1 April 2013
AGU Science Policy Alert 13-16
From 24 – 26 June, hundreds of leading scientists, policymakers, industry professionals, and other interested stakeholders will join together at AGU’s second annual Science Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. The theme for the 2013 conference, “Preparing for Our Future,” serves as a discussion point on how the Earth and space sciences can better prepare communities for a changing climate, support the national economy through innovation, and protect the health and safety of humans and the environment around the globe.
Building on the success of the inaugural conference, topics on the2013 agenda include climate change, natural hazards, energy, oceans, technology and infrastructure, and the Arctic. The goal of the conference is to bridge the science and policy worlds by focusing on information strategies, and applications of science to address the myriad of challenges society faces around these topics. It also provides opportunities for engagement: scientists and policymakers working together on important and timely issues such as the future of space science, energy security, sea level rise, and extreme natural disaster events.
Virtual participation options will include live streaming of the plenary talks, video-on-demand for select sessions, and ePoster capabilities for presenters. In addition to the sessions, conference activities will consist of a poster presentation and networking event, communications training, and a Capitol Hill reception. These events are included in the registration fee for the conference.
Poster abstract submissions that focus on the conference topics and the intersection of science and policy are currently being accepted. There will also be a select number of student travel grants for both U.S. and international AGU members. The deadline for both poster abstract submission and student travel grant applications is 17 April.