President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

President’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC)

Golden Triangle Workshop

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
10:00am - 2:30pm ET



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The President's Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), part of the PCAST, advises the President on matters involving science, technology, and innovation policy. As part of its advisory activities, PITAC is soliciting information and ideas from stakeholders - including the research community, the private sector, universities, national laboratories, State and local governments, foundations, and nonprofit organizations - regarding a technological congruence that we have been calling the "Golden Triangle." There are two ways members of the public can share their thoughts on this topic. First, you can go to the Open PCAST website, where you can contribute your ideas. Second, you can be part of a live webcast discussion scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 22 from 10 am to 2:30 pm. You can watch the webcast on this website and submit your comments during the meeting via Facebook or Twitter or email to [email protected].

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