CSSP will present its Virtual Spring Leadership Workshop on May 1-4. Preview our updated agenda, including modified times below.

2021 Spring Leadership Workshop

Theme: Trusting science for a changing planet

All sessions will be presented online. Agenda is subject to change.


All times are U.S. Eastern.
1:00-1:05 pm Registration - Open House Networking
1:05-1:20 pm CSSP Meeting Opening and Welcome
1:20-2:20 pm Keynote: Climate Change from Space
GAVIN SCHMIDT - NASA, Senior Climate Adviser
2:20-2:50 pm Breakout rooms
2:50-3:00 pm Break (screen down time)
3:00-4:00 pm Session One: Responsible Innovation for a Healthy Planet
CRISTINA NEGRI - Division Director, Argonne National Laboratory
LINDA BIRNBAUM - Scientist Emeritus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Moderated by MICHAEL A. GRUSAK - Crop Science Society of America; CSSP Chair-Elect
4:15-5:00 pm Opening Reception (Virtual Happy Hour)

SUNDAY, 2 May 2021 (VIRTUAL)

All times are U.S. Eastern.
11:00 am-12:00 pm Session Two (A): Frontiers of Science
Tackling the expanse of fashion waste
JULIE WILLOUGHBY - Chief Science Officer, Circ

Moderated by JENNIFER TANK - Society for Freshwater Science; CSSP Member-at-Large
12:00-12:30 pm Breakout rooms
12:30-1:00 pm Break for food and beverage (screen down time)
1:00-2:00 pm

Session Two (B): Frontiers of Science
Predicting the effects of climate on our planet

KERRY COOK - Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences

Moderated by SHARON MOSHER - American Geosciences Institute; CSSP Board Member

2:00-2:30 pm Breakout rooms
2:30-4:00 pm Session Three: Communicating ground breaking science in a broad manner – both within the scientific community and the broader community at large.
JOE PALCA - NPR Correspondent and SciCommers
TYLER JONES, SciCommers Coordinator, NPR

Moderated by MALCOLM BUTLER - Association for Science Teacher Education; CSSP Past-Chair
4:00-5:00 pm Breakout rooms for collaboration How can your society, as part of a scientific readiness team, help with solutions to climate issues?
5:00-5:15 pm CSSP Support of Science Award
Presented to: CRAIG N. MCLEAN, Assistant Administrator, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA
5:15-6:00 pm Social sessions in breakout rooms (informal)

MONDAY, 3 May 2021 (VIRTUAL)

All times are U.S. Eastern.
11:00 am-12:15 pm Session Four: Effects of the climate on the planet. How to lead toward resiliency.
CRAIG MCLEAN - NOAA, Acting Chief Scientist
DEV NIYOGI - John E. "Brick" Elliott Centennial Endowed Professor, Jackson School of Geosciences and Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.

Moderated by JOHN DOWNING - Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography; CSSP Board Member
12:15-12:45 pm Breakout rooms
12:45-1:15 pm Break for food and beverage (screen down time)
1:15-2:30 pm Session Five: Leading a culture of support for scientific innovation and entrepreneurship in research disciplines and institutions.

Stimulating and leading a culture that embraces and supports scientific innovation – the role of a professional society
MARK VREEKE – Co-Founder/Investment Lead Chemical Angels Network/Edwards Scientific
JUDY GIORDAN – Managing Director ecosVC/Co-founder Chemical Angels Network/Candidate ACS PRES-Elect 2022
Redefining Tenure and Promotion systems to support Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
RICH CARTER - Faculty Lead for Innovation Excellence, Oregon State University
KARL MUNDORFF - Executive Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Oregon State UniversityModerated by PHIL WEILERSTEIN - Chief Executive, VentureWell
2:30-3:00 pm Breakout rooms
3:00-4:15 pm Session Six: Trust in ground breaking science. A legal perspective of the intersection of policy and science.
EMILY HAMMOND - Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; The George Washington University Law School

Moderated by PATRICIA SIMMONS - American Association for the Advancement of Science; CSSP Secretary
4:30-5:00 pm Closing Remarks
CINDY PASKA - CSSP Executive Director

TUESDAY, 4 May 2021 (VIRTUAL Breakfast)

All times are U.S. Eastern.
11:00 am-12:15 pm Congressional Meeting: Meet with Senior Staff from Ranking Member Frank Lucas' (R-OK) office and House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology.

Discuss NSF for the Future Act, SALSTA (Securing American Leadership in Science and Technology Act) and other bipartisan legislation in support of science and innovationJENNIFER WICKRE - Deputy Staff Director (Lucas)
CATE JOHNSON - Senior Professional Staff, House Science, Space and Technology Committee Research and Technology Subcommittee.

Participants may wish to review these documents prior to the session:

CSSP thanks its generous sponsors: