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American Geological Institute
Leadership Forum

“Public-Private Partnerships in the Geosciences”

Monday, September 8, 2008
American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Conference Synposis

Agenda

Click on the links below to view selected presentations.

Monday, September 8th

8:30

Welcome and Introduction

Fred Spilhaus and Pat Leahy

8:40


Forum Challenges and Objectives
Presentation (1.1 MB)

Peter McCabe

I. How can the public and private sectors collaborate more effectively to advance research, education and technology goals?

9:00

Judy Totman Parrish, Professor, University of Idaho

 

9:15


Colin North, Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen

Presentation (3.3 MB)

 

9:30

Russ Slayback, Senior Consultant, Leggette, Brashears and Graham Inc.

 

9:45


Rich Lane, Program Director, National Science Foundation

Presentation (4.2 MB)

 

10:00

Panel Discussion

 

10:45

Break

 

II. How can the public and private sectors work together more effectively to communicate their shared needs to decision-makers?

11:00



Scott Tinker, State Geologist of Texas and Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin

Presentation (2.1 MB)

 

11:15


Stu Nishenko, Senior Seismologist, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Presentation (2.1 MB)

 

11:30



Peter Scholle, State Geologist of New Mexico and Director of the Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Tech

Presentation (2.5 MB)

 

11:45



Steve Wells, President, Desert Research Institute of the Nevada System of Higher Education
Presentation (2.5 MB)

 

12:00

Panel Discussion

 

12:45

Lunch

 

III. How can the public and private sectors collaborate more effectively to attract and train a cutting edge workforce for the challenges of the 21st century?

1:30



Chris Keane, Director of Technology and Communications, American Geological Institute

Presentation (8.5 MB)

 

1:45


Bill Valdez, Director, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, Department of Energy


 

2:00


Pete Carragher, Vice President Geoscience & Exploration, BP


 

2:15


Mike Loudin, Global Recruiting Manager, ExxonMobil

 

2:30

Panel Discussion

 

3:15

Break

 

3:30

Wrap-Up and Action Items

 

4:30

Summary and Wrap-up

 

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