The Beauty and Benefits of Science - 2013 highlights
The 2013's meeting's theme—The Beauty and Benefits of Science—highlighted the "unreasonable effectiveness" of the scientific enterprise in creating economic growth, solving societal problems, and satisfying the essential human drive to understand the world in which we live.
Watch, listen to, and read content from the 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston.
William H. Press
AAAS President during the 2013 Annual Meeting
- 2013 Annual Meeting News
Thousands of scientists, engineers, policymakers, educators, and journalists from some 50 nations met in Boston at the 179th 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.
- Opening Ceremony with President's Address
Watch the President's Address by William H. Press, now the Chair of the AAAS Board of Directors and Warren J. and Viola M. Raymer Professor in Computer Science and Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin.
- Plenary Speakers
Watch video of plenary lectures by Sherry Turkle, Nathan Myhrvold, Robert Kirshner, and Cynthia Kenyon.
- Browse the Program
View the schedule of 2013 events.
- Annual Meeting Multimedia
Watch video interviews of Annual Meeting speakers.
- Communicating Science Seminar Videos
Watch videos of the Communicating Science Seminar.
Images are available for purchase from the meeting photography provider, Atlantic Photography.
Audio recordings of most symposia, lectures, and seminars may be purchased; visit www.dcprovidersonline.com/aaas for more information.
- Archives of 2002-2012
View the archived Web sites and content from previous years.
Family Science Days and Meet the Scientists Series
On Saturday and Sunday at the Annual Meeting, a unique community showcase offered an array of hands-on science demonstrations and other family -friendly activities as well as opportunities to interact with scientists and engineers. Learn more about this free event.
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