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Science & Technology Policy
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Status: Inactive
Discipline: Physical
Initial Year: 2000
Cycle: 24 Months
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Conference Description
The Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy, begun in 2000, is held every two years and covers topics of interest to the entire research community. This conference seeks to combine the latest in ongoing policy research and analysis with insights into the practice of decision-making from local to national levels of government. Its participants range from graduate students who report on their activities through poster sessions to individuals in high positions in states, academia, industry, and the federal government. Insights derived from discussions between practitioners and researchers at this GRC have the potential to improve the policy process at all levels of government and industry as well as a strengthening of scholarly research in the field.

Subjects covered in the four conferences held between 2000 and 2006 included flaws in the technology of electronic voting machines, problems encountered by the doubling of the National Institutes of Health’s research budget, ethical issues surrounding stem cell research, and approaches to decision-making amidst uncertainties over the causes and extent of global climate change. A particular focus of the 2006 meeting was the policy implications of the convergence of information technology, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and the cognitive sciences. The conference also has been concerned with public understanding of science, optimal policies for technological innovation and economic competitiveness, the regulation of research, and the impact of technological change on society.

This conference explores the ever-changing landscape of scientific and technological issues that affect scientists and engineers in both government and industry. Given its interdiscliplinary focus and importance, members of the larger GRC community should take note of this conference and the opportunities that it offers for participation.

A Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) has also been held in conjunction with this Conference. Click here for more information about the associated GRS. The GRS is not currently active.
 
Meeting History
YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2014 Science & Technology Policy
Systems Approaches to Research and Practice
Aug 10-15 Waterville Valley Resort Jennifer Kuzma
2012 Science & Technology Policy
Science and Technology Policy in Global Context
Aug 5-10 Waterville Valley Resort Susan Cozzens
Jack Stilgoe
2010 Science & Technology Policy Aug 8-13 Waterville Valley Resort Roger A. Pielke
Michele S. Garfinkel
2008 Science & Technology Policy
Governing Emerging Technologies
Aug 17-22 Big Sky Resort David H. Guston
Rachel A. Ankeny
2006 Science & Technology Policy Aug 13-18 Big Sky Resort Fred Grinnell
Skip Stiles
2004 Science & Technology Policy Aug 15-20 Big Sky Resort Jane Maienschein
Susan M. Fitzpatrick
2002 Frontiers of U.S. Science & Technology Policy Jul 28 - Aug 2 Connecticut College Daryl Chubin
John F. Elter
2000 New Frontiers in Science & Technology Policy Aug 20-25 Holderness School Wil Lepkowski
Martin Apple
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