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?

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

 

Speakers bibliographies

VIDEO

 

November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm — 5:00pm

EVENT CO-SPONSORS:
Africa Program
Environmental Change and Security Program