CSSP Winter Leadership Workshop
1-4 December 2018

All sessions will be held in Marvel Halls in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Hach Building, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Agenda is subject to change.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

CSSP Board of Directors Meeting 9:00 am-12:00 pm
JOHN DOWNING, Director of Minnesota Sea Grant, University of Minnesota Duluth
Leadership Primer for Interested Presidents
9:00 am-12:00 pm
CSSP Board of Directors Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm
Attendee Registration 12:00-1:00 pm
CSSP Meeting Opening by CSSP Board Chair
History 45th Anniversary and Reunion Welcome & Status Update. Self-introductions.
1:00-2:00 pm

Session One: State of the Union

2:00-5:30 pm
SARAH STATON, Senior Coordinator for GIST and Partnerships, U.S. Department of State
Science of Science Communication – How it’s presented to the public for mainstream acceptance
2:00-3:00 pm
ADAM HUFTALEN, Senior Manager, Federal Government Affairs, RELX Inc.
DAVID WEINREICH, Director, Public Affairs Americas, STM
STEPHANIE DIMENT, Director, Publishing Development, Wiley
JOHN DOWNING, Director of Minnesota Sea Grant, University of Minnesota Duluth (Moderator)
Disappearance of public data and Plan S
3:00-4:00 pm
Break 4:00-4:30 pm
KENNETH GIBBS, Director of the Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
“By All, and For All” Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, a Report from NASEM – Its Future
4:30-5:30 pm
RYAN SHAUN BAKER Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
Educational Research Award Recipient
5:30 pm
Opening Reception and Award Presentation45th Anniversary and Reunion Recognition
FRANCE CÓRDOVA Director, National Science Foundation
Science Leadership Award RecipientDinner will be on your own following the reception.
6:00-8:00 pm

Sunday, 2 December 2018

CSSP Committee Meetings – MorningParticipants will meet with two different committees – one in the morning, one in the afternoon.
  • Government and Public Affairs
  • Scholarly Publications and Data
  • Science
8:00-9:00 am
BARBARA SIMONS, Board Chair, Verified Voting, Past President , Association for Computing MachineryElection Security; Threats & Solutions 9:00-10:00 am
Break 10:00-10:30 am

Session Two: Scientists and Politicians – Lost in Translation

10:30 am-12:00 pm
DAVID HELFAND, Chair of the Department of Astronomy, Columbia University
A Survival Guide to the Misinformation AgeALLEN MOORE, Senior Advisor, Stimson Center
RUSH HOLT, CEO American Association for the Advancement of Science
Scientists and Politicians: Speaking the Same Language
10:30 am-12:00 pm
LunchInformal Alumni Conversations – Hear what was learned by those who learned it and understand the importance of sharing their knowledge and experiences. 12:00-1:30 pm

Session Three: Frontiers of Science

1:30-5:00 pm
FARSHAD RAJABIPOUR, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
Cementing the Future with Geopolymers: Opportunities and Challenges
1:30-2:30 pm
PAMELA SILVER, Elliot T and Onie H Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School; Full member, Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering
Designing Biology for Health and Sustainability
2:30-3:30 pm
Break 3:30-4:00 pm
CSSP Committee Meetings – AfternoonParticipants will meet with two different committees – one in the morning, one in the afternoon.
  • Ethics
  • Association Best Practices
  • STEM Education
4:00-5:00 pm
Banquet and Award Presentation (Included with registration)
Logan Tavern, 1423 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005STEVEN PINKER, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Carl Sagan Award Recipient
6:30-9:00 pm

Monday, 3 December 2018


Session Four: Society Best Practices – Leadership Development

8:15 am-2:30 pm
PAUL BERTSCH, CSIRO, Science Director/Deputy Director, Land & Water
Science Leadership Challenges for Societies and Science Research & DevelopmentALBERTO CONTI, Director for New Business and Innovative Solutions for Civil Space, Ball Aerospace
Industry/Government and University Partnerships
8:15-9:30 am
JOEL SACHS, The Sachs Group
We Built It – They Didn’t Come – Now What? A Q&A framework leading to a way to rethink your society’s value proposition
9:30-10:30 am
Break 10:30-11:00 am
PATRICK STOVER, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife
Ensuring Public Trust in Research – A Committee Report from the American Society for Nutrition
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Lunch and CSSP Business Meeting 12:00-1:30 pm
ELLEN BERGFELD, The Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies
WILLIAM CARROLL, Indiana University
Governance & Management – Boards and Exec Directors – rising to better leadership side-by-side. Presidents, Boards, ED’s and CEO’s – speaking the same language? Focused on the same goal post?
1:30-2:30 pm
Break 2:30-3:00 pm
Committee Reports and Call for Action 3:00-5:00 pm
Dinner on Your Own 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Congressional Breakfast Senator Susan CollinsDirksen Senate Office Building, 50 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002 Sponsored by Senator Susan Collins of Maine 8:00-10:30 am 9:00 am
CSSP Board of Directors Meeting 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Visits to Capitol Hill
Visits Arranged Individually by CSSP Staff or Your University Government Liaison, as Requested in advance
Tuesday afternoon