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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
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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.

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  • Bob Perciasepe

    Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Kumar Garg

    Senior Adviser to the Deputy Director at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Lina Nilsson

    Innovation Director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC-Berkeley, and Founder, Tekla Labs
  • Jake Weltzin

    Ecologist, US Geological Survey Executive Director, USA National Phenology Network
  • Erin Heaney

    Director of the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York
  • Stuart Lynn

    Citizen Science Research and Development Technical Lead Zooniverse
  • Lea Shanley

    Former Senior Program Associate
    Co-Executive Director of the NSF South Big Data Innovation Hub