AGI Government Affairs Advisory Committee
Meeting Agenda and Background Information

September 26-27, 1999
American Geological Institute Headquarters
Alexandria, Virginia

Sunday, September 26th

8:30 am Continental breakfast

9:00 am Introductions and Preliminary Business

9:15 am Update on Recent GAP Activities 10:00 am Update on AGI Geoscience Data Preservation Efforts

10:15 am Update on Earth Science Week and AGI Outreach Plans

10:30 am Reports from Member Societies

11:45 am USGS Reorganization

12:00 noon Lunch at AGI

1:00 pm Responding to the Kansas Challenge -- Evolution and Public Policy

2:00 pm Congressional Natural Hazards Caucus Developments 2:30 pm AGI Climate Change Statement -- What Next? 3:45 pm IUGS Proposal for Improving International Public Policy Awareness

4:15 pm Presentation by AGI Congressional Science Fellow

4:45 pm Review Agenda and Focus of Monday's Agency Visits

5:15 pm Action Items/Plans for Next Meeting on April 2, 2000

5:30 pm Adjourn

6:00 pm Dinner in Old Town Alexandria (Restaurant TBD)

Monday, September 27th

9:00 am Dr. Mark Anderson, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

10:00 am  Dr. Mark Schaefer, Dep. Asst. Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science

1:00 pm Dr. Chip Groat, US Geological Survey Director

4:00 pm George Brown Memorial Symposium at AAAS

(other meetings still tentative)

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Posted September 20, 1999

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