EVENT: New Visions for Citizen Science

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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.

Wednesday, November 20 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
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

AGENDA

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
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

KEYNOTE
Bob Perciasepe
Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

NEW VISIONS IN CITIZEN SCIENCE

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

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

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

This event is free and open to the public. Please allow time on arrival at the building for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required.

Individuals attending Woodrow Wilson Center events may be audiotaped, videotaped, or photographed during the course of a meeting, and by attending grant permission for their likenesses and the content of their comments, if any, to be broadcast, webcast, published, or otherwise reported or recorded.

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