In addition to the AGU Science Policy Conference, you can participate in science policy events at AGU Fall Meeting, 9-13 December in San Francisco.

Attend one of many Public Affairs scientific sessions.

Communicating With Congress Workshop. 8 December 2013, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, San Francisco Marriott Marquis Salons 1-3. Ticket Required. Sound policy is informed by sound science. As a scientist, you can be a valuable and trusted resource to your legislators on important Earth and space science issues. Join the conversation and learn how to effectively communicate your science to local and national policymakers. This event will give you the tools to communicate with Congress – even those with experience can pick up some important pointers at this event. Snacks will be served, but space is limited.

One-on-One Availability With an Attorney. 9 December 2013, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Moscone South Mezzanine Room 264. Free to Registrants. In recent years, an increasing number of scientists have found themselves involved in legal discussions about their work, their correspondence, and their public statements. To better prepare the scientific community for these challenges, AGU and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund have provided an opportunity for you to have a private meeting with an attorney who works on science litigation. These brief consultations are meant for you to have a chance to ask any legal questions regarding your scientific work that you may have.

Email 

lawyer@climatesciencedefensefund.org to set your appointment.

This event is part of an ongoing Legal Education for Scientists program, which AGU and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund have put together to help educate the scientific community on legal issues. The goal is to both give a primer on the legal issues facing scientists and update them on legal situations currently making their way through the courts.

Congressional Science and Mass Media Fellowships Luncheon. 11 December 2013, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Moscone North Rooms 130-131. Free to Registrants. Spend the summer as a journalist or a year on Capitol Hill! AGU gives you the opportunity to do either as a Mass Media fellow or Congressional Science fellow. Learn more about AGU’s fellowship programs – and how to apply – at this complimentary luncheon. Congressional fellows will discuss their experiences and how they helped influence national science, energy, and environmental policy. Mass Media fellows will share stories about reporting for major television, newspaper, and radio news outlets. Lunch will be served. Space is limited. No advance registration required.

Facing Legal Attack: Scientists Tell Their Stories. 12 December 2013, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Moscone North Rooms 130-131. Free to Registrants. Join us for a brown-bag lunch with a panel of scientists who have experienced legal repercussions for their scientific work. Andy Dessler, Katherine Hayhoe, Michael Mann, Naomi Oreskes, Ben Santer, and Kevin Trenberth will all share their stories regarding legal issues and answer your questions. An attorney from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) will moderate the discussion and offer insight from a legal perspective.

This event is part of an ongoing Legal Education for Scientists program, which AGU and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund have put together to help educate the scientific community on legal issues. The goal is to both give a primer on the legal issues facing scientists and update them on legal situations currently making their way through the courts.

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