Now available on-demand, AGU Science Policy Conference Keynote Address delivered by Secretary Sally Jewell, U.S. Department of the Interior, and both plenary sessions from the 2014 conference. Learn more about the Virtual Program.

“Policy Perspectives: The Future of Science in the U.S. Congress”

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Moderator

Erica Martinson, Energy and Environment Reporter, POLITICO

Panelists

Representative Donna Edwards (D-Md. 4th District)
Representative Jim Moran (D-Va. 8th District)
Representative Scott Peters (D-Ca. 52nd District)

Description

The opening plenary hosted members of Congress and provided insight on their experiences in championing issues relating to science policy and their thoughts on the future of science in the halls of Congress.

Keynote Address

Read more about the Keynote Address titled “Keynote Summary: Interior Secretary Highlights Key Trends, Including Climate Change and Fiscal Constraint” in the June 24 issue of Eos.
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Secretary Sally Jewell, U.S. Department of the Interior

“The Business of Science: Is Public Investment Driving Private Innovation?”

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Moderator

Amy Harder, Energy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Panelists

Kate Gordon, Executive Director, Risky Business
Tom Kimbis, Vice President, External Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association
Peter Marquez, Vice President, Global Engagement, Planetary Resources, Inc.

Description

This plenary explored how private industry is working at the cutting edge of science to tackle some of the most pressing issues we face, as well as their interconnectedness with the public institutions that often lay the groundwork for their success.