The Inaugural Asia Pacific Science Policy Studies (SPS) Research Conference
Tahua nuku, tahua rangi
Constructing National Wellbeing through Science and Innovation
Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
8-10 February 2012
What is the relationship between science and policy decision-making?
How do nations make decisions to invest in science and technology – and how are citizens involved?
The aim of this conference was to showcase the latest international thinking in the field of Science Policy Studies and to support emerging SPS scholarship in the Asia Pacific region. This conference was for those who are concerned about the future of science and technology, and who have ideas about how science policy systems work best.
This event was a very successful, unique and stimulating discussion between science policy researchers, government officials, industry and professional associations, as well as scientists from a broad range of disciplines, Māori scientists and indigenous knowledge holders. More than 140 delegates participated over the three and a half days.
Video recordings of the keynote speakers can now be accessed here.
Please email Chair of the Organising Committee, Karen Cronin