Science Without Borders
Alice S. Huang
AAAS President during the 2011 Annual Meeting
The 2011 meeting’s theme—Science Without Borders—integrated the practice of science, both in research and teaching, that uses multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving, crosses conventional borders, and takes into consideration the diversity of investigators and students. The program featured sessions with strong scientific content across many science and engineering fields.
Watch, listen to, and read content from the 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
Thousands of scientists, engineers, policymakers, educators, and journalists from some 50 nations met in Washington, DC at the 177th AAAS Annual Meeting to explore a broad range of recent discoveries and looming global challenges. The AAAS Office of Public Programs provided news coverage, plus a sampling of Annual Meeting news from around the world.
Watch the President's Address by Alice S. Huang, now the Chair of the AAAS Board of Directors and Senior Faculty Associate in Biology, California Institute of Technology.
View video of and presentations from plenary lectures by John P. Holdren, Frances H. Arnold, amd Graham Walker, and a plenary panel featuring Rita R. Colwell, Anthony S. Fauci, Claire M. Fraser-Liggett, and Rush Holt, moderated by Jeanne Guillemin.
Read the list and schedule of 2011 events.
Audio recordings of most symposia, lectures, and seminars may be purchased as a package with session handouts.
View the archived Web sites and content from previous years.
Family Science Days and Meet the Scientists Series
Spanning Saturday and Sunday at the Annual Meeting, a unique community science showcase offered an array of hands-on demonstrations and other family and child friendly activities as well as interactive opportunities with leading scientists and engineers. Learn more about this free event.
Meeting events were held in downtown Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt Washington. Read more about the convention center, hotels, and Washington, DC.
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Science and Art
Bringing Symposia to Life is one of many examples of how science art is expanding the interest in and understanding of science discussed at science meeting and conferences. The images and abstracts presented are not endorsed or approved by AAAS, its Council, Board of Directors, officers, or the 2011 Annual Meeting session organizers. “Science Art-Nature” is not affiliated with AAAS.