Second International Conference On Science Advice To Government Announced

The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), formalized after an August 2014 conference on that subject, announced it will hold another one.  Co-hosted by INGSA and the European Commission, the conference will take place September 29 and 30 of 2016 in Brussels.

More information will be forthcoming, but the 2014 conference may be instructive in what might take place next September.  The speakers came from a number of countries around the world, and included several top-level government science advisers.  While the new location will likely influence the speakers at the next conference, I’m confidant that the interests of countries around the world will be represented.

In related INGSA news, Sir Peter Gluckman, science adviser to the New Zealand Prime Minister, and James Wilsdon, Professor of Science and Democracy at SPRU, are working on a collected edition of science advice articles for Palgrave Communications.  The articles will be open access, peer-reviewed, and available around April.


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