Workshop Resources

Making Our CASE Workshop

Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE)

April 12-15, 2015

 

April 12, 2015

Washington Plaza Hotel

10 Thomas Circle, NW

Metro Station: McPherson Square Metro (Orange/Blue)

 

5-8 pm Registration Opens

Networking Reception/Welcome and Introductions

 

April 13, 2015

Washington Plaza Hotel

10 Thomas Circle, NW

Metro Station: McPherson Square Metro (Orange/Blue)

 

8:30 am Continental Breakfast


9:00 am Welcome and Overview of Workshop Goals

               

9:15 am Introduction to U.S. Science and Technology Policy

 

10:15     Introduction to Federal Budget Process

Matthew Hourihan, Program Director, AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program

 

11:15     Break

 

11:30     An Interactive Workshop: Negotiating an Appropriations Bill                                        

Matthew Hourihan, Program Director, AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program

 

1:00        LUNCH

 

2:30        Introduction to OSTP & OMB: Role and Impact to S&T Policy and Budget

 

3:30        Break

 

3:45        How Science Policy is Made: Current and Future Outlook for Science Policy 

 

5:00        End of Day One.

 

7:00        Dinner at Zentan

1155 14th Street, NW.  Have entire restaurant, so who to include?

 

April 14, 2015

CVC- House, U.S. Capitol

Meet to take Photo in front of Capitol in the AM.

 

9:00        Arrival (Continental Breakfast) 

 

9:30        Congress: Its Structure and Processes

11:00     Break

 

11:15     How Congressional Offices and Committees Operate 

A panel discussion on the various roles that congressional staff play and the difference between those who work in House versus Senate, as well as differences between personal offices and committee offices.  Also provide perspectives on what makes for an effective meeting.    

 

                12:30     Lunch

               

1:30        Getting your Message Across: The Importance of Lobbying and Advocacy

Objective is to provide students a perspective on the important role that lobbyists and advocates play on behalf of S&T. 

 

2:30        Next Steps:  Science Policy Careers and Putting Knowledge into Practice   

This session will give participants an opportunity to discuss career options and the various ways that a PhD in science or engineering can be applied.   

 

3:30        Break

 

3:45        An Interactive Workshop: How to Communicate with Congress

This session will focus on effective science communication and the do’s and don’ts of communicating with Members of Congress and staff, and how to have a successful Hill visit.    

 

5:00        Wrap up (Homework to prepare for Hill Visits)

 

6:00        Reception, TBD.