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'Science and Technology at the Millennium: Retrospect or Prospect' Focus of AAAS Science and Technology Colloquium, April 11-13 in Washington, DC

(Washington, DC) -- E-commerce, privacy and intellectual property issues associated with information technologies and European versus American public opinion of genetically modified foods and the impact on trade will be addressed by policymakers, scientists, academicians, and industry representatives at the 25th annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy.

AAAS will present its analysis of President Clinton's FY 2001 budget for science and the policy context for research and development in FY 2001. (Click here for a preview report, detailed analyses, tables and supplemental materials.) A roundtable discussion will appraise science and technology during the Clinton Administration and in the years ahead.

Other sessions will highlight emerging issues in technology transfer, medical advances, and the globalization of research and development.

Click here for an agenda.

EVENT: AAAS Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy

DATE: April 11-13, 2000

LOCATION: The Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC
(Metro: Woodley Park - red line)

Speakers for the colloquium will include:

  • Neal Lane, Science Advisor to President Clinton and Director of the Office of Science & Technology Policy [Keynote Address, Tuesday, April 11, 2:15 p.m.]
  • Rita R. Colwell, Director, National Science Foundation [William D. Carey Lecture, Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 p.m.] Please note this lecture is free and open to the public.
  • David J. Farber, Chief Technologist, Federal Communications Commission [Wednesday, April 12, 9:00 a.m.]
  • Bill Joy, Co-founder, Chief Scientist, and Corporate Executive Officer, Sun Microsystems [
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Contact: Vanessa Bullwinkle
vbullwin@aaas.org
202-326-6431
American Association for the Advancement of Science
23-Mar-2000


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