Government Affairs Program

AGI Government Affairs Advisory Committee
Draft Meeting Agenda and Background Information

Saturday, November 23, 2002
American Geological Institute Headquarters
4220 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia

8:30 am Continental Breakfast available

9:00 am Introductions and Preliminary Business (Background: advisory committee roster)

I. Current AGI Government Affairs Program Activities

9:15 am Update from Government Affairs Program Staff

II. Looking to the 108th Congress

9:30 am Election Impact on Geosciences

10:30 am Break

10:45 am USGS Coalition (Geotimes 10/02 column "The Time Has Come for a USGS Coalition")

11:15 am Congressional Natural Hazards Caucus Update

III. AGI Congressional Science Fellow

11:30 am Presentation by 2002-2003 Fellow Larry Kennedy (draft Geotimes article on new geoscience fellows)

12:00 pm Lunch at AGI

IV. Non-Federal Policy Issues

12:45 pm Education Policy Initiatives

1:15 pm IUGS Working Group on Public Affairs Update

V. Member Society Collaboration and Input

1:30 pm Reports from Member Societies

2:15 pm AGI Strategic Plan Revision (see 1996 AGI plan and 1998 GAP-specific plan)

VI. Wrap Up

3:15 pm Action Items/Plans for Next Meeting

3:30 pm Adjourn


Please send any comments or requests for information to AGI Government Affairs Program at govt@agiweb.org.

Posted November 11, 2002


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