Promoting the Geosciences to Decision-Makers and the Public
The mission of the Associates program of the American Geological Institute
serves the wider geoscience community by fostering improved communication
between academia, private industry, and government. The goals
of the program are to increase the effective public presence of the
geosciences, help ensure a sufficient stream of well-trained geoscientists
are available to support societal needs, and provide a forum for the
dissemination of ideas between the various geoscience sectors.
A key event of the Associates Program is the AGI Geoscience Associates
Conference. This meeting brings together leaders from industry,
academia, and government for focused presentations, reviews, and discussions
concerning the major issues facing the geoscience community.
The host of this year’s Conference is the U.S. Geological Survey and
the theme is Promoting the Geosciences to Decision Makers and the Public.
The Conference will consist of three parts:
1. Sessions for presentation by distinguished leaders in the geosciences
concerning case studies and issues of effectively promoting the geosciences;
2. A tour of the U.S. Geological Survey National Center, providing an
opportunity for members from around the geoscience community to learn about
and experience the activities of the Nation's preeminent geoscience agency;
3. Working groups will be formed to discuss in detail specific issues
and develop action plans for addressing these problems and implementing