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The Impact of Social Networking and Crowdsourcing on Research, the Enterprise, and the Workforce  


Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable Meeting

October 4, 2011 (dinner) 
Embassy Suites-Convention Center
Room: Capital A
900 10th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001 
October 5, 2011 (meeting)
20 F Street NW Conference Center
Room: Conference Room A
20 F Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Social media have found application at all points of the research lifecycle, from identifying research opportunities to securing support, collecting and analyzing data, to disseminating findings.  In short, just as in other disciplines, social networking is helping scientists and engineers connect with the world at-large.  There is tremendous power in social networking, with many positive prospects for science education, innovation, and research.  But the rapid adoption of these online tools opens up some questions too.  Can the growing power of the Internet and social media alter and/or influence research priorities?  Is scientific information (with Wikipedia, for example) being increasingly dispersed by a process that is the inverse of peer review?  Is crowdsourcing a legitimate indication for determining drug benefits or risks?  Can crowdsourcing predict the future?  With this particular Roundtable meeting, we intend to examine the “yin and yang” of social media by addressing some of these questions and considering the impact – pluses and minuses – on research, the enterprise, and the workforce.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

 Location:            Embassy Suites-Convention Center, 900 10th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001                    

6:00-6:30 PM       Cocktails
6:30-8:00 PM       Dinner
                           Moderator:  C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., Former President and Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering,
                           University of Maryland at College Park; GUIRR Co-Chai
                           Imagining the Future: The Surprising Impact of Accelerating Technology              
                                    Jay Walker, TEDMED Curator and Chairman of Walker Digital, LLC

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Location:           20 F Street NW Conference Center, Washington, DC 20001 – Conference Room A

7:30-8:00 AM      Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15 AM      Welcome Remarks
                          C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., Former President and Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of 
                          Maryland at College Park; GUIRR Co-Chai

                          YouTube VIDEO: Social Media Revolution 3
                          Ben Shneiderman, Professor, Computer Science, and Founding Director, Human-Computer Interaction 
                          Laboratory, University of Maryland at College Park

8:40-8:45 AM      Q&A      
8:45-9:10 AM      Intelligent Social Computing
                          Elizabeth Mynatt, Executive Director, Institute for People and Technology, College of Computing, 
                          Georgia Institute of Technology
9:10-9:15 AM      Q&A
                          Irene Greif, IBM Fellow and Director, Collaborative Users Experience, IBM
9:40-9:45 AM      Q&A
9:45-10:10 AM     Social Media in an Unsocial World  (*Presentation Coming Soon*)                    
                          Raymond F. Kerins, Jr., Vice President, Corporate Communications, Pfizer, Inc.                         

10:10-10:15 AM   Q&A 
10:15-10:30 AM   Break
                          Richard P. Moser, Research Psychologist, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control 
                          and Population Sciences, 
National Cancer Institute
10:55-11:00 AM   Q&A
                                   Dwayne Spradlin, President and CEO, InnoCentive
11:25-11:30 AM   Q&A
11:30 AM-
    12:00 PM        Open Discussion 
12:00-1:30 PM     Lunch
                                   Why Social Media Makes Sense: New Methods for Understanding the Future
                          Carmen Medina, Specialist Leader at Deloitte and Former Director, Center for the Study of Intelligence 
                          at the Central Intelligence Agency
1:30-2:10 PM       Publishers Panel (two presenters)
                           Vikram Savkar, Senior Vice President and Publishing Director, Nature Publishing Group
                           Rafael Sidi, Vice President, Elsevier, Application Marketplace and Developer Network
2:10-2:25 PM       Q&A and Open Discussion – Is there a particular project or activity that GUIRR might pursue around social media 
                           that could benefit, enlighten, and/or provide guidance to the research enterprise?
2:25-2:50 PM       Updates and Discussion on Current GUIRR Projects       
2:50-3:00 PM       Proposal of New Topics and Projects for GUIRR + Other Member Announcements     ·        

3:00 PM                                Adjourn