School of Public Policy to Welcome International Cohort for 2019 Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy

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Now in its 8th iteration, the Conference will feature plenary talks, panels, and poster sessions on critical issues in science and innovation policy.

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Since its inception in 2006, the Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, which is organized by the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Public Policy, has played a critical role in bringing internationally-renowned policy experts onto Georgia Tech's campus to discuss urgent challenges in science, technology, and innovation.

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Since its inception in 2006, the Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, has brought internationally-renowned policy experts to Georgia Tech to discuss urgent challenges in science, technology, and innovation. It is the premier conference for the discipline.

Organized by the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy, the biennial conference will be held October 14 to 16, 2019 at the Global Learning Center. Policy experts will present research on topics including the scientific workforce, the ethics of science and adoption of innovation, and the impact of revolutionary forms of manufacturing on the future of work. Plenary sessions reflecting different facets of the science and innovation system and an early career poster session will also take place.

Highlights include a plenary talk by former Georgia Tech employee Kamau Bobb, the Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research at Google on the importance of diversity in science, technology, and innovation.

Former School of Public Policy chair, professor emerita, and conference founder Susan Cozzens will moderate a plenary entitled “Fourth Industrial Revolution: Whose Opportunity? Whose Threat?”

“The fourth Industrial Revolution is a new manufacturing approach that some people think will completely revolutionize manufacturing, but a lot of people are worried that it's going to put half the workforce out of work,” Cozzens said.

Other School of Public Policy faculty will also participate in the conference, including School Chair Kaye Husbands Fealing, who will speak about broadening inclusion in science and engineering, and former School Chair and former Regents’ Professor Barry Bozeman, who will participate in a panel about bridging the divide between research and practice in science policy.

International and interdisciplinary scope, the Atlanta Conference attracts more than 200 participants from 30 countries. In addition, student volunteers from units across the Ivan Allen College and across campus will be assisting, representing the School of Economics, the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

This year’s Conference will further entrench the School of Public Policy’s role in international science and innovation policy, and provide invaluable experiences for students who are interested in engaging research at the vanguard of science, technology, and innovation.

“This Conference, which has gathered experts from around the world, and continuously brought in some of the top researchers in science and innovation policy from all of these different countries, is something that is really a centerpiece of the School of Public Policy,” said conference organizer, School of Public Policy professor, and former School chair Diana Hicks. “And I think it speaks to not only the hard work, but also the reputation of the School of Public Policy in this community.” In addition to Cozzens and Hicks, School of Public Policy Associate Professor Julia Melkers has also played an instrumental role in organizing this year's conference.

More information on the conference can be found on its website.

The School of Public Policy, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and School of Economics are units of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Public Policy

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Policy, Social Sciences, and Liberal Arts
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Public Service, Leadership, and Policy
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Susan Cozzens, Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, Barry Bozeman, kaye husbands fealing, diana hicks, School of Public Policy, Kamau Bobb
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