Inside Innovation 2008

I’m back from Minneapolis where I had the pleasure of being a presenter at Innovation 2008, the brainchild of Science Debate 2008 and the University of Minnesota.

Here’s a post I wrote for Discover Magazine.com

Or, click the links below and watch the webcast at your leisure.  As Science Debate CEO Shawn Otto put it “Whether you’re faculty, student, researcher, blogger, or concerned citizen there’s something you’re going to value in these remarkable and educational sessions.  Get Smart!”

SESSIONS (90 min each)
1. Innovation – Some of America’s leading science policy experts discuss the current challenges and opportunities
2. Education – Evolution versus creationism is just one snippet of the politics of renewing STEM in America
3. Health – A deeply spirited and stimulating discussion of public health, pandemics, and science policy
4. News & Culture – A sizzling hot look at the problems we uncovered in American science policy reporting  (this is where you will find my presentation)
5. Energy – What’s missing from the current energy debate?  A look at sustainability issues.
6. Peter Agre on the human side of science – A Nobel laureate’s inspirational talk on crisis and innovation
7. Ira Flatow on science in America today – An outstanding discussion – coming soon!

Cheers!