Advancing Leadership in Science & Technology

CSSP Spring Leadership Workshop, 5-8 May 2018

All Saturday and Sunday sessions are in Marvel Halls in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Hach Building, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Monday’s sessions will be held at the Marriott Residence Inn, 199 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005. Times and schedule are tentative pending confirmation of additional speakers.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

CSSP Board of Directors Meeting 9:00 am-12:00 pm
CSSP Board of Directors Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm
Attendee Registration 12:00-1:00 pm
CSSP Meeting Opening by CSSP Board Chair
Welcome by DEBORAH A. BRONK, Chair, CSSP
Self-Introductions of Attendees
1:00-2:00 pm
Session One: State of the Union 2:00-5:30 pm
The Science of Fake News and its Impact on Science 2:00-3:00 pm
Break 3:00-3:30 pm
The State of Science: America’s standing in the world with respect to science and technology. Where we were, where we are now, and where we are headed. The future of science in the current political/policy atmosphere 3:30-4:30 pm
Discussion on Science Appropriations with a Congressman/ Senator 4:30-5:30 pm
Opening Reception
Dinner will be on your own following the reception.
6:00-7:30 pm

Sunday, 6 May 2017

CSSP Committee Meetings
Participants will meet with two different committees for one hour each. 

Government and Public Affairs
Scholarly Publications and Data
Association Best Practices
STEM Education

8:00-10:00 am
Break 10:00-10:30 am
Session Two: Science and the Future of the Workforce 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Panel Presentations: The effects of science, primarily artificial intelligence and automation, on the American workforce. 10:30-11:15 am
Panel Discussion 11:15 am-12:00 pm
Lunch 12:15-1:30 pm
Session Three: Frontiers of Science 1:30-5:00 pm
LIANGBING HU, Assistant Professor Materials Science, Clark School of Engineering, UMD, College Park
Sustainable Materials and Energy Systems
1:30 -2:30 pm
GREGG BECKHAM, Senior Engineer, NREL
Recycling in Nature, Disappearing Plastics, Sustainable Acrylonitrile
2:30-3:30 pm
Break 3:30-4:00 pm
TBD 4:00-5:00 pm
Dinner at Logan Tavern Logan Tavern is located at 1423 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. 6:30-9:00 pm

Monday, 7 May 2018

Session Four: Society Best Practices – Leadership Development 8:30 am-3:00 pm
BILLY WILLIAMS, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, AGU and ERIKA SHUGART, CEO with ASCB
“Sexual Harassment – Ethics Policies, their implications and lessons learned along the way”
8:30-9:30 am
JEFFREY TENENBAUM, Non-Profit Attorney with Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss
“Ask the Association Attorney: Everything you Want to Know about Association Law”
9:30-10:30 am
Break 10:30-11:00 am
JOHN DOWNING, Director of Minnesota Sea Grant, University of Minnesota Duluth and ACS Leadership Development trainer
“Getting and Building Strong Leadership for your organization: Lessons learned from CSSP”
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Lunch and CSSP Business Meeting 12:00-1:30 pm
PETER McPHERSON, President, APLU and AAU Representative (To be confirmed)
Working to foster and strengthen the conversations between Industry and university messaging related to research
1:30-2:30 pm
Break 2:00-2:30 pm
Committee Reports and Call for Action 3:00-5:00 pm
Dinner on Your Own 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Congressional Breakfast
122 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC
8:00-10:30 am
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:30 am
Forum looking at the value proposition between University and Industry Leadership, and how that partnership can be used to better communicate with Congress in support of science (once established, invitations will be extended to Congressional and Senate offices – both Representatives and senior staffers) 9:30-11:00 am
CSSP Board of Directors Meeting
122 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Visits to Capitol Hill
Visits Arranged Individually by CSSP Staff as Requested
Tuesday afternoon