Appendix B
Workshop Agenda

DECEMBER 9, 2013: 8:30AM-5:00PM

SESSION 1 BACKGROUND AND VISION

8:30-8:40

Welcome and Opening Remarks—Kenneth Ramos, University of Louisville

8:40-9:00

What Do We Mean by Sustainable Life Science Communication Infrastructure?—Brooke Smith, COMPASS

9:00-9:30

Why Is a Science Communication Infrastructure Important—A Scientist’s Perspective—May Berenbaum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (by phone)

SESSION 2 LIFE SCIENTISTS ENGAGED

Life scientists share their motivations for engaging with the public, what and how they communicate, and how they’ve overcome infrastructure-related obstacles.

Moderator: David Ewing Duncan, Freelance Journalist



9:30-10:45

Panel Discussion: On the Ground, Paving the Way

Daniel Colon-Ramos, Yale University (cellular neuroscience)

Craig McClain, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (marine biology; by phone)

Nalini Nadkarni, University of Utah (tropical forest ecology)

10:45-11:00

Coffee Break

SESSION 3 FRICTIONS AND MOMENTUM

What do we know about the infrastructure-related incentives and disincentives in government, academia, and industry? What do scientists themselves perceive as the frictions slowing and the areas of momentum enabling scientists to engage with the public? This session explores the available evidence, gaps in knowledge, and lessons learned.

Moderator: Bruce Lewenstein, Cornell University

11:00-11:15

Moderator Overview

11:15-11:35

Agricultural Extension Programs: A Model for Life Sciences Communication?—Sonny Ramaswamy, U.S. Department of Agriculture

11:35-11:55

Public Affairs Offices and Transparency in Federal Agencies—Kathryn Foxhall, Freelance health and medical reporter

11:55-1:00

Break for Lunch

Session 3 will continue after lunch



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Appendix B Workshop Agenda DECEMBER 9, 2013: 8:30AM-5:00PM SESSION 1 BACKGROUND AND VISION 8:30-8:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks—Kenneth Ramos, University of Louisville 8:40-9:00 What Do We Mean by Sustainable Life Science Communication Infrastructure?—Brooke Smith, COMPASS 9:00-9:30 Why Is a Science Communication Infrastructure Important—A Scientist’s Perspective—May Berenbaum, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (by phone) SESSION 2 LIFE SCIENTISTS ENGAGED Life scientists share their motivations for engaging with the public, what and how they communicate, and how they’ve overcome infrastructure-related obstacles. Moderator: David Ewing Duncan, Freelance Journalist 9:30-10:45 Panel Discussion: On the Ground, Paving the Way Daniel Colon-Ramos, Yale University (cellular neuroscience) Craig McClain, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (marine biology; by phone) Nalini Nadkarni, University of Utah (tropical forest ecology) 10:45-11:00 Coffee Break SESSION 3 FRICTIONS AND MOMENTUM What do we know about the infrastructure-related incentives and disincentives in government, academia, and industry? What do scientists themselves perceive as the frictions slowing and the areas of momentum enabling scientists to engage with the public? This session explores the available evidence, gaps in knowledge, and lessons learned. Moderator: Bruce Lewenstein, Cornell University 11:00-11:15 Moderator Overview 11:15-11:35 Agricultural Extension Programs: A Model for Life Sciences Communication?—Sonny Ramaswamy, U.S. Department of Agriculture 11:35-11:55 Public Affairs Offices and Transparency in Federal Agencies—Kathryn Foxhall, Freelance health and medical reporter 11:55-1:00 Break for Lunch Session 3 will continue after lunch 55

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56    Appendix B    1:00-1:20 Experiences with Science Communication in Academia, Industry, and Science Centers—Phillip Needleman, Washington University (by phone) 1:20-1:40 Science Communication in Academic Institutions—Diane Harley, University of California, Berkeley (by phone) 1:40-2:00 Scientist Perceptions of Infrastructure-Related Barriers—Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin–Madison 2:00- 3:00 Panel Discussion: Who Is Going to Champion Institutional Change? Session 3 Speakers 3:00-3:15 Coffee Break SESSION 4 HOW DO WE CONNECT LIFE SCIENTISTS TO PUBLIC INTERFACES? What are institutional infrastructures to build and maintain bridges between scientists and diverse publics? Moderator: Matthew Nisbet, American University 3:15-3:35 Infrastructure to Connect Scientists to Public Interfaces: Overview of Knowns and Unknowns—Matthew Nisbet, American University 3:35-4:45 Panel Discussion: Sustainable Connections Academic Institutions & Broader Impacts—Jack Schultz, University of Missouri Academic Research Centers—Donald Boesch, University of Maryland Boundary Organizations –Chad English, COMPASS Federal Science Communication Programs—Rick Borchelt, U.S. Department of Energy Scientific Societies—Erika Shugart, American Society of Microbiology 4:45-5:00 Response—Daniel Sarewitz, Arizona State University JANUARY 10, 2014 8:30AM-3:00PM 8:30-8:35 Welcome Kenneth Ramos, University of Louisville Brooke Smith, COMPASS 8:35-8:55 Recap of Day 1 (December 9, 2013) Bruce Lewenstein, Cornell University Rick Borchelt, U.S. Department of Energy SESSION 5 WHO IS PAYING FOR THIS? This session will explore the motivations, challenges, and innovative approaches for funding life science communication. Moderator: David Malakoff, Science magazine

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Appendix B    57    8:55-9:10 The Changing Landscape of Funding for Science Communication—John Burris, Burroughs Wellcome Fund 9:10-10:45 Panel Discussion: Frictions and Momentum in Science Communication Funding John Burris, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Kei Koizumi, Office of Science and Technology Policy Kai Lee, David and Lucile Packard Foundation (by phone) Dennis Schatz, National Science Foundation Alan Slobodin, House Energy and Commerce Committee Amanda Stanley, Wilburforce Foundation 10:45-11:00 Coffee Break SESSION 6 BUILDING SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURES FOR LIFE SCIENCE COMMUNICATION 11:00-12:00 Audience Engagement: Community Ideas as Building Blocks Moderator: Brooke Smith, COMPASS Engagement Question: If you had unlimited resources to invest in life science communication and engagement activities, what three things would you invest in?  Audience Engaged—Why and How (11:00 a.m.)  Let the Brainstorming Begin (11:05 a.m.)  Sharing Preliminary Ideas (11:15)  Building the Ideas Wall (11:40)  Investing in the Ideas (11:50) 12:00-1:00 Break for Lunch SESSION 6 BUILDING SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURES FOR LIFE SCIENCE COMMUNICATION (Continued) Moderator: David Ewing Duncan, Freelance health and science journalist 1:00-1:30 The Ideas Wall—Summary, Reflections, and Discussion of Major Themes William Provine, DuPont Amanda Stanley, Wilburforce Foundation 1:30-2:45 Where Do We Go from Here?  Opening Discussion Andrew Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists Erika Shugart, American Society of Microbiology  Facilitated Audience Dialogue 2:45-3:00 Workshop Wrap-Up—Brooke Smith, COMPASS  

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