In Case You Couldn’t Make It To New Zealand

This past Thursday and Friday several senior science policy advisers and scholars in the field were in Auckland, New Zealand for what may well have been the first conference of its kind on science policy.  Between the time zone differences (your temporal displacement may vary) and the limitations of following a conference via Twitter it’s difficult to get a full sense of what was covered during the event.

Thankfully the organizers have been populating the conference website with papers and slides.  There’s also the blog, which can help you organize resources chronologically.  Not knowing a reader’s specific interests, I recommend starting with the blog to find those presentations and sessions that hit those interests.  I’d encourage everyone to review materials and presentations by European Chief Science Adviser Anne Glover, and Dr. Heather Douglas, a philosopher from the University of Waterloo.

Should a subsequent meeting or other non-paper outcome emerge from this activity, I’ll pass it along here.