The next meeting will be held May 2-5, 2015 in Washington, DC at 1155 16th St, NW.  We hope to see you there!  


The dates for the December 2015 meeting are: December 5-8, 2015.

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May 2015 Draft Agenda

Saturday May 2, 2015 (Noon-6:30 PM)

9:30-11:30         CSSP Board meeting

12:00                        Registration/Lunch (Marvel Hall)

12:30-1:00            Opening Session - CSSP Introductions and Overview

1:00-2:00            Round Table: Society Issues and Your Perspective on Science Issues

This session gives CSSP Members an opportunity to share common challenges and opportunities, and describe the most important issues affecting their societies.

2:00-3:30            Frontiers of Science (M. Apple)

                            Dr. Stephen Kosslyn,Dean of Arts and Sciences The Minerva Schools at KGI – “The Role of the Science of Learning in the University of the                                   Future.”

Dr. Steven Boxer, Camille & Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University – “How Enzymes Really Work.”

3:30-4:00            Coffee Break (Marvel Hall)

4:00-6:30            Frontiers of Science (continued)

Dr. Lonnie Love, Group Leader, Automation, Robotics, and Manufacturing, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Local Motors – “The 3D Printed, Energy Efficient, 165 Part Automobile.”

Dr. Liqun Luo, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Stanford University – “How Neuronal Morphogenesis Works: Olfaction.”

6:30            CSSP Reception & Welcome to new members – Othmer Hall

Sunday May 3, 2015 (7:30 AM-7:30 PM)

7:30 -8:30            Breakfast – Othmer Hall

8:30-11:45            Envisioning Science Publication 2030 – The Future of Science Publication (Downing, Lance)

                        Prominent scientists and publishers will describe their vision of the future of scientific publishing, from the perspective of editors, authors, peer reviewers, and readers.

                        Kent Anderson, Publisher, American Association for the Advancement of Science/Science

11:45-12:45            Lunch – Othmer Hall

Dr. Peter Gleick, President & Co-Founder, Pacific Institute – “21st Century Water Challenges and Solutions.”

12:45-1:00            Committee Ground Rules and Expectations for Reports/Continuing Work

1:00 – 5:00            Committee Meetings

1:00-2:15             Session I

                        Math and Science Education

                        Interdisciplinary Projects

                        Association Best Practices Exchange

                        Science Ethics Issues

2:20-3:35             Session II

                           International Science (E. Sztein, BISO, guest)

                         Public and Government Affairs

                        Population and Food Security

                        Scholarly Journals

3:40-4:55            Session III            

Science Careers and Diversity

                         Energy and Environment

                        Public Appreciation of Science


5:00-6:00            Awards Presentation

6:30-9:00            Awards Banquet – Logan Tavern, 1423 P St NW

Monday May 4, 2015 (7:30 AM-6:30 PM)

7:00-8:00             Breakfast – Othmer Hall

8:00-9:00            Hon. Bart Gordon, Partner, K&L Gates; Former Congressman, TN-6: 1985-2011

9:00-10:30            Enhancing Public Appreciation of Science (Hirsh/Lardy)

                        Dr. Erik Herzog, Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University

                        Becky Wolfe, Science Programs Manager,  Indianapolis Children’s Museum

                        Dr. Eugene Arthurs, CEO of SPIE – International Year of Light

10:30-10:45             Coffee Break

10:45-11:45            Forging a Common Message to the New Congress (Barsley)

                        Rush Holt, CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science

11:45-12:30            Lunch – Othmer Hall

12:30-1:30            Business Meeting

1:30-3:00            Issues in Climate & Energy (Pennington, Bertsch, Penrose)

3:00-4:30            Unlocking the Value of Science by Interdisciplinarity (Jacobs)

                        This session provides three perspectives of the intersection of various disciplines.

                        Dr. Tom Connelly, Executive Director and CEO, American Chemical Society

Dr. Fleming Crim, Assistant Director, National Science Foundation, Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Dr. Guy Fogleman, Executive Director, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

4:30-4:45            Break

4:45-5:30            Committee Reports

6:00-7:00            Kavli Lecture Series – National Geographic Auditorium

                        Dr. Alan Lightman, Professor of the Practice of the Humanities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Noted Astrophysicist, Author of Einstein’s Dreams and The Accidental Universe – “Science and Religion.”


Tuesday May 5, 2015  (8:30 AM-1:30 PM)

8:30 AM            Breakfast on Capitol Hill with Congressional Staff – Sponsored by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) – Location TBD

10:30AM            Adjourn (90 minute Board meeting and Executive Session from 10:30-12)

11:30-5:00            Hill visits