Inaugural Asia Pacific Science Policy Studies Research Conference
Call for abstracts extended to 15 October 2011
Call for abstracts and other contributions (papers, chairs and facilitators, contributors to the interactive Innovation Space): Please see www.sps2012.org.nz/abstracts.asp
Science for Policy and Policy for Science Tahua nuku, tahua rangi
Constructing National Wellbeing through Science and Innovation
8-10 February 2012 Victoria University of Wellington, Rutherford House
Wellington, New Zealand
What is the relationship between science and policy decision-making? How do nations make decisions to invest in science and technology – and how are citizens involved?
The aim of this conference is to showcase the latest international thinking in the field of Science Policy Studies and to support emerging SPS scholarship in the Asia Pacific region. If you are concerned about the future of science and technology, and if you have ideas about how science policy systems work best, you should be part of this event.
On-line early bird registration will commence late September 2011.
International Keynote Speakers confirmed are:
Prof Helga Nowotny, President of the European Research Council
Prof Steve Rayner, Oxford University
Prof Brian Wynne, University of Lancaster
Prof Roger Piekle Jr, University of Colorado
Prof Ian Chubb, AC, Chief Scientist, Australia
Prof Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame (by video link)