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AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

2023 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture information
2023 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
5:00pm to 6:30pm ET
Reception to follow

AAAS Headquarters
Auditorium, 2nd floor
1200 New York Ave N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
(Entrance on 12th and H Street)

 

The AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture is an important opportunity to explore the environmental and societal challenges facing our planet through the lens of agricultural innovation and its applications in a global context.

2023 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture  

In 2023, we present the 13th Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture, which will be a part of the AAAS 175th anniversary celebration. In light of the AAAS anniversary, the Lecture will reflect on how the history of science and technology has impacted agriculture, and look forward to how innovation can help address the future of food security and environmental challenges. The annual lecture is a collaboration between AAAS, RMF, and the World Food Prize Foundation. This year’s hybrid lecture will feature Dr. Joe Cornelius, Chief Executive Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations (Gates Ag One)

                                                       Reimagining the Arc to Impact

Dr. Cornelius’s remarks will be followed by a Q&A session and a panel discussion with noted leaders Dr. Saharah Moon Chapotin, Executive Director at Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research, Dr. Daniel Robison, President of the C.V. Riley Memorial Foundation, and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, and Dr. Sudip Parikh, Chief Executive Officer at AAAS and Executive Publisher of Science Family of Journals. The discussion will be led by Dr. Valda Vinson, Executive Editor of the Science journals.

A reception will follow for the in-person attendees.

Agenda
4:30 pm Registration Opens
5:00 pm Lecture - Welcome and Introduction
5:10 pm Keynote
5:50 pm Panel Discussion 
6:30 pm Adjourn and In-Person Reception 
 

Please contact the AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues at epicenter@aaas.org with any questions about this year’s lecture.

2023 AAAS-RMF Policy Breakfast and Roundtable

Please join us in person or virtually on
Wednesday, November 16, 2023
8:00 am to 10:00 am ET

Note: To attend both the Lecture and the Roundtable, you need to register twice, once for each event.

To attend in person, please register here: In-Person Roundtable

To attend virtually, please register here: Virtual Roundtable

Dr. Cathie Woteki, RMF Board member, former USDA Under Secretary, and professor at Iowa State University, will moderate the panel discussion. The panelists include Mr. Jason Hafemeister, USDA Deputy Under Secretary, Mr. Alan Tank, Entrepreneur and Agriculture Industry Leader, Dr. Chris Boomsma, CAST President, and Mr. Brandon Honeycutt, Senior Professional Staff at U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Agenda
7:30 am In-Person Registration/Light Breakfast
8:00 am Panel and Roundtable
10:00 am Adjourn

The Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture Series

In 2008, the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation (RMF) endowed the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture at AAAS in honor of Professor Riley’s legacy as a “whole picture” person with a vision for enhancing agriculture through scientific knowledge.

The Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture is a collaboration between AAAS, RMF, and the World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF), an organization whose fundamental goal is to support efforts toward an adequate supply and availability of nutritious food for the burgeoning world population in the 21st century. The annual lecture welcomes distinguished speakers to explore the environmental and societal challenges facing our planet through the lens of agricultural innovation and its applications in a global context. Past lecturers include:

To learn more about Charles Riley, visit the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation or the Charles Valentine Riley Collection in the USDA National Agricultural Library. 

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