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Project Title: Rising above the Gathering Storm Two Years Later: Accelerating Progress toward a Brighter Economic Future

PIN: CSEP-Q-07-05-A         

Sub Unit:
Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy

Arrison, Tom

Subject/Focus Area:

Convocation on Rising above the Gathering Storm Two Years Later: Accelerating Progress towards a Brighter Economic Future
April 29, 2008 - April 29, 2008
JW Marriott Hotel

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Tom Arrison
Phone: 202.334.3755
Fax: 202.334.1667



National Academies Convocation on Rising above the Gathering Storm Two Years Later:
Accelerating Progress toward a Brighter Economic Future

JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC
April 29, 2008 (Tuesday)

7:30 AM Breakfast

8:00 Welcome from the Organizing Committee

Charles Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering
Tom Luce, CEO, National Math and Science Initiative
Norman Augustine, Convocation Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Lockheed Martin

8:20 Keynote Talk: Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives—INVITED

8:40 Opening Panel: Meeting the Competitiveness Challenge

Bob Schieffer, CBS News (Moderator)
Craig Barrett, Chairman of the Board, Intel
Sally K. Ride, Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego
G. Wayne Clough, President, Georgia Institute of Technology

9:30 Congressional Perspectives

Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senate (Texas)
Honorable Lamar Alexander, U.S. Senate (Tennessee)
Honorable Bart Gordon, U.S. House (Tennessee)
Honorable Frank Wolf, U.S. House (Virginia)
Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson, U.S. House (Texas)—INVITED
Honorable Jeff Bingaman, U.S. Senate (New Mexico)—INVITED

11:00 Federal Cabinet Member Perspectives (15-20 minutes each)

Honorable Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education
Honorable Samuel Bodman, Secretary of Energy
Honorable Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce—INVITED

11:30 Gubernatorial Perspectives

Honorable Mike Beebe, Governor of Arkansas—INVITED
Honorable Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama—INVITED

12:00 PM Lunch

Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Senate (New York)—INVITED
Honorable John McCain, U.S. Senate (Arizona)—INVITED
Honorable Barack Obama, U.S. Senate (Illinois)—INVITED

1:00 PM Overview of Issues (each speaker about 15 minutes)

K-12: Tom Luce, CEO, National Math and Science Initiative
Nancy Grasmick, Superintendent of Schools, State of Maryland—INVITED
Skip Fennell, President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics— INVITED

Research: Arden Bement, Director, National Science Foundation
Steven Chu, Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab—INVITED

Higher Ed: Kristina Johnson, Provost, Johns Hopkins University
C.D. Mote, Jr., President, University of Maryland, College Park—INVITED

Innovation: Deborah Wince-Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness
Gail Cassell, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Eli Lilly

2:30 Breakout Groups

1. American COMPETES: Moderator: Deborah Stine, Specialist in Science and Technology Policy, Congressional Research Service

2. State Strategies: Moderator: James Duderstadt, President Emeritus, University of Michigan

3. Higher Education: Moderator: William B. Bonvillian, Director, MIT Washington Office

4. K-12: Moderator: Tom Luce, CEO, National Math and Science Initiative

5. Research and Innovation Environment: Moderator to be invited

3:30 Breakout Groups Report

4:30 Comments from the Floor

5:00 Adjourn

5:15 (approximately) Buses Depart JW Marriott for Capitol Hill

6:00 PM Reception at the Capitol, Hosted by the National Math and Science Initiative

Norman Augustine and Tom Luce, Welcome and Introductions

7:00 PM Reception ends