Organizations or individuals who wish to present proposals or resolutions for consideration by the Council at its annual meeting should submit them in writing to the AAAS executive officer at least 60 days in advance of that meeting, for review by the Committee on Council Affairs. The committee asks that the following guidelines be observed:
The committee schedules an open hearing on the day before the Council meeting at the AAAS Annual Meeting to give interested persons an opportunity to speak for or against proposals or resolutions submitted for possible Council action. Urgent matters that arise after the deadline may be submitted to the executive officer, together with a written explanation of why submission was not made at least 60 days in advance of the Council meeting, for consideration by the Committee on Council Affairs at a meeting following the open hearing. At that meeting, the committee also considers any requests submitted to it by individuals who wish to address the Council on a particular agenda item.
[Adopted by the Committee on Council Affairs, AAAS, August 1971; revisions approved by the Council, AAAS, 13 February 1978; revisions approved by the Council, AAAS, 10 February 1992.]