Alice S. Huang, Ph.D.
The Annual Meeting is one of the most widely recognized pan-science events, with hundreds of networking opportunities and broad global media coverage. An exceptional array of speakers will gather at the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting from 17-21 February in Washington, D.C.
The meeting's theme—Science Without Borders—integrates interdisciplinary science, both across research and teaching, that utilizes diverse approaches as well as the diversity of its practitioners. The program will highlight science and teaching that cross conventional borders or break out from silos, especially in ground-breaking areas of research that highlight new and exciting developments in support of science, technology, and education. Sessions will feature strong scientific content to illustrate the interface of different disciplines or will exemplify a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving.
Everyone is welcome at the AAAS Annual Meeting. Those who join us will have the opportunity to choose among a broad range of activities, including plenary and topical lectures by some of the world's leading scientists and engineers, multidisciplinary symposia, cutting-edge seminars, career development workshops, and an international exhibition.
The Annual Meeting reflects tremendous efforts from the AAAS sections, divisions, and committees, which I gratefully acknowledge. I also extend a personal thanks to the members of the Scientific Program Committee who are tasked with assembling and choosing among many excellent ideas and proposals into this outstanding meeting.
I urge you to join us in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Alice S. Huang, AAAS President and
Senior Faculty Associate in Biology,
California Institute of Technology