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AAAS Council Meeting

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In compliance with AAAS bylaws, the AAAS Council meets a minimum of once annually, generally in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. The Council meeting is open to all members, and although only elected Council members may make comments and vote, any AAAS member may attend as an observer.

In 2017, an unusually robust agenda has led to the need to establish two meetings. The first meeting will be held remotely (via the web) on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST. An agenda is pasted below, and remote log-on information will be available shortly. Any AAAS member is welcome to log on and view this meeting as an observer.

The second meeting will be held, as usual, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. It will take place on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST in the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Constitution Ballroom. Any AAAS member is welcome to attend as an observer. An agenda will be available in the AAAS Meetings headquarters office, as well as at the meeting itself.

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Meeting of the AAAS Council
January 11, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
Remote via Web

Please register for Remote Meeting of the AAAS Council at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Presiding: Barbara Schaal, AAAS President

2:00 p.m. Opening Remarks (Barbara Schaal, AAAS President)

2:05 p.m. Brief Review of Information Items (Barbara Schaal)

2:15 p.m. Chief Executive Officer’s Report (Rush Holt, AAAS CEO)

2:35 p.m. Report on Science Family of Journals (Jeremy Berg, Editor-in-Chief, and
Bill Moran, Publisher, Science Family of Journals)

3:05 p.m. Report from Office of Membership (Michael Savelli, Acting Director of Membership and Chief Information & Engagement Officer)

3:20 p.m. Government Relations and R&D Budget Update (Joanne Carney, Director, Office of Government Relations)

3:50 p.m. Philanthropy Update (Juli Staiano, Chief Philanthropy Officer)

4:00 p.m. Preview of February 19 Council Meeting and Adjournment