New Speakers Announced for AGU Science Policy Conference

           New Speakers Announced for AGU Science Policy Conference

PR Newswire

May 30

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has added several new
speakers to the schedule for its second annual Science Policy Conference,
which will take place in Washington, DC on 24 – 26 June 2013 at the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center. Representing leading scientific research
institutions, federal and state agencies, private industry and NGOs, these
speakers will cover a wide range of topics, from the public and agriculture
impacts of climate change to emerging issues and needs related to onshore and
offshore energy development. They will also discuss the ways science can help
solve these challenges, including informing critical policy decisions.

Confirmed speakers include:

  oKevin Book, Managing Director, Research, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC
  oAndrew Castaldi, Senior Vice President and Head of Catastrophe Perils,
    Americas, Swiss Re
  oBenjamin Collier, Director of Research, Global Centre on Disaster Risk and
    Poverty, University of Kentucky
  oVance Ehmke, Farmer and Business Owner, Kansas
  oAlex Flint, Senior Vice President, Nuclear Energy Institute
  oSue Minter, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Transportation
  oFred Tyson, Scientific Program Director, National Institute of
    Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
  oPeter Warwick, Project Chief, Carbon Sequestration Project, U.S.
    Geological Survey
  oHerbert Wheary, Senior Policy Consultant, Dominion Resources
  oJonathan White, Oceanography and Navigator, Director of Space and Maritime
    Domain Awareness, U.S. Navy
  oLawrence Zanetti, Physicist, Principal Professional Staff, John Hopkins
    University Applied Physics Lab

Conference attendees will hear presentations from these speakers, and many
more, during sessions that will cover topics such as Policies for Risk
Reduction, Potential for Carbon Capture and Storage, and The Changing Ocean
and Impacts on Human Health. They will also have the opportunity to engage
with researchers during the conference's numerous poster presentations, and to
hear a presentation by James Balog, founder of the Extreme Ice Survey and
subject of the film "Chasing Ice," and Richard Harris, science correspondent
for National Public Radio, about how our changing climate is already impacting
the world and what we can expect in the future.

To see a full list of speakers and sessions, please visit the Science Policy
Conference website. Members of the news media including print, broadcast and
online journalists, as well as public information officers, may register
online in advance, or onsite at the conference. Registrants will receive, at
no charge, a badge that provides access to all of the scientific sessions of
the meeting, as well as to the onsite press room.

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is a not-for-profit, professional,
scientific organization with more than 62,000 members representing over 144
countries. AGU advances the Earth and space sciences through its scholarly
publications, conferences, and outreach programs.www.agu.org

AGU Contact:
Peter Weiss
+1 (202) 777-7507
pweiss@agu.org

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SOURCE American Geophysical Union

Website: http://www.agu.org