Science and technology experts analyze President's budget and critical policy issues

04/02/04

AAAS Meeting convenes in Washington, DC

Washington, D.C., 2 April 2004 – AAAS, the science society, will release a comprehensive five-year budget forecast at the 29th Annual Science and Technology Policy Forum in Washington D.C., 22 - 23 April.

Renowned policy experts from government, industry, academia, and scientific organizations will present the most comprehensive analysis available on the President's research and development budget for 2004. They will evaluate issues in science and technology policy: the promise of nano-, bio- and information technology; social and ethical implications of enhancing humans capabilities; vulnerabilities of new voting technologies; the evolution of the university structure and challenges for university R&D; homeland security; and intellectual property.

Speakers include:

    John H. Marburger III, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (22 April, 9:15 a.m., Keynote Address)

    Lou Dobbs Anchor and Managing Editor, CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" (22 April, Noon)

    Harold Varmus President, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (22 April, 5:45 p.m., The William D. Carey Lecture, open to the public)

    Kerri-Ann Jones Director, International Programs Division, National Science Foundation (23 April, 7:45 a.m.)

    John D. Graham Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, White House Office of Management and Budget (23 April, Noon)

    John J. McGowan Director, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (23 April, 1:45 p.m.)

A detailed program is available at: http://www.aaas.org/spp/rd/forumpub04.htm.

    WHAT: 29th Annual AAAS Science and Technology Policy Forum

    WHEN: 22-23 April 2004

    WHERE: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.

    REGISTRATION: Press packets will be available at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, 22 April. Registration fees are waived for reporters. RSVP: Monica Amarelo at 202-326-6431, mamarelo@aaas.org or Carol Hoy at 202-326-6434, choy@aaas.org.

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