The 2017 COSSA Science Policy Conference & Social Science Advocacy Day will take place on March 29-30, 2017 at the 20 F St Conference Center in Washington, DC. The Conference brings together more than 100 members of the social and behavioral science community and provides a platform for COSSA members to engage with leaders of federal agencies, Congressional staff, and colleagues from across the science and higher education communities.

This years key note speaker:
Arlie Hochschild, University of California, Berkeley "STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN LAND"

Other Sessions:
FROM RESEARCH TO REWARD: COMMUNICATING THE VALUE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
MOBILIZING STUDENTS AS AMBASSADORS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE
Jeffrey Martin, American Anthropological Association
Anne Kelsey, American Anthropological Association

PROMOTING YOUR EXPERTISE WITH NATIONAL MEDIA OUTLETS
Caitlin Kizielewicz, KISCOMM LLC, Consultant, Crime and Justice Research Alliance

SOCIAL SCIENCE IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Iris Wagstaff, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, Office of Investigative Forensics,
National Institute of Justice
Monica Ramirez Basco, Associate Director for Science Policy, Planning and Analysis, Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health
Elizabeth Corona, Program Associate, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency
Misty Heggeness, Research Economist and Branch Chief, U.S. Census Bureau

(B) ADVOCATING FROM HOME
Wendy Naus, COSSA

PLENARY SESSION #3: THE BENEFITS OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT BY SOCIAL SCIENTISTS
John Sides, The Monkey Cage Blog, The Washington Post
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