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Future of Science in America Summit

As we emerge from a hotly contested election and continue to experience an upswing of the pandemic across America, we are proud to host “The Future of Science in America Summit,” which will dive into the high stakes ahead for science as we enter 2021.

Through rotating paired conversations with five experts from academia, industry, advocacy, and government, this event will explore (re)building public trust in science, the latest science and policy developments on the COVID vaccine front, and which aspects of science should be prioritized in the next four years.

Saad Amer
Founder, Plus1Vote, a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting out the vote on issues such as climate change and equality

France Córdova, Ph.D.
Astrophysicist, past Director of the National Science Foundation, past President of Purdue University

Joseph DeRisi, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco and Co-President, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Seema Kumar
Global Head, Office of Innovation, Public Health, and Scientific Engagement, Johnson & Johnson

Michelle McMurry-Heath, M.D., Ph.D.
President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

This summit is co-hosted by the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program, the science outlet LeapsMag, and the social impact company GOOD, with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Rita Allen Foundation.

The event continues dialogue begun in our recently published digital magazine, The Future of Science in America: The Election Issue.

Event information
Thu Nov 12, 2020
12:00pm - 1:10pm EDT