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The Dupont Summit

The 8th Annual Dupont Summit 2015 on Science, 
Technology, and Environmental Policy
Friday, December 4, The Historic Whittemore House, Washington DC
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.
To view a preliminary program of the 2015 Dupont Summit, click HERE.

To register to attend the 2015 Dupont Summitclick HERE.

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 that 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 are welcome. Our goal is to promote multidisciplinary conversation and networking across the social and political spectrum. You may visit our journals through the links below for more information on the topics covered.
The annual call for proposals for this year's Dupont Summit 2015 is currently open. In order to submit a paper for consideration, please send a 1-2 page abstract to PSO Executive Director, Daniel Gutierrez, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 202-349-9282. The early consideration deadline is September 15th, 2015. Proposals submitted by the early deadline will be given priority. 
Additionally, a call for proposals for the Second Annual Journal on Policy and Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference is now open! The Budding Scholars conference for graduate students, post-docs, and budding scholars allows for scholars to practice presenting their research, methodological strategies, and/or ideas on how to build scholarship in the area of policy and complexity in a relaxed setting. Presentations will be made from 4PM until 6PM. After the presentations, we will join for a group dinner to further discuss the presentations. There will also be an opportunity for publication in the conference proceedings. In order to be considered to make a presentation, please send an abstract and/or overview to the Journal on Policy and Complex Systems' Managing Editor, Liz Johnson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (704/293-1482) by November 1st, 2015.
The conference registration fee* is $200 for presenters and $250 for attendees. Checks can be mailed to the PSO at:
Policy Studies Organization
1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. (202) 349-9281; Fax (202) 483-2657
*Arrangements can be made to waive the registration fee on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact Director of Development and Programs, Cheryl Walker, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Watch material from previous events: 20112012, or videos from the 2012, 2013 and 2014 InfraGard sessions.