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Venue: Conrad Washington, DC; 950 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Sunday, 30 October 2022

06:00 PM
Reception / Get-Together

Monday, 31 October 2022

09:00 AM
Registration Opens


10:00 AM
Opening Session

Welcome and key notes by high-level representatives

Proposed participants:
  • U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space & Technology
  • German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director, NSF
  • Otmar D. Wiestler, President, Helmholtz Association
11:00 AM
Session 1 - Basic Science
Chair: to be announced
Key topics:
  • Experiences from the past and guidance for the future
  • Overcoming barriers in international collaboration
Proposed panel participants:
  • Fabiola Gianotti, Director General, CERN
  • Hou Jianguo, President, Chinese Academy of Sciences CAS
  • Robert Shelton, President, Giant Magellan Telescope GMTO
  • Michel Spiro, President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics IUPAP
  • Daniel Zajfman, Chair of the Academic Board - Israel Science Foundation and former President of the Weizmann Institute of Science
12:30 PM
Thematic Lunch Tables

The thematic tables will be hosted by organizations/foundations and are intended to bring together participants for networking and exchange on a specific topic

02:00 PM
Session 2 - Global challenges & threats
Chair: Francesco Sette (ESRF)
Key topics:
  • Climate Change, energy transformation
  • Sustainable development
  • Pandemics
  • Technology sovereignty
  • Decoupling of international cooperation
Proposed panel participants:
  • Chair: Francesco Sette, Director General, ESRF; Chair of EIROforum
  • Antje Boetius, Director, Alfred Wegener Institute
  • Doon Gibbs, Laboratory Director, BNL
  • Soumya Swaminathan, Chief scientist, WHO
  • Michael Kaschke, Chair, Supervisory Board KIT and Former CEO, Carl ZEISS AG
04:00 PM
Coffee break
04:30 PM
Session 3 - Challenges of digital transformation
Chair: John Kelly III (IBM)
Key topics:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Quantum Computing / technology
  • HPC / Exascale Computing
  • Cyber Security
Proposed panel participants:
  • Chair: John Kelly III, Executive Vice President, IBM
  • Tommaso Calarco, Director, Institute for Quantum Control, FZ Jülich
  • Laura Grigori, Director of Research, INRIA; Former Chair of PRACE
  • Rick Stevens, Associate Laboratory Director, ANL
  • Holger Hanselka, President, KIT
06:00 PM
Outcome of First Day
06:30 PM
Reception and Dinner incl. keynote speakers

Tuesday, 01 November 2022

08:30 AM
Session 4 - Challenges for Science & Society
Chair: Marcia McNutt (NAS)
Key topics:
  • Regaining trust and confidence in science
  • Engaging public participation in science & innovation
  • Empowering the future generation
  • Diversity and gender equality
Proposed panel participants:
  • Chair: Marcia McNutt, President, The National Academy of Sciences NAS
  • Magdalena Skipper, Editor in Chief, Nature
  • Gerald Haug, President, Leopoldina Academy
  • Jürgen Mlynek, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Falling Walls Foundation
  • Sudip Parikh, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS
10:00 AM
Session 5 - Science & Diplomacy
Chair: Ottoline Leyser (UKRI)
Key topics:
  • Supporting global science diplomacy
  • Protecting academic freedom and values
  • Cooperation with less developed countries
  • Re-building science structures
Proposed panel participants:
  • Chair: Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation UKRI
  • Rolf Heuer, President of the Council, Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East SESAME
  • Inmaculada Figueroa, Vice Chair, European Strategy Forum Research Infrastructures ESFRI
  • Mohamed H.A. Hassan, President of the Council, The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries TWAS
  • Mykola Shul’ga, Academician of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Director General of the National Science Center Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology (NSC KIPT)
11:30 AM
Coffee break
12:00 PM
Session 6 - Moon & Mars shot projects
Chair: Anthony Cheetham (UCSB)
Key topics:
  • What are mars/moon shot projects/ideas for the transatlantic partnership in
    • Sessions 1, 2, 3
    • Engaging the public/regaining trust in science
    • International cooperation / science diplomacy
Proposed panel participants:
  • Chair: Anthony Cheetham, Research Professor, Materials Department, UC Santa Barbara
  • Speakers from other sessions
  • Eric Isaacs, President of the Carnegie Institution
  • Helmut Dosch, Chairman of the DESY Board of Directors
01:00 PM