AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC


Jueves, 30 abril 2015 (All day) to Viernes, 1 mayo 2015 (All day)


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

AAAS40th Annual Forum on Science & Technology Policy

Only the AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy puts you face-to-face with key decision makers to discuss the future of science and technology.Register now so you don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to add your voice to the discussion.

During this two-day event, you can:

  • Discover what’s planned for the FY 2016 federal budget in science and technology.
  • Learn which policies are likely to affect researchers and institutions.
  • Meet and connect with people responsible for confronting major issues facing today’s science, engineering, and educational communities.

Who will benefit

You—and anyone with an interest in how public policy could affect the future of science and technology, including: scientists, engineers, researchers, R&D managers, policymakers, association officials, federal-grant recipients, government affairs specialists, public affairs officers, writers, students, and more.


What you get

Your all-access pass includes:

  •  Valuable policy information you can’t get anywhere else
  •  Full admission to every workshop, discussion and speech—plus a ticket to the Carey Lecture Reception & Networking Event on April 30
  •  Opportunities to meet and be heard by influential people in science and technology

As a bonus for registering, you’ll also get the essential AAAS Report XL:Research and Development FY 2016. This comprehensive, annual publication provides a full analysis of all R&D proposals for the FY 2016 federal budget and is a mainstay for tracking and forecasting trends in science and technology policy.


April 30—May 1, 2015



Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Topics include

  • Budgetary and Policy Context for R&D in FY 2016
  • New Initiatives in Biomedical Research
  • Curious Results from Energy Policy:  How do people react to Smart, Solar, Solyndra?
  • Creativity, Invention, and the Innovation Ecosystem
  • Oddball Science: What to Do?


  • France A. Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation
  • Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director, São Paulo Research Foundation
  • Roberta Ness, Vice President for Innovation, The University of Texas School of Public Health
  • William H. Press, Warren J. and Viola M. Raymer Professor in Computer Science and in Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin; and Member, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
  • Christian Ehler, Member, European Parliament

Note: We are continuing to add leading advisors and policymakers to our list of speakers


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at the 2015 Forum, please contact Chris Galione at


History of the Forum

Since 1976, the scientific community has gathered once a year to exchange ideas and discuss the future of science and technology policy. This is the only event where you can hear directly from the President’s science and technology advisors, as well as today’s top leaders in industry and academia. Last year’s forum featured dozens of notable speakers, including:

  • John Podesta, Counselor to the President of the United States
  • Story Landis, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
  • Cherry A. Murray, Dean of Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Brendan P. Kelly, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Honorable Suzanne Bonamici, U.S. House of Representatives (D-OR)
  • Jason Lee, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • John Farrell, United States Arctic Research Commission
  • Cora Marrett, National Science Foundation

Don’t miss your chance to come to the Forum, learn about the future of science and technology policy, and meet the people who will help shape it. Reserve your seat now.

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