1 May to  2 May

2014 Forum on Science and Technology Policy

The annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy is the conference for people interested in public policy issues facing the science, engineering, and higher education communities. Since 1976, it has been the place where insiders go to learn what is happening and what is likely to happen in the coming year on the federal budget and the growing number of policy issues that affect researchers and their institutions. Come to the Forum, learn about the future of S&T policy, and meet the people who will shape it.

Session Topics:

  • Budgetary and Policy Context for R&D in FY 2015
  • A Conversation with the President’s Science Advisor
  • AAAS Overview of R&D in the FY 2015 Proposed Budget
  • Measuring the Impacts of Science
  • Synergy in STEM + Arts: Catalyzing US Innovation and Competitiveness
  • Making Science Matter: Strengthening Engagement of Scientists & Engineers in the Policy Process
  • US Leadership in the Artic Council: International Science Cooperation
  • William D. Carey Lecture
  • Reproducibility in Science
  • Emerging Technologies & National Security

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Norm Augustine, Former Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Honorable Suzanne Bonamici, U.S. House of Representatives (OR-1)
  • John P. Holdren, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Cherry A. Murray, Harvard University
  • Raymond V. Arnaudo, AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy
  • Chad English, COMPASS
  • Robert Golub, JAMA
  • Sharon Hays, CSC
  • David Hik, University of Alberta
  • J. Britt Holbrook, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Margaret Honey, New York Hall of Science
  • Matthew Hourihan, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Kaye Husbands Fealing, University of Minnesota
  • Katrina Kelner, Science Translational Medicine
  • Brendan P. Kelly, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Ariella Kelman, Genentech
  • Margaret E. Kosal, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Story Landis, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
  • Jason Lee, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Gunalan Nadarajan, University of Michigan
  • Brian Nosek, University of Virginia
  • Bill O'Brien, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Gil Omenn, University of Michigan
  • Pallavi Phartiyal, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Francis Slakey, Georgetown University
  • Tobin Smith, Association of American Universities
  • Mike Taylor, Elsevier Labs
  • Frank Ulmer, US Arctic Research Commission
  • Abigail Walton, Antioch University
  • Samantha White, Emerging Leaders in Science & Society


1 May 2014 through 2 May 2014
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ronald Reagan Building Washington, DC

Sponsors and Exhibitors

To inquire about opportunities to sponsor the meeting please contact Bethany Spencer by phone at (202) 326-6601 or by email at bspencer@aaas.org

Included With Registration

AAAS Report XXXVIII: Research and Development FY 2015, a comprehensive analysis of the R&D proposals for the FY 2015 budget, prepared by AAAS and a group of its affiliated scientific, engineering, and higher education associations.

Who Should Attend?

Scientists and engineers, research administrators, industrial R&D managers, policymakers, association officials, federal grant recipients, students, science diplomats, government affairs specialists, public affairs officers, science writers, and others with an interest in the intersection of policy with science and technology.