Tapping the Wisdom of Crowds (10/14 @George Mason Univ)

Join us on Thursday, 10/14, at George Mason University. This is a special presentation of GMU, Discover Magazine, ScienceForCitizens.net, and the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

For everything from advancing scientific research to improving public policy, experts are drawing upon the collective insights of ordinary citizens like never before. Can tapping the wisdom of crowds provide better solutions to today’s greatest questions and challenges? ScienceforCitizens.net and George Mason University, in partnership with Discover Magazine, will examine the potential and the peril of turning everyone into an expert.

Moderator: Darlene Cavalier, Contributor, Discover Magazine; Founder, ScienceCheerleader.com; CoFounder, ScienceForCitizens.net

Opening Remarks: Vikas Chandhoke, Dean, College of Science, George Mason University

Panelists: Kirk Borne, Associate Professor, Astrophysics and Computational Science, GMU (P.I., Galaxy Zoo)
David Rejeski, Director, Science and Technology Innovation, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars
Dwayne Spradlin, President and CEO , Innocentive
Robynn Sturm, Advisor to Deputy Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

GMU, Research 1, Room 163, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
7pm-8:30 pm.

This event is a preamble to the USA Science and Engineering Festival.