice President, Battelle • Warren Muir, Executive Director, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch-Dining Room 1:30 to 1:45 p.m. Afternoon Orientation Karl Pister 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion—Differing Roles and Needs for S&T Information and Advice Panelists: • Thomas Bowles, Science Advisor to Governor Bill Richardson, New Mexico • John Unger, State Senator, West Virginia • Matt Sundeen, National Conference of State Legislatures • Larry McKinney, Director of Coastal Fisheries, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 3:15 to 3:30 p.m. Break and Proceed to Breakout Sessions

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0 APPENDIX A 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Breakout Session #1: Meeting the Needs of Policy Makers for S&T Information and Advice Topics: →Energy →Environment • Jay Cole, Education Policy Advisor to the Governor of West Virginia (Facilitator) • William Harris, President and CEO, Science Foundation, Arizona (Facilitator) Participants will be assigned to one or the other of these sessions so that a balance of expertise is achieved in each. Economic implications will be a thread of discussion in each session. 5:00 to 5:10 p.m. Return from Breakouts to Plenary Session 5:10 to 5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks, Discussion, and Overview of Day Two Day Two (Tuesday, October 16, 2007) 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. Orientation and Questions from Previous Day Karl Pister 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Presentation and Discussion: Effectively Communicating S&T Information and Evidence to State Policy Makers • Matt Nisbet, American University (via videoconference) • Marla Cone, Los Angeles Times • William Hammack, Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois • John McDonald, President, Stone’s Throw Strategic Communications 10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Break and Proceed to Breakout Sessions 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Breakout Session #2: State and Regional Planning This session will allow participants to integrate the information and discussions from this convocation to undertake initial planning about how various science organizations from each region can begin to work more closely together. Participants will be assigned to sessions based on their geographic region.

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 APPENDIX A 12:00 to 12:10 p.m. Return from Breakout Sessions to Final Plenary 12:10 to 12:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Next Steps for Future Convocations, Communications, and Networking • Karl Pister • Edward Derrick, Director, Competitiveness Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science • Members of the Convocation Organizing Committee 12:45 p.m. Adjourn