CSSP will be presenting its Virtual Spring Leadership Workshop on May 2 – 4, one day less than originally scheduled. Our updated agenda, including modified times and registration details, will be posted shortly.

2020 Spring Leadership Workshop

Theme: 2020 Vision – Presenting Science Clarity

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, 2 May 2020 (Marvel Hall)

9:00 am-12:00 pm CSSP Executive Board Meeting
9:00 am-12:00 pm Leadership Primer for Interested Presidents
Moderated by DEBORAH BRONK, President and CEO; Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
12:00-1:00 pm CSSP Board of Directors Lunch
12:00-1:00 pm Attendee Registration
1:00-1:45 pm CSSP Meeting Opening and Welcome
Committee Process Information-Self-Introductions of Attendees
1:45-6:00 pm Session One: State of the Union for Science and Society (Community)
1:45-2:15 pm CHRIS VOLPE - ScienceCounts, presents "Americans' Views of Science: Separating Fact From Fiction" 
2:15-3:30 pm Society engagement with science –ROSE HENDRICKS  Society Civic Science and ERICA KIMMERLING - LISTEN - Leaders in Science & Technology Engagement Networks
3:30-4:00 pm Break
4:00-5:30 pm Training: ARIS -Advancing Research Impact in Society
“Building individual and organizational capacity and advancing scholarship.”
Professional development support for research and/or scientific communities, communities of practice, and other professional organizations; Cross promotion of organizational events or resources;
Jory Weintraub, Science Communication Director, Duke Initiative for Science and Society, and Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University
5:30-7:30 pm Opening Reception (Othmer Hall)
Award Presentation
Dinner will be on your own following the reception.

SUNDAY, 3 MAY 2020 (Marvel Hall)

8:30-9:30 am CSSP Committee Meetings Round One:
  • Government and Public Affairs
  • Scholarly Publications and Data
  • Science
9:30-10:00 am Break
10:00-12:30 pm Session Two: Society Best Practices-Ethics, Advocacy, Collaboration and Innovation
10:00-11:15 am Barsley Memorial Forum Session-The Ethics of AI
11:15 am-12:30 pm The Unification of Science, Engineering and the Workforce as a Strong Voice for Innovation
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch (Othmer Hall)
1:30-4:15 pm Session Three: Frontiers of Science (Marvel Hall)
1:30-2:30 pm TBD
2:30-3:30 pm TBD
3:30-4:00 pm Break
4:00-5:15 pm CSSP Committee Meetings Round Two:
  • Association Best Practices & Ethics (combined)
  • STEM Education
6:30-9:00 pm Banquet
Location to be finalized

MONDAY, 4 MAY 2020 (Marvel Hall)

8:30 am-11:00 pm Session Four: Science in the Era of "Alternative Facts"
8:30-9:45 am Dispelling doubt around scientific facts
9:45-11:00 am Addressing science concerns to the public: the news cycle and how to deal with it
11:00-11:30 am Break
11:30 am-4:00 pm Session Five: Societies Strategic Framework
11:30 am-12:30 pm Societies’ Strategic Framework
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-2:45 pm Society Presidents and Executive Directors working together
2:45-4:00 pm Congressional Relationships-they don’t always start at the top
An opportunity to hear from Senior Hill staffers and federal science administrators/directors on best ways in which to connect with elected officials.
4:00-5:15 pm Closing Session
  Dinner on Your Own


8:15-10:30 am Congressional Breakfast
Speaker & Sponsor: Confirmation pending.
10:30-11:30 am CSSP Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday afternoon Visits to Capitol Hill
Visits arranged individually by CSSP staff or your university government liaison, as requested in advance.