Media Advisory: 2013 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop


 

What:            

The 2013 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop will obtain input outside the U.S. Government on the future directions of the NNI. The recommendations of this one-and-a-half day workshop will inform the development of the 2013 NNI Strategic Plan.

When:

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 and Wednesday, June 12th, 2013. Sessions begin at 8:30 am on Tuesday and at 8:45am on Wednesday.

Where:

USDA Patriot Plaza Conference Center, First floor auditorium, 355 E Street, SW, Washington, DC

Who:

Interested members of the general public and NNI stakeholders, including representatives from academia, industry, and NGOs as well as Federal, state, and local governments.

Why:

To obtain input from stakeholders – both those new to nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and those already familiar with these fields and with the NNI – regarding the NNI Strategic Plan.

How:  

Participants will be invited to suggest additions to and provide feedback on wording and emphasis areas in the NNI goals, the objectives that support these goals, and the Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives. Comments will also be solicited on the relationship between these topics and the revised NNI Program Component Areas, which will be presented at the event. A dedicated discussion and public comment session is scheduled at 4:45 pm on Tuesday, June 11th.

Breakout sessions will explore technical challenges that the NNI should be addressing in the future; approaches to accelerating technology transfer and commercialization of NNI-funded innovations; environmental, health, and safety considerations; infrastructure needs; and ethical, legal, and societal implications.

Registration: 

This workshop is free and open to the public with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. (UPDATE: Registration was capped at 120 people based on space limitations and is now closed.) The main sessions will be webcast live, as well as archived for future viewing.  Webcast registration and the agenda are available on Nano.gov’s 2013 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop page.