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AAAS Local: Toronto

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This networking event is for Toronto-based AAAS members and science enthusiasts wanting to make personal and professional connections in their local community both inside and outside their own disciplines.

To kick off the evening, we will have two guest speakers, both authors recently published in Science.

Our first guest speaker is Nicola Lacetera, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research interests include the study of the motivation for altruistic behavior as well as innovation and industrial economics. His research includes the analysis of historical datasets as well as large-scale field experiments. Lacetera will discuss his co-authored policy forum report Economic Rewards to Motivate Blood Donations, featured in the May 24 issue of Science

Our second speaker is Quinn Konopacky, a postdoctoral researcher at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. Her research interests include star and planet formation and evolution as probed through ground-based, high-angular resolution techniques. Konopacky will discuss her co-authored report Detection of Carbon Monoxide and Water Absorption Lines in an Exoplanet Atmosphere, featured in the March 22 issue of Science.

Following the lectures, we will be holding a cocktail reception, giving you the opportunity to network with the speakers and other attendees.

Join us for a night of stimulating science and great conversation.

Space is limited, so please RSVP for AAAS Local: Toronto today!


September 26, 2013


Royal Ontario Museum -- RBC Glass Room

100 Queens Park  
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada


7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET

7 p.m. ET - registration

7:15 p.m. ET - lectures

7:45 - 9 p.m. ET - catered reception