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New Visions for Citizen Science

November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm5:00pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Africa Program
Environmental Change and Security Program
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The Wilson Center Presents a Roundtable in Open Innovation and Science:

New Visions for Citizen Science

 

Citizen science projects range from classifying galaxies and collecting environmental data to collectively solving the structure of an AIDS-related enzyme through a protein-folding game. The Commons Lab within the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Wilson Center, in collaboration with TechChange and the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program and Africa Program, invite you to join a conversation on open innovation and citizen science: What technologies support public participation in scientific research? How can projects ensure high-quality data collection and analysis, and support meaningful engagement with volunteers? How can federal agencies build partnerships to leverage these new approaches? What are the impacts to science, management, and policy, and how do we measure success?

Opening remarks by Kumar Garg, Assistant Director for Learning and Innovation, Technology and Innovation Division, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Keynote by  Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Wednesday, November 20 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
To attend in person, please register here.

This event will be live streamed during the keynote and panel discussion; registration is not required for online participation. Click here to view live stream.

Follow the event on Twitter @STIPCommonsLab and #CitSci

The Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC
Directions: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/directions

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Location: 
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Senior Adviser to the Deputy Director at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Innovation Director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC-Berkeley, and Founder, Tekla Labs
  • Ecologist, US Geological Survey Executive Director, USA National Phenology Network
  • Director of the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York
  • Citizen Science Research and Development Technical Lead Zooniverse
  • Lea Shanley // Director, Commons Lab
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Event Sessions: 

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
1:00 – 1:30 PM
Lea Shanley
Director, Commons Lab, Wilson Center

Kumar Garg
Assistant Director for Learning and Innovation, Technology and Innovation Division, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

PANEL ON NEW VISIONS IN CITIZEN SCIENCE
1:30 – 2:45 PM

Dr. Jake F. Weltzin
Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, and Executive Director, USA National Phenology Network

Dr. Lina Nilsson
Innovation Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC-Berkeley, and Founder, Tekla Labs

Erin Heaney
Director of the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York

Dr. Stuart Lynn
Astronomer, Adler Planetarium, and Zooniverse

Moderated by Lea Shanley
Director, Commons Lab, Wilson Center

KEYNOTE
2:45 – 3:15 PM
Bob Perciasepe
Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
3:15 – 4:30 PM

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Experts & Staff

  • David Rejeski // Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Interim Director, Commons Lab
  • Todd Kuiken, Ph.D. // Senior Program Associate, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Aaron Lovell // Writer/Editor/Program Manager, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Eleonore Pauwels // Program Associate/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Anne Bowser // Researcher, Data Science and Visualization, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Elizabeth Tyson // New Projects/Technology Scout, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Sharon Weinberger // Global Fellow
  • Piers Millett // Global Fellow
  • Mark Schaefer // Global Fellow

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