Registration Now Open — May 24-26 Nobel Prize Summit on Misinformation and Trust in Science (In-Person & Virtual)
From the U.S. National Academy of Science:
Registration is now open for the Nobel Prize Summit Truth, Trust and Hope — which will convene Nobel Prize laureates and other world-renowned experts and leaders for a global conversation on how to stop misinformation from eroding public trust in science, scientists, and the institutions they serve. Hosted by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Nobel Foundation, the summit will be held May 24-26 in Washington, D.C., and virtually, and is free and open to the public.
At the summit, Nobel Prize laureates and other experts will be joined by information technology and business leaders, policymakers, journalists, educators, and youth from around the world to explore solutions to actively combat the spread of misinformation and disinformation, share evidence-based knowledge and experiences, and help restore confidence in science and systems of society.
Speakers at the summit will include:
- Maria Ressa, Nobel Prize laureate, journalist, and co-founder, Rappler
- Tristan Harris, co-founder, Center for Humane Technology
- Anita Krishnamurthi, president, Collective for Youth Empowerment in STEM & Society, Afterschool Alliance
- Saul Perlmutter, Nobel Prize laureate and astrophysicist
- Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication and director, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania
- Sheldon Himelfarb, president and CEO, PeaceTech Lab
- Alberto Ibargüen, president, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
- Åsa Wikforss, professor of theoretical philosophy and member of the Swedish Academy
The summit will present a mix of in-person and virtual experiences:
- Day 1 – The Global Conversation will feature compelling talks and discussions about the context, causes, and risks posed by misinformation and how it can be combatted; opportunities for audience participation and networking will also be featured
- Day 2 – The Forum of Experts will consist of a series of invitation-only panel discussions that can be viewed virtually; in addition, audience members will be invited to participate in an exclusive deliberative polling session
- Day 3 – Solution Sessions will offer a mix of partner-hosted digital events designed to turn discussion into action, with a special focus on education at all levels
The summit — the second international summit to be hosted by U.S. NAS and the Nobel Foundation — will build upon the success and the popularity of the first Nobel Prize Summit, Our Planet, Our Future, which brought together more than 25,000 registrants from around 200 countries and territories to explore how to secure a more sustainable planet for all.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.