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Scientific meetings are essential for the collaboration and exchange of ideas that drive science forward, as researchers' testimonials to AAAS show.

Several years ago, Saudi Arabia’s leaders faced a critical challenge: Other nations in the Middle East were making dramatic progress in science and technology, and by various measures, they were falling behind. The kingdom had a well-established science sector and strengths in key areas, but while some other nations had surging research publication rates, for example, its publications were flat.