The next meeting of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) will take place in Washington, D.C. on May 15th. As is usually the case, the public session will take place at the National Academies main building from 9 a.m.-noon on a Friday (no respect for possible West Coast webcast viewers.).
The draft agenda is not yet available. However, this Federal Register notice suggests the main themes for the meeting.
“PCAST is scheduled to hear from speakers about the Quadrennial Energy Review and about the Precision Medicine Initiative. The Council will discuss and hear remarks about reimagining business roles to address significant societal challenges.”
I’ve posted about the Precision Medicine Initiative and the Quadrennial Energy Review in the past. Both are new programs, though PCAST has called for a Quadrennial Energy Review since at least 2010. I can only guess, and guess badly, at what PCAST has in mind about reimagining business roles, and how that might be connected to the group’s science and technology portfolio.
More information, particularly the panelists for each topic, should be available via the PCAST website as May 15th approaches.