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2016 Forum on Science & Technology Policy

1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Be a policy trendsetter!

The AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy brings together the science and policy communities to exchange ideas and discuss the future of science and technology. This is considered the major public meeting in the U.S. on S&T policy issues, where you can hear directly from chief advisors in science and technology. The Forum draws over 500 of the nation's top S&T policy experts. It provides a highly visible setting for discussion of S&T policy issues, including what a new administration will mean to you.

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.

All-inclusive registration gets you:

  • Full admission to every workshop, discussion, and speech - plus all meals and a ticket to the William D. Carey Lecture and Reception & Networking Event on Thursday, April 14, 2016
  • Valuable policy and budget information that you can't find anywhere else
  • Opportunities to meet and hear from key decision makers on science and technology policy
  • Guide to the President's Budget: Research and Development FY 2017, a comprehensive analysis of the R&D proposals for the FY 2017 budget

​Session Topics:

  • Budgetary and Policy Context for R&D in FY 2017
  • National and International Issues in Science and Technology
  • Gun Violence Research in the United States
  • Inaugural Gilbert S. Omenn Grand Challenges Address
  • The William D. Carey Lecture - Science and Society in the 21st Century
  • Emerging Issues in Biomedical Research and Policy
  • Best Friend or Worst Nightmare? Autonomy and AI in the Lab and in Society


  • Lino Barañao, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovative Production, Argentina
  • Steve Case, Co-founder of AOL; CEO of Revolution LLC; and Author of The Third Wave
  • Jay Dickey, Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (AR-4)
  • Stephen Heinig, Director of Science Policy, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; and Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Keith Marzullo, Director, Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development National Coordination Office
  • Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Department of Energy
  • Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; and Director, Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, Texas A&M
  • Cherry Murray, U.S. Director, Office of Science, Department of Energy
  • Mark Rosenberg, President and CEO, The Task Force for Global Health; and Director, Task Force's Center for Global Health Collaboration
  • Martin Stratmann, President, Max Planck Society
  • Peter Strohschneider, President, German Research Foundation
  • Kathryn Sullivan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere; and Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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