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Lifeboat Foundation at Dupont Summit 2013 - Sci., Tech., and Environmental Policy

Posted: Sat, November 09, 2013 | By: Events



The Dupont Summit 2013 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy: Pressing Issues, Economic Realities will be held Friday, December 6th at the Historic Whittemore House in Washington DC. The purpose of the Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology, and the environment. 

It’s a good idea to pay attention when these kinds of opportunities come your way. Events like this lend weight toward shaping the vast, ever changing, largely mysterious world and universe that we live in. If you can go, then make the effort. If you can write about it or spread the word then please consider it. If you can send somebody along that you may know who lives in the area, then see if you can make it happen. 

The world craves meaningful, forward moving, pioneering work to involve themselves with. Help more of them find more of it. It is the sense of meaning, of supporting things that they can see will truly make a difference in their lives in uplifting ways that spring them out of bed in the morning. Help those who would find a calling in these areas to find it. Contribute to helping humanity allow the priorities of this day and age to rise to the top, rather than so often languishing with things that are more often than not, far more trivial by comparison. 

These presentations are largely one of a kind, intelligent and cutting edge. We want people like these great minds and speakers to keep it up. We can’t afford for places like Disney, things like new brands and shorter sighted do-gooder campaigns and things like that to continue to flourish while many of these forward moving thinkers have to struggle to keep their profoundly life enhancing projects and initiatives going. 

They can, should, and you need them to catch hold of the resources and attention that they need for the sake of not just us, but, potentially, the ultimate legacy of the universe. Will we all stay trapped here on this planet, generally as we are, maybe die off along with our civilizations, aptitudes and histories, or won’t we? That is the weight stacked on top of every decision that each of us faces each day. Pay attention to the right things while you have a chance. Unfortunately, time is not yet a luxury. 

The following people from Lifeboat Foundation will be presenting: 

Dustin Ashley will be speaking about “Increase interest of emerging technologies within students and improvement within STEM education”. 

Kevin Berry and Anmol Singh will be speaking about “Lifeboat Foundation’s Response to NASA’s Asteroid Initiative Public Engagement Request”. 

Paula Gordon will be speaking about “March 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan: Some Implications for the Safety of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants in Seismically Active Areas”.

Keith Henson will be speaking about “‘Design to cost’ analysis of Space Based Solar Power”. 

Joseph N. Pelton will be speaking about “The Leadership Challenge of Cosmic Hazards and Planetary Defense in Modern Technological World”. 

Manuel Perez will be speaking about “Changes in Citizenship due to Technological Advances in Western Civilization”. 

Amalie Sinclair will be speaking about “US Space Policy for Treaty”. 

John K. Strickland will be speaking about “Development of routine and inexpensive access to space and space based solar power”. 

Willard Wells will be speaking about the “Survivability of Humankind”.

From the International Association of Decision Makers:

Dupont Summit 2013 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy: Pressing Issues, Economic Realities

Friday, December 6th

Historic Whittemore House, Dupont Circle

1526 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington DC

To register to attend the conference, please complete the registration form here.

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation about current policy concerns.

from ipsonet.com
from ipsonet.com

Presented every year on the first Friday of December, the conference brings together academics, government, business and social leaders from a variety of backgrounds, for discussion about issues that include but are not limited to health, energy, national security, information and telecommunications, environment and climate change, biotechnology, genetics and stem cells, water and natural resources, science research and education, technology and innovation, space, and ethical, legal and social implications of science and technology. Other topics will be welcome.

We are looking for proposals from all views and persuasions across the political and social spectrum, and they may be in the form of panel discussions, round tables, individual talks, poster sessions, book presentations. Others are warmly welcome. There is not a specific format required for a proposal, but a one-page summary/abstract of your topic and speaker/panelists (if applicable) is requested.

For questions or to send a proposal, please contact PSO Executive Director, Daniel Gutierrez, at dgutierrezs@ipsonet.org, or call 202-349-9282. Our submission deadline will be extended to November 10th, but priority will be given to those proposals received before September 30th.

There is a conference registration fee of $250. Arrangements can be made for the waiving of this fee. Contact us for details.

So if you would, please look at the big picture of life and consider going, sending somebody or helping bring more awareness to another great, key summit on these future altering topics. If you want it, with your endorsement via lending a hand, humanity’s best decisions can continue to be sought and implemented for a brighter, faster future. 



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