International Symposium - 17th & 18th February 2014

Transforming Public Engagement on Controversial Science & Technology

Te Whare Tapere Iti, The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand


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Day 1 - 17 February 2014

8.30am Registration Desk Opens
Tea, Coffee, Juice served
9-9.30am Opening Session
  Welcome by Vice-Chancellor Roy Crawford
9.30-9.45am Setting the agenda
Priya Kurian & Debashish Munshi, University of Waikato
  Featured artist: Meliors Simms
10-10.45am Keynote: JOHN DRYZEK, Australian National University
Deliberative engagement
10.45-11am Morning Tea
11-11.45am Panel on citizenship and deliberative democracy
Chair: Mariska Wouters, Environmental Risk and Innovation, Ministry for the Environment
  Julie MacArthur, University of Auckland
Challenging public engagement: Participation, deliberation and power in energy policy design and implementation
Young Hee Lee, Catholic University of Korea
Technology and citizens: A case study of the first citizens’ jury in South Korea
Wendy Russell, Australian National University
A STEP towards public engagement in national science and technology policy in Australia
11.45-12.30pm Policy Engagement Session
Discussion Leader: Joanna Goven, Kukupa Research Ltd, Canterbury
  All delegates
12.30-1.30pm Lunch
1.30-2.15pm Keynote: SHAUN HENDY, University of Auckland
The naked scientist
2.15-3.15pm Panel on Science Communication
Chair: Goetz Laible, AgResearch
  Rhian Salmon, Joanna Goven, and Rebecca Priestley, Victoria University of Wellington
The history, politics, and practice of science outreach – how the politics of different sciences shapes communication by scientists.
David Mercer, University of Wollongong, Australia
Negotiating the tensions involved in communicating about science in particular and science in general
Ashleigh Fox, Institute of Environmental Science and Research
Understanding science, or the science of understanding?
Monica Peters, University of Waikato
Grassroots citizen science: Community solutions for measuring the success of environmental restoration projects
3.15-4pm Policy Engagement Session
Discussion Leader: Alison Campbell, University of Waikato
  All delegates
4-4.15pm Afternoon tea
4.15-5pm Panel on New Technologies & Ethics
Chair: Betty-Ann Kelly, Ministry of Health
  Deborah Payne, AUT
New Zealand's process of applying for ethical approval for specific ART procedures
Mike Legge, Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive
Technology (ACART)
Rebecca Bollard, University of Waikato
New Technologies and Ethics: Researching the Personal
5-5.45pm Policy Engagement Session
Discussion Leader: Maui Hudson, University of Waikato
  All delegates
5.45-6pm Break
6-6.45pm Kapa Haka performance
Talei Morrison and party
6.45-7pm Break
7pm-9pm Dinner

Day 2 - 18 February 2014

9-9.45am Keynote: KIM TALLBEAR, University of Texas, Austin
Combating colonial technoscience – Lessons from the frontlines
9.45-10.45am Panel on indigenous science
Chair: Leonie Pihama, University of Waikato
Critical indigenous views on biocolonialism and the impact of new technologies
  Carl Mika, University of Waikato
Problematising ‘ira’: Existential or rational?
Debra Harry, Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, USA
New biotechnologies and issues of intellectual and cultural property for indigenous peoples
Angeline Greensill, University of Waikato
Biocolonialism and resisting the commodification of biodiversity in Aotearoa
10.45-11.30am Policy Engagement Session
Discussion Leader: Sandy Morrison, University of Waikato
  All delegates
11.30-11.45am Morning tea
11.45-12.45pm Panel on science-society interface
Chair: Vish Vishwanath, Vintara Consultants
  Nicolas Lewis, University of Auckland, Vic Arcus, University of Waikato, & Richard Shaw, Massey University
“Beyond ‘engagement’: Knowing and doing differently in New Zealand research”
Virginia Baker, Institute of Environmental Science and Research
‘Up the Pipe’: Re-shaping engagement to resolve ‘wicked problems’?
Fiona Coyle, GNS Science
How early is too early? Small-scale deliberative stakeholder engagement around the siting of Carbon Capture and Storage in New Zealand
Armon Tamatea, University of Waikato
Crime risk prediction technologies: Law, psychology and human rights
12.45-1.30pm Policy Engagement Session
Discussion Leader: Stephanie Howard, Sustainability Council of New Zealand
  All delegates
1.30-2.30pm Lunch
2.30-3.15pm Keynote: LYN KATHLENE, Spark Policy Institute, Denver, USA
Citizen Engagement – Finding Innovations along the way
3.15-4pm Panel on designing public engagement
Chair: Stacy Scott, Environmental Protection Authority
Amy Fletcher, University of Canterbury
Towards effective community engagement with personalised medicine
Amanda Wolf, Victoria University of Wellington
Between-case dialogue
Charlotte Šunde & Alys Longley, University of Auckland
Imagining water sustainability: Art-science collaborations for a fluid city
4-4.15pm Afternoon tea
4.15-5pm Policy engagement session
Discussion Leader: Richard Widick, University of California, USA
  All delegates
5-5.45pm Policy Engagement Roundtable
Chair: Kristiann Allen, Chief of Staff, Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee
  All delegates along with participating policy practitioners – Rachael Goddard, Peter Griffin, Betty-Ann Kelly, Elspeth MacRae, Beryl Matete, Christl McMillan, Sue Saunders, Stacy Scott, Mariska Wouters
5.45-6pm Conclusion and Recommendations
Chairs: Priya Kurian & Debashish Munshi, University of Waikato


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