Skip to main content

2017 Forum on Science and Technology Policy

1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC


Join forces with over 500 industry professionals when you attend the AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy. This is your opportunity to engage with the nation’s top S&T policy experts, strengthen existing relationships, and create new ones. The Forum is the major public meeting in the U.S. on S&T policy issues. It provides dedicated networking time with top policymakers and the chance to connect and learn from the innovative ideas at work. The Forum brings together the science and policy communities to exchange ideas and discuss the future of science and technology.

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.

Your all-inclusive registration allows you to:

  • Attend every workshop, discussion, and session—plus all meals and a ticket to the William D. Carey Lecture and Reception on Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Gain education and tools to take back to and implement within your organization
  • Dive deep into conversations with key decision-makers at networking sessions
  • Participate in peer-to-peer solution sharing on issues driving S&T policy
  • Develop leadership strategies to solve challenges facing the science, engineering, and academic communities

Session Topics:

  • R&D in the FY 18 Federal Budget
  • Federal Agency Priorities
  • Opioid Epidemic: Public Health and Policy Responses
  • Inaugural Gilbert S. Omenn Grand Challenges Address
  • The William D. Carey Lecture - Defending Science and Catalyzing Progress: A Bipartisan Formula for the Future
  • Vanishing Shorelines: Adapting to Sea-Level Rise in the Atlantic
  • Automation, Globalization, and a Growing Inequality
  • Advocating for Science: More Than a One-Day Activity


  • Cori Bargmann, President of Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Honorable Chris Coons, U.S. Senator, Delaware
  • Frances Cordova, Director, National Science Foundation
  • David Goldston, Director, Government Affairs, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Francesca Grifo, Scientific Integrity Official, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Honorable David Matia, Judge, Ohio Court of Common Pleas
  • Steve Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

Related Scientific Disciplines