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Amgen Decade2

As we prepare to mark the tenth anniversary of the new millennium, the challenges of education, innovation and a re-invigorated workforce resonate with unprecedented urgency. These challenges are as diverse as the global knowledge enterprise itself, requiring consideration of their technological, political, economic social and, most importantly, human dimensions.

Scientific American's Decade2 initiative is an ongoing program, leveraging SA's convening power to:

  • Assemble luminaries in research, public policy and the private sector
  • Address the most pressing issues facing the world today, uncovering innovative, actionable solutions
  • Lead the discussion on creating environments that will inspire maximum performance, efficiency, effectiveness...and growth


The Decade2 forum represents a unique opportunity with multiple platforms.

The sponsorship package includes:

  • Major participation in an invitation-only event at a prestigious Washington, D.C. location
  • Participation and major visibility on the Decade2 website, which provides content and video from the event, additional resources and content from the SA archives
  • Post-event worldwide promotional advertising in print
  • Global promotional advertising online


Decade2 Education / Sponsored by Amgen
As one of the world's foremost biotechnology companies, Amgen is keenly aware of the value and importance of science education. Amgen and the Amgen Foundation partnered with SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN to lead the discussion on creating productive educational environments that will inspire a new generation of students to pursue studies in math and science.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN's first program of the Decade2 series — at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. — created a unique stage to debate and explore the best ways to maximize our planet's most precious resource: knowledge

Speakers included:

  • The Honorable Bart Gordon, U.S. Representative, TN-6, Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology
  • Robert M. Lippincott, Senior Vice President, Education, PBS
  • The Honorable Anthony Wilder Miller, Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Education
  • Paul Sereno, noted paleontologist and co-founder of Project Exploration
  • Patricia Shane, President of National Science Teachers Association

The audience included policy influencers, academics and the media. The conference generated national press pick-ups, including AOL News, The Street, The Washington Examiner and Earth Times.