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Science & Society Symposium: Harnessing Science for Safer Communities
May 23, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society on May 23, 2018 for the inaugural Science and Society Symposium at the Cathedral Conference Center in Los Angeles. The Science and Society Symposium will bring together a cross-section of leaders who want to apply and communicate science to improving resilience amongst communities.
Led by Dr. Lucy Jones, this symposium will feature plenary discussions and multiple tracks. Featured speakers include Dr. Lucy Jones, Dr. Marcia McNutt (President, National Academy of Science), and other national experts.
The concurrent breakout sessions include:
“The Science of Risk Management”
This session will present the way risk can be managed once a business or property owner understands what’s at stake and what the hazards are. In this session, attendees will learn what goes into determining risk for a business or property owner, how risks can be reduced, and what source of information can inform decisions about risk.
Session Sponsor: Bolton & Company
“Science on Your Side: Safer Cities through Science”
This session will focus on how to get and use science to make your community safer in the face of natural hazards. You may not be able to interpret the information you need to make decisions for your community, so this session will delve into how to find the sources of information that you can use to make or influence policy on the risks communities face.
Session Sponsor: Kinetmetrics
“Talking to Those Who Need Your Expertise”
This session will focus on how scientists can communicate with non-scientists to get their work used. Those that attend will understand that the way scientists and technical experts learn to communicate among each other doesn’t work in the public sphere. Attendees will learn about why the challenge is severe for scientists and what can be done in the near term. This session features insights from Dr. Lucy Jones and a roundtable discussion to follow.