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The Dupont Summit

The 11th Annual Dupont Summit on
Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
Friday, December 7, 2018
The Historic Whittemore House, Washington DC
Call for Proposals Now Open
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.
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, Climate Change 
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics and Stem Cells
  • Water and Natural Resources
  • Science Research and Education
  • Technology and Innovation, Space
  • Ethical, Legal & Social Implications 
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 call for proposals is now open for the 2018 general summit. 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 October 15th, 2018. Proposals submitted by the early deadline will be given priority. 
As part of the Dupont Summit, the Promising New Scholarship and Complexity Conference for graduate students, post-docs, and budding scholars allows scholars to practice presenting their research, methodological strategies, and/or ideas on how to build scholarship in the area of policy and complexity. Presentations will be followed by a group discussion of the presentations. There will also be an opportunity for publication in the conference proceedings. Organized by 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. .
Conference fee*:
The Policy Studies Organization and Westphalia Press want the conferences open to as many as possible and have non-financial co-sponsors, so a simple request will forgive the registration fee. We do need people to register however (link at the top of the page), because we need the number coming for catering, seating, printing, etc. When you register simply indicate that you wish to have the registration waived and it will be our pleasure.
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 Development and Programs Associate, Gabriella Fernandes, at
Additional Information:

Watch material from previous events: 20112012, or videos from the 2012, 20132014, 2015 and 2016 InfraGard sessions.