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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting is now just a few weeks away. Many of our members and other individuals who share your interest and passion for the sciences have already registered. We hope you will choose to join them.
You have probably seen advertisements and e-mails regarding the program. You may already know a great deal about the AAAS Annual Meeting. In case you don't, we want to share more information and extend a special time-limited offer to encourage you to attend and benefit from this year's program. Advance registration rates are now in effect through 11 February.
We are proud of the AAAS Annual Meeting. It serves as a showcase for the most current thinking in science policy, featuring many presentations from leading experts and a rare opportunity to meet and speak with eminent scientists who share your specific interests and your general passion for science.
12 Reasons to Come to the AAAS Annual Meeting...
#1: Timely Themes at a Critical Time in Our World
In a time of global crisis, the AAAS Annual Meeting gives us an opportunity to reassess every dimension of knowledge and progress to find sustainable pathways and promote viable solutions to invigorate the economy, protect the environment, rebuild infrastructure, renew the fundamentals of education, affirm human rights, improve the human condition worldwide, and redefine medicine and public health.
#2: Framing, Influencing, and Informing Science Policy
These are critical times for science policy, and AAAS offers one of the very best vantage points for surveying the current landscape. Our 42 symposia in this area are arranged in three tracks: Global Collaboration, Science and Society, and The Science Endeavor.
#3: Hear Prominent Keynote Addresses and Lectures
AAAS President Alice S. Huang, a distinguished virologist and lifelong advocate for women in science, will open the meeting with the President's Address. Plenary speakers include presidential science advisor John P. Holdren and bioengineering pioneer Frances Arnold of Caltech. A plenary panel on biosecurity features moderator Jeanne Guillemin, an authority on the history of biological warfare from MIT; environmental microbiologist Rita R. Colwell, an expert on bioethics and the prevention of biological warfare from the University of Maryland, College Park and Johns Hopkins University; immunologist Anthony S. Fauci, director of NIAID; and preeminent genome scientist and microbiologist Claire M. Fraser-Liggett, University of Maryland, Baltimore.
#4: Opportunities to Engage Young Minds and Explore Academe
To improve the future for all and protect our planet, young minds must be drawn into science and technology and be equipped with 21st century skills. The meeting offers one of many opportunities to open up the world of science to students so they can experience the day-to-day worlds of possibility, discovery, and application. If you are a teacher or administrator, you should consider taking advantage of our 28 symposia in these tracks: Education and Science and Society.
#5: Opportunities for the Entire Family
Our Family Science Days and Meet the Scientists series are among the most popular features each year. Held free for the general public over the weekend, this program promotes understanding of science through hands-on demonstrations and other activities that are family and kid-friendly. Participants can browse interactive tabletop exhibits, learn about science jobs, and have questions answered by experts. This event is open to all, but organized especially for middle- and high-school students.
#6: Seminars Focused on Key Scientific Issues
The AAAS Meeting features three seminar series covering key aspects of current topics in science: Body and Machine, Frontiers in Chemistry, and Other Worlds.
#7: Special Events for Networking and Meeting
Consistent with what you might expect from the epicenter of the scientific world, the AAAS Annual Meeting features many special events for meeting and discussing issues with colleagues and peers. Despite the size and prominence of the event, we have worked hard to ensure that you have the opportunity to meet peers in casual environments such as coffee breaks and receptions.
#8: Understand the Forces Shaping Our Future
We don't need to tell you that world's future depends on the ability of science and technology to find answers. Learn from speakers in 33 symposia across three tracks who are working on the answers today: Energy, Emerging Science and Technology, and Security.
#9: Gain Factual Perspectives on the Environment
The AAAS Annual Meeting features 34 symposia in areas that will impact society far into the future: Climate Change, Land and Oceans, and Sustainability.
#10: Glimpse the Future of Physical and Mental Health and Medicine
Beyond the current debates on reform, science will transform the future of health care. In our 30 symposia, learn the science driving our future in Human Biology and Health,
and Brain and Behavior.
#11: Spend Time on You: Career Development Programs
Benefit from a unique series of workshops designed to further your career and professional development: Career Enhancement; Career Management, Resources, and Tools; Career Pathways; Communication Skills; and Personal Development.
#12: Special Registration Offers
We know as a practical matter that, no matter how attractive the AAAS Meeting program is, time and money can be an issue. This is why we are offering special online registration discounts for members, one-day attendees, and a special New Member rate allowing non-members to attend and become a member at a rate lower than the cost of registering for AAAS non-members. Take advantage of registration discounts up to 16 percent on or before 27 January.
Everyone is welcome at the meeting. For more information, visit, www.aaas.org/meetings.
Call for Poster Judges
Judges Needed for Student Poster Competition
If you are a scientist practicing in the fields of medicine and public health, or developmental biology, physiology, and immunology, we need you. Judges receive a deeply discounted meeting registration rate and have the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the nation and around the world as well as help to mentor the next generation of scientists and engineers. Judges will be needed for a minimum of one hour, and up to a maximum of two hours, if judging one of the larger categories. For more information, download the poster judge response form.
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Advance Rates Expire 27 January
Why? More than 50 countries will be represented at this truly international gathering. Speakers alone represent 99 of the world's top 200 universities and colleges. World-renowned research institutes will be there, too.
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