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September 15-17, 2011

(Pre-conference events on September 14.)

This year's theme is Building Capacity for Scientific Innovation and Outcomes. Be the first to know about conference news by filling out the form to the right, and we'll send you e-mail updates.

Photo of woman carrying a basket on her head, photo supplied by the United Nations.

Science and innovation are aimed at change—new knowledge, new techniques, and fresh approaches to addressing the major challenges facing humanity. The 2009 Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation policy will focus on ways that science and innovation policies can shape the future by setting goals such as safety, economic security, improved health, and environmental quality and by designing programs to reach these goals.

Themes of the conference will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The effects of globalization on science and innovation
  • Achieving common national and global goals through science and innovation
  • Changing dynamics among science and innovation organizations, including private firms, universities, and public laboratories
  • Improving the science and innovation workforce
  • Regional and international policy actors, agencies, and funding programs
  • Methods and data—measuring science and innovation dynamics