The Kansas Economic Policy Conference, set for Oct. 27, will focus on the role of science as an engine for economic growth.
The event, presented by Kansas University's Policy Research Institute, will feature former Gov. Mike Hayden, secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, who was named the 2005 State Legislator of the Year by the Biotechnology Industry Organization in Washington, D.C.
M. Lee Allison, policy adviser for science and energy to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, will open the conference answering the questions: "Is America losing its scientific leadership? And what can Kansas do about it?"
The luncheon keynote speaker will be Jerry Paytas, director of the Center for Economic Development, Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. He will address translating technology into opportunity.
For more details or to register, call toll-free (877) 404-5823 or 864-5823 or visit www.kuce.org/programs/kepc.