A Guide to Science Policy at the AGU 2020 Fall Meeting

The AGU fall meeting can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many events, sessions, and workshops going on and everything is competing with one another for participants. It can be easy to get lost in the program, so I decided I’d do my best to put together a little itinerary for those interested in science policy. These are sessions, events, workshops, etc. that interest me as a science policy enthusiast. I won’t claim that this list is complete (for the above-mentioned reasons), but I’ve done my best to break it down day by day to make it as easy and helpful as possible. I plan on updating and adding to this as the conference progresses, so make sure to check back regularly!

I urge you all to take advantage of all the great opportunities offered by AGU this year, especially since many events are free or unlimited capacity due to the virtual nature of the conference. If you still need to register, you can do so here!

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me using the contact information below.

December 1, 2020:

14:00-15:00 – Science Policy Opportunities Panel

19:00-20:00 – PL01 – Science in the Public Sphere: A Panel Discussion of the Implications for the Scientific Enterprise in the Aftermath of the 2020 U.S. Election

December 2, 2020

10:00-11:00 – TH009 – Where Do We Go from Here? The 2020 Election

December 3, 2020

9:30-10:30 – Science Policy Starts at Home: Community Science for Policy Solutions (Series: 1/2)

10:30-12:00 – Communicating Your Science: Ask the Experts

December 4, 2020

11:00-12:00 – PL04 – Featured Plenary: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski – At a Crossroads: Reimagining Science and Society

14:00-15:00 – How to Become a Congressional Science Fellow or Mass Media Fellow

16:00-17:00 – Science Policy 101 (Part 1)

19:00-20:00 – TH033 – Navigating a Nonacademic Research Career: Gain Tips and Insights on How to Stand Out from the Crowd

December 8, 2020

7:00-23:59 – SY012 – Science and Society: Science Policy II Posters

22:00-23:00 – Science and Society: Science Policy I

December 9, 2020

7:00-23:59 – SY022 – Science to Action: Leveraging Data and Science for Local and Regional Decision-Making I Posters

7:00-23:59 – SY023 – Science to Action: Transformative Partnerships and Knowledge Coproduction to Advance Decision-Relevant Science III Posters

8:30-9:30 – SY024 – Science to Action: Transformative Partnerships and Knowledge Coproduction to Advance Decision-Relevant Science I

9:00-10:00 – Science Policy Around the World

13:00-14:00 – Science Policy Starts at Home: Engaging at the State and Local Level (Series: 2/2)

19:00-20:00 – SY026 – Science to Action: Transformative Partnerships and Knowledge Coproduction to Advance Decision-Relevant Science II

19:00-20:00 – TH059 – Climate Science in the Courtroom: How Scientists Can Inform Climate Litigation and the Law

December 10, 2020

7:00-23:59 – SY035 – Science to Action: Enabling Science- and Data-Driven Water Management II Posters

8:30-9:30 – SY036 – Science to Action: Enabling Science- and Data-Driven Water Management I

9:00-10:00 – How Congressional Oversight Has Hurt and Helped Science

10:00-11:00 – ED022 – Sharing Their Science: Enabling Scientists in Public Engagement and Virtual Engagement Efforts I

10:30-11:00 – Messaging to Policymakers Workshop (Series 2/3)

13:30-14:30 – Sharing Their Science: Enabling Scientists in Public Engagement and Virtual Engagement Efforts II

December 11, 2020

11:00-12:00 – Virtual Advocacy Workshop

December 14, 2020

10:00-11:00 – Stronger Together: How to Build a Science Policy Community

19:00-20:00 – SY049 – Beyond Statistics: Providing Science-Based Guidance to Support Resilient Investment in an Uncertain Future I

December 15, 2020

9:00-10:00 – Science and the First Amendment

10:00-11:00 – SY050 – Beyond 2020: The Future of Federal Science in an Evolving Era I

14:00-15:00 – International Science Policy and Diplomacy

19:00-20:00 – TH091 – Social Movements Matter: What Scientists Can Learn About Engaging in Policy and Advocacy from Other Disciplines

December 16, 2020

10:00-11:00 – Storytelling for Policymakers Workshop (Series: 3/3)

20:30-21:30 – SY054 – Science-Driven Policies to Address Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector I

December 17, 2020

10:00-16:00 – INV15 – Moving Beyond the Standard: A Transdisciplinary Virtual Event for Early-Career Scientists

By: Brian Redder

Twitter: @BrianRedder

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