THANK YOU to all our participants who made the 2022 Spring Leadership Workshop a success!

All participants will be required to show proof of full vaccination. CSSP will require that masks be worn during the workshop, except when eating and drinking.

2022 Spring Leadership Workshop

Theme: Trust in Science: Role of Artificial Intelligence on Science and Quality of Life

Agenda is subject to change. All times are U.S. Eastern.

Saturday, 30 April 2022 (Marvel Hall)

9:00 am-12:00 pm CSSP Executive Board Meeting
12:00-1:00 pm CSSP Board of Directors Lunch
12:00-1:00 pm Attendee Check-in
1:00-2:00 pm CSSP Meeting Opening and Welcome
CSSP Board Chair, Mike Grusak
Self-Introductions of Attendees
2:00-3:00 pm Keynote – Technology and Science: A Look at the Nations Programs
Artificial intelligence in the digital ecosystem
Pamela Isom
,Director, Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Moderator: Mike Grusak
3:00-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:45 pm Session One: Research Security and Related Policies. Scientific Societies' Role during changing times
Accelerating Public Access to Research Data
Tobin Smith
,Vice President for Science Policy & Global Affairs, Association of American Universities (AAU)
Moderator: David Baltensperger
5:00 -7:00 pm Opening Reception (Othmer Hall)
Dinner will be on your own following the reception.

Sunday, 1 May 2022 (Marvel Hall)

8:30-9:45 am Session Two: Writing and Publishing an Op-Ed
Jill U. Adams,
Washington Post Columnist, Freelance Science Journalist, Board member, National Association of Science Writers, Inc.
9:45-10:00 am Break
10:00 am-12:00 pm Session Three: The International Science Reserve (ISR)
Continuing the Conversation: Mobilizing Scientists from Around the World to Address Complex Global Crises
Jennifer Costley, Senior Advisor, New York Academy of Sciences
Mila Rosenthal, Executive Director, International Science Reserve at the New York Academy of Sciences
12:00-1:15 pm Lunch (Othmer Hall)
1:15-2:15 pm Session Four (A): Frontiers of Science: AI for Science and Security
Angela Sheffield,
National Defense University, on detail from the Office of Proliferation Detection, U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Moderator: Skip Hobbs
2:15-2:30 pm Break
2:30-3:45 pm Session Five: Who's the Boss?: What to Consider When Hiring an Executive Director
Robert M. Skelton, Human Resources, Association Executive & Attorney, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Moderator: Haskell Pitluck
3:45-4:00 pm Break
4:00-5:00 pm Session Four (B) : Frontiers of Science: Liquid Neural Networks
Machine-learning systems that adapt to changing conditions
Ramin Hasani, Principal AI & Machine Learning Scientist, Vanguard, Research Affiliate, CSAIL MIT
Moderator: Joe Ferrara
6:30-9:00 pm Banquet and Award Presentation
Logan Tavern
, 1423 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
CSSP's Citation for Leadership and Achievement will be presented to Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore

Monday, 2 May 2022 (Marvel Hall)

8:30-10:00 am Session Six: Science for the public, by the public
Integrating new voices into science policy discussions through participatory technology assessment (pTA)
Kimberly Quach, Program Coordinator, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes
Christofer Nelson, President & CEO, Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:30 am Session Seven: Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP): Leveraging strategic partnerships across multiple disciplines to advance the frontiers of emerging industries
Erwin Gianchandani
, Assistant Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation (NSF)
Moderator: Sharon Mosher
11:30 am-12:45 pm Session Eight: Applying AI to Drug Discovery
Understanding the patent process
Sharon Crane, Member, Rothwell Figg
Moderator: Lisa Keefe
12:45-2:00 pm Lunch (Othmer Hall)
2:00-3:15 pm Session Nine: [email protected]
Engaging society in scientific research
Pattern recognition through machine learning to avoid bias
Greg Bowman
, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Washington University School of Medicine
Moderator: Mike Grusak
3:15-4:30 pm Session Ten: Trust and engagement with diverse communities: From AI to COVID-19
A Pew Research overview
Cary Funk, Director, Science and Society Research, Pew Research
Moderator: John Downing
4:30 pm Dinner on your own

Tuesday, 3 May 2022 (Location TBD)

8:00-10:30 am Congressional Breakfast
Capitol Hill for breakfast, sponsored by Congressman Don Beyer (VA-D).
Legislative Assistants who support members of the House Committee on Space, Science and Technology, particularly with their policy work related to the AI Caucus will join us to share committee activities and answer questions.

CSSP thanks its generous sponsors: