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2021 Virtual CASE Agenda

The 2021 Virtual CASE Workshop will take place September 23 from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET and September 24 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET. 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

1:00 PM               Welcome 
Joanne Padrón Carney, Director, AAAS Office of Government Relations
1:05 PM Importance of Advocacy
Sudip Parikh, Chief Executive Officer of AAAS and Executive Publisher of the Science Family of Journals
1:15 PM

Introduction to U.S. Science and Technology Policy
Toby Smith, Vice President for Science Policy & Global Affairs, Association of American Universities

This session will introduce you to the history of S&T Policy, the different cultures of science and policy, and ways that advocates build bridges between the two worlds.

2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM

Introduction to the Federal Budget Process
Matthew Hourihan, Program Director, AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program 

The U.S. research enterprise, scientific discovery and American innovation have been grounded on the critical foundation of federal investments. This session will introduce you to the complex federal budget process and the competing priorities and fiscal challenges that make it difficult to fund the government.  

4:30 PM Adjourn

 

Friday, September 24, 2021

1:00 PM
Welcome and Introduction
Joanne Padrón Carney, Director, AAAS Office of Government Relations
1:05 PM Case Study of NSF’s Broader Impacts and Role of National Science Board
John Veysey, Executive Officer and Director, National Science Board
2:00 PM

U.S. Congress: Role and Vision for S&T Policy 

Moderator, Sean Gallagher, AAAS Senior Government Relations Officer
Jake Bornstein, Deputy Chief of Staff of Rep. John Curtis (R-UT); Executive Director of the Conservative Climate Caucus
Jennifer Wickre, Minority Staff, Research and Technology Subcommittee, House Science, Space and Technology Committee
Dahlia Sokolov, Majority Staff, Research and Technology Subcommittee, House Science, Space and Technology Committee
Chloe McPherson, S&T Policy Fellow, Office of Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

Discussion on the various roles that congressional staff play and the difference between those who work in House versus Senate and the differences between personal offices and committee offices. 

3:15 PM    
Break
3:30 PM

Engaging in Science Policy
Erin Heath,
Director, AAAS Federal Relations 

This session will focus on effective ways to advocate.

4:00 PM

Communicating with Congress: Do’s and Don’ts
Sean Gallagher,
AAAS Senior Government Relations Officer

This session will focus on how to successfully communicate with Members of Congress and Staff, including virtual Hill visits.

4:45 PM
LSEN to Catalyze your Advocacy 
Dan Barry,
Director, AAAS Local and State Engagement Network
5:00 PM

Wrap up and Ask OGR Staff Anything 
AAAS Office of Government Relations Staff

Final thoughts about how to use what you’ve learned post-workshop.