Nina V. Fedoroff
AAAS President during the 2012 Annual Meeting
Flattening the World: Building a Global Knowledge Society
The 2012's meeting's theme—The theme of Flattening the World: Building a Global Knowledge Society—focused the program on the complex, interconnected challenges of the 21st century and on pathways to global solutions through international, multidisciplinary efforts.
Watch, listen to, and read content from the 2012 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
Thousands of scientists, engineers, policymakers, educators, and journalists from some 50 nations met in Vancouver, Canada at the 178th 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 Nina Fedoroff, now the Chair of the AAAS Board of Directors Distinguished, Visiting Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and Evan Pugh Professor, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University
View video of and presentations from plenary lectures by Mike Lazaridis, Ismail Serageldin, and Frans de Waal, and a plenary panel featuring James Hansen, Olivia Judson, and Hans Rosling, moderated by Frank Sesno.
Read the list and schedule of 2012 events.
The competition recognizes the individual efforts of students actively working toward and undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees.
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.
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