Moderating panel discussion at George Washington University (Tapping the wisdom of crowds.)

(Quick note to let you know I’ll be posting video from this event here and on DiscoverMagazine.com sometime next week.)

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? On 10/14, ScienceforCitizens.net and George Mason University, in partnership with Discover Magazine, examined the potential and the peril of turning everyone into an expert.

Moderated by: 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

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