Save the date! April 28. 21st Century Technology Assessment.

You’ve put up with my nonstop cheerleading for more public involvement in science policy matters. Thank you! Come bear witness to the fruits of much labor. One of my partners in crime, Richard Sclove, will release an incredible report on the need for the U.S.A. to reinvent technology assessment to reflect a 21st century way of thinking. During this public event, we will make a very exciting announcement about plans to put the pedal to the metal, put our money where our mouths are, walk the talk…you get it.

Please join us in person or via webcast. I hope you’ll hop on board for this journey. There will be plenty of opportunities to take part in this trailblazing effort.

REINVENTING TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
A 21st Century Model
Around the world the pace, complexity, and social significance of technological changes are increasing. Yet the broad social ramifications are often not considered until after new technologies become widely adapted and entrenched. This makes the need for technology assessment (TA) greater than ever, sparking renewed interest in TA models, practices, and evaluation.

Join us on Wednesday, April 28th, at 3:00 p.m. for a discussion of a new report that explores possible future options for technology assessment and ways to use citizen participation, collaboration, and expert analysis to inform and improve decision-making on issues involving science and technology.

You must register to attend the event.

Please RSVP at
stip@wilsoncenter.org

*** Webcast LIVE at www.wilsoncenter.org/stip ***

No RSVP required to view the webcast.

What: REINVENTING TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT: A 21st Century Model

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 3:00 – 4:30 PM ( reception to follow)

Who:   
Richard Sclove, Ph.D., Founder and Senior Fellow, The Loka Institute

Commenter: Paul Stern, Ph.D., National Research Council

Moderator: David Rejeski, Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program

Where: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 5th Floor Conference Room