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Multidisciplinary research has led to solutions to help us overcome limited energy resources, unsustainable development, and global infectious diseases, among other challenges. AAAS creates opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction among researchers, engineers, faculty, and students through its Annual Meeting.
Everyone is welcome at the AAAS Annual Meeting. Those who join us will choose among a broad range of activities, including lectures by some of the world's leading scientists and engineers, multidisciplinary symposia, cutting-edge seminars, networking activities, career development workshops, and an international exhibition.
||Presidential Address by Leading Virologist: AAAS President Alice S. Huang
Dr. Huang is senior faculty associate in biology at the California Institute of Technology. A distinguished virologist and proponent for women in science, she is particularly interested in interdisciplinary research, the organization of higher educational institutions, and in policy issues related to education, science, and technology. She was the first to purify and characterize defective interfering viral particles.
||Bioengineering Pioner: Frances H. Arnold, Ph.D.
Dr. Arnold is a pioneer in the use of methods of laboratory evolution to generate novel and useful enzymes and organisms for applications in medicine and in alternative energy. Her multidisciplinary approach reveals insight into the way natural evolution might have occurred. She is the Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology
||Top U.S. Science and Technology Policy Advisor: John P. Holdren
Dr. Holdren is the assistant to the President for Science and Technology, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and co-chair of the U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is highly regarded for his work on energy technology and policy, global climate change, and nuclear arms control and nonproliferation.
Special Plenary Panel on Biosecurity
||Rita R. Colwell, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
||Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
U.S. National Institutes of Health
||Claire M. Fraser-Liggett, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences and Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
||Rush Holt, Ph.D.
||Panel Moderator: Jeanne Guillemin, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, Security Studies Program, MIT, and Research Professor, Boston College
Communicate Science ... with Humor
On the lighter side, for everyone who cares about communicating science and having a good time, the National Science Foundation invites you to its workshop with science comedian Brian Malow, a professional humorist and speaker for over 20 years. His media appearances include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS), the Discovery Channel, TechTV, and A&E, and he has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Chemical & Engineering News.
For details on sessions and speakers in each seminar, visit aaas.org/meetings and select "Seminars."
Body and Machine
No border is more fundamental than the one between humans and the external world. The limits of our body are defined by our brain—how we grasp an object or move around in a room is determined by how the brain perceives where the body is in space and time. These limits can be manipulated, extended, and explored when traditional scientific disciplines work together. By combining the fields of neuroscience, medicine, engineering, and information systems, science is rising to the challenge of finding solutions to disabilities that affect human experience.
Frontiers in Chemistry
Along with many organizations worldwide, AAAS is celebrating the International Year of Chemistry to acknowledge the achievements of chemistry, its contributions to the well-being of humankind, and what the future may hold. New organic materials will have broad industrial and societal impacts on information technology, energy, and biosensing. New knowledge about molecular self-assembly will provide the structural foundation for the next generation of artificial molecular machines. This seminar will disclose cutting-edge research that cuts across a variety of scientific disciplines, thereby exemplifying a multidisciplinary approach to scientific exploration.
Session speakers will represent multidisciplinary and multinational initiatives that are closely coordinated at national and international levels. The Kepler Mission will do something that no other mission can do: determine the frequency of Earth-like planets in our galaxy and begin to constrain the prevalence of life in our universe. Other efforts are engaged in searching for evidence of extraterrestrial life, a broadly and deeply multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary endeavor. The world's largest dedicated, full-time astronomical instrument—the Very Long Baseline Array—spans more than 5,000 miles, providing astronomers with the sharpest vision of any telescope on Earth or in space.
Curious About Developments in Other Fields and Countries?
Meet some of the world's leading experts all under one roof. Explore a unique program that speaks to your multidisciplinary and field-related interests. Interact with your peers from around the world.
Attend symposia spread across 12 tracks: Brain and Behavior, Climate Change, Education, Emerging Science and Technology, Energy, Global Collaboration, Human Biology and Health, Land and Oceans, The Science Endeavor, Science and Society, Security, and Sustainability.
Browse the latest information at www.aaas.org/meetings and select "Browse the Program."
Act Now ... Rates Go Up in January
Meeting events will be held in downtown Washington, D.C., at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt Washington.
Discounted advance registration rates are available until Thursday, 27 January 2011.
$375 Members/$399 Non-Members
$315 Member/$335 Non-Members
$315 Member/$335 Non-Members
$315 Member/$335 Non-Members
$75 Member/$90 Non-Members
After 27 January 2011, on-site rates apply. Learn more...
Special room rates and benefits are available to Annual Meeting registrants.
Renaissance Downtown (Headquarters Hotel)
Rate: $232 Single/$252 Double
Embassy Suites Convention Center
Rate: $234 Single/$259 Double
Grand Hyatt Washington
Rate: $239 Single/$264 Double
Hampton Inn Convention Center
Rate: $209 Single/Double
Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis until 16 January 2011 for the Grand Hyatt and 23 January for the Renaissance, Embassy Suites, and Hampton Inn.
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