“Science Without Borders”: Registration Opens for 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

With your schedule for the rest of 2010 already filling up, it’s not too early to mark the dates 17-21 February 2011 on your calendar. That’s when thousands of the world’s most influential scientists, science educators, and journalists will gather in Washington D.C. for the AAAS Annual Meeting.

Advance registration, with a special discounted rate, opened Tuesday 10 August.

The theme of the meeting—“Science Without Borders”—is a natural for our time. Think of the world’s most pressing issues—in health, energy and climate, security, and education. All of them have a significant science component. All are international.

The increasing complexity of these challenges calls for innovative problem-solving, AAAS President Alice S. Huang says in her invitation to the meeting. Many of these problems require an approach across several disciplines and areas of technical expertise. We need to tap the full potential of a diverse workforce, and bring that diversity of experience to bear on the problems that confront us. We need to work together to build knowledge.

When the 177th AAAS Annual Meeting convenes in Washington, “sessions will feature strong scientific content to illustrate the interface of different disciplines or will exemplify a multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving,” Huang said.

You can learn more about the meeting now, but be sure to check back to learn more as the program comes together.

Get registration and lodging information for the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.