Annual General Meeting and International Conference

Annual General Meeting and International Conference

Annual General Meeting and International Conference

09:00 – 09:05

Conference Opening and Welcoming Remarks

Public Session

Location to be added.

09:05 – 10:05

Opening Panel

Public Session

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Marcia McNutt (President, National Academy of Sciences, United States)
  • Vint Cerf (VP, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google; Honorary Fellow and Inaugural Patron of the ISC)

Additional panelists to be listed as they are confirmed.

Location to be added.

10:05 – 10:20

Break

10:20 – 11:20

Plenary Panel I -Bridging the Gap and Paving the Way for Future Leaders

Public Session 

This panel will focus on how different programs and initiatives are structured to promote new scientists at various national and international venues and the benefits and challenges associated with such initiatives.

Moderator:

  • Meghana Gadgil (Associate Professor, University of California San Francisco; New Voices Member)

Speakers:

Location to be added.

11:20 – 11:35

Break

11:35 – 12:35

Plenary Panel II – In a Challenging World, No One Should be Left Behind 

Public Session 

This panel will focus on how science should benefit everyone in society and new approaches that integrate vulnerable populations and marginalized communities to understand how complex challenges impact our society holistically and how to develop effective policies to lower this impact. 

Moderator:

  • Hiba Baroud (Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University; GYA Member)

Speakers:

  • Sudip Parikh (Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher, Science Journals, AAAS)
  • Asmeret Asefaw Berhe  (Director of the Office of Science, US Department of Energy; New Voices member)
  • Martin Chalfie (Professor, Columbia University, USA; Nobel Laureate)
  • Nishal Mohan (Founder of mohuman, USA)

Location to be added.

12:35 – 14:45

Lunch

14:45 – 16:15

parallel sessions

parallel sessions

14:45 – 16:15

Lightning Talks

Public Session 

Lightning Talks showcase the multiplicity of research being done by early- to mid-career researchers, making space for individuals to communicate to each other about their research and work. There will be 2-3 parallel sessions of Lightning Talks. 

GYA & NVs members can submit an absract by 28 February here: AGM & Conference 2024 – Lightning Talks – Global Young Academy

Location to be added.

19:30 – 22:30

Gala Dinner

GYA members, New Voices members, and invited guests only

Location to be added.

10:15 – 11:15

Keynote

Frances Colon (Senior Director, International Climate Policy at American Progress)

11:15 – 11:30

Break

11:30 – 12:30

Plenary Panel III – Science Innovation, Transformation, or Both

Public Session – This session will discuss the basic difference between science innovation and transformation and the intricate process needed, through multi-stakeholder partnerships (such as university-industry collaborations and public-private partnerships), to establish innovative and transformative science and how to deal with challenges that hinder such progress.

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Derya Baran (Professor, KAUST, Saudia Arabia; GYA Member)
  • Bindu Nair (Director, Basic Research Office, OUSD R&E, Department of Defense, United States)
  • Timothy Jones (Founder and Managing Principal, TBJ Investments)
  • Mohamed Abdel-Kader (Chief Innovation Officer, USAID)

Additional panelists to be listed as they are confirmed.

Location to be added.

12:30 – 14:30

Lunch

Location to be added.

14:30 – 16:30

US Partnership Expo

An expo-style networking event bringing science policy program staff from the U.S. National Academies and other science-related stakeholders from across the United States.

Location to be added.

16:30 – 17:30

Reception

All expo attendees and presenters are invited to join an open reception with refreshments.

Location to be added.