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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

ARS 50th Anniversary Celebration

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50th Anniversary

National Scientific Leadership Meeting and
Annual Recognition Program

Proud Past and Promising Future
January 21-23, 2004
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Webcast Schedule
All session times are Central Standard Time (CST)

January 21
Wednesday
8:00 to 9:35 a.m
CST
Welcome and Introductions
Opening Plenary Session
Details

Audio and Video:


Wednesday, January 21
10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
CST
and
11:00 to 11:50 a.m.
CST
Proud Past
Concurrent Sessions
Details
Hall of Fame and other excellent scientists told their stories, and participants joined in the discussion. There were two sets of 10 concurrent sessions. Plans called for webcasting audio for Sessions 1, 5 and 9 of the 10:00-10:50 a.m. sessions, but audio for Session 9 is unavailable. Three Hall of Fame scientists were available for live chat between 1:45 and 3:45 p.m.

Session 1 audio | Session 5 audio

Wednesday, January 21
Noon to 1:40 p.m.
CST
Agriculture Today: A Commentary
Working Lunch Plenary Session
Details
Featuring a commentary by large animal veterinarian and cowboy poet Baxter Black

Video links removed in March 2004 by agreement with Baxter Black.

  • Dialup (28K modem)
  • Dialup (56K modem)
  • Broadband


Wednesday, January 21
1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
CST
Live Chat With Three ARS Science Hall of Famers—

  • Tom Henneberry is a world-wide leader in integrated pest control systems and management. His research in the development of pest control systems includes the integration of biology, insect behavior, pesticide resistance, ecology, pathology, biocontrol, cultural and chemical control, radiation, host-plant resistance, and other disciplines.
    Time: 1:45-2:15 p.m. CST
  • John Gorham is a renowned expert in slow virus diseases, fur animal diseases and animal models of human genetic diseases. He pioneered research that showed that animal retroviral diseases can serve as animal models for AIDS and rheumatoid arthritis. He also developed commercially used tests for diseases such as bluetongue.
    Time: 2:30-3:00 p.m. CST CST
  • James Tumlinson is a pioneer in the discovery of insect hormones. He used his extensive blend of talents in microchemistry and behavioral analysis to provide world leadership in the chemistry of insect olfaction and behavior and the study of important and extraordinarily complex pheromones.
    Time: 3:15-3:45 p.m. CST
Chat links:
  • Archive (coming)

Wednesday, January 21
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
CST
Proud Present
Concurrent Sessions
Details
Panelists--scientists and others--spoke on partnering for success, and participants joined in the discussion. Audio for session numbers 2, 4 and 9 is available via webcast. In addition, three panelists were available for live chat Thursday from between 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Session 2 audio | Session 4 audio | Session 9 audio

Wednesday, January 21
3:45 to 5:00 p.m
CST
Bridge to the Future
Plenary Session
Details
Speakers were ARS Acting Administrator Edward B. Knipling and futurist Lowell Catlett of New Mexico State University. Dr. Knipling was available for live chat Thursday from 3:15-3:45 p.m.afternoon.

Video links removed in March 2004 by agreement with Lowell Catlett.

  • Dialup (28K modem)
  • Dialup (56K modem)
  • Broadband


January 22
Thursday
8:30 to 9:35 a.m.
CST
Challenging Future
Plenary Session
Details
Speakers were Richard Greene of ARS and inventor and author Ray Kurzweil.

Video links removed in March 2004 by agreement with Ray Kurzweil.

  • Dialup (28K modem)
  • Dialup (56K modem)
  • Broadband


Thursday, January 22
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
CST
Live Chat With—

  • Eleanor Frierson, Deputy Director, ARS National Agricultural Library. Ms Frierson, who chairs one of our "Excellence of Today" sessions, provides expertise about Science.gov, how DigiTop got started, NAL and its services, digital libraries and other information management topics.
    Time: 9:30-10:00 a.m. CST
  • Patrick Jordan, Director, ARS Southern Regional Research Center. Also an "Excellence" session chair, Dr. Jordan provides insight and expertise on subjects including leading research partnerships (such as the National Formosan Subterranean Termite Program) and coordination of research at one of the agency's utilization research centers.
    Time: 10:15-10:45 a.m. CST
  • Sandy Miller Hays, Director, ARS Information Staff. Ms.Miller Hays—another "Excellence" chair—shares "dos and don'ts" of interacting with the media, and how you can get the most of out of the ARS Information Staff's services.
    Time: 11:00-11:30 a.m. CST
Chat links:
  • Archive (coming)

Thursday, January 22
9:45 to 11:30 a.m.
and
2:45 to 4:30 p.m.
CST
Future Challenges
Concurrent Sessions
Details
First of two sets of nine concurrent sessions on nine topics. Brief presentations by the panelists were followed by discussions.

Presentations (audio and slides) for 9:45-11:30 a.m. session numbers 3 through 6:

Links below for presentations (audio and slides) for 2:45-4:30 p.m. session numbers 1, 2, 7, 8, 9


Thursday, January 22
Noon to 2:20 p.m.
CST
ARS Annual Recognition Program
Luncheon Program
Details
Presentation of annual awards for Scientists of the Year, Technology Transfer and other achievements. Because of bandwidth concerns, live video was available at only a limited number of sites at ARS locations. [News release]

Audio and Video:


Thursday, January 22
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
CST
Live Chat With—

  • Edward B. Knipling, Acting Administrator of ARS, chats about the conference, why he convened it, what he expects to see as follow-up, or his plenary talks Wednesday morning and afternoon.
    Time: 2:30-3:00 p.m. CST
  • Caird Rexroad, Acting Associate Administrator of ARS. Dr. Rexroad discusses his role in the conference and his work in Washington, D.C., including ARS help to APHIS during the recent BSE scare and Newcastle outbreaks.
    Time: 3:15-3:45 p.m. CST
  • Dwayne Buxton, Deputy Administrator, ARS National Program Staff. In addition to NPS issues, Dr. Buxton discusses his role in the conference and his lead role in its follow-up and its impact on the 5 year Agency strategic plan.
    Time: 4:00-4:30 p.m. CST
Chat links:
  • Archive (coming)

Thursday, January 22
2:45 to 4:30 p.m.
CST
Future Challenges
Concurrent Sessions
Details
Second of two sets of concurrent sessions on nine topics. In each session, brief presentations by the panelist experts were followed by discussion.

Links above for presentations (audio and slides) for 9:45-11:30 a.m. session numbers 3 through 6.

Presentations (audio and slides) for 2:45-4:30 p.m. session numbers 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9:


January 23
Friday
8:30 a.m. to noon
CST
Promising Future
Plenary Session
Details
Ten speakers from ARS and other organizations offered comments on the conference and its implications for the future of ARS.

Outside observers: Clinton Bristow, Charles Lee, Paul Johnson, Howard-Yana Shapiro

Audio and Video:

ARS observers: Wilda Martinez, Dan Upchurch, Tara McHugh, Edward B. Knipling

Audio and Video:

 

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