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Flattening the World: Building a Global Knowledge Society (2012 Highlights)

The 2012 meeting theme—Flattening the World: Building a Global Knowledge Society—focused the program on the complex, interconnected challenges of the 21st century and on pathways to global solutions through international, multidisciplinary efforts.

Nina Federoff
AAAS President during the 2012 Annual Meeting

2012 Highlights

Opening Ceremony with President's Address
Watch the President's Address by Nina Fedoroff, now the Chair of the AAAS Board of Directors Distinguished, Visiting Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and Evan Pugh Professor, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Plenary Speakers
View video of and presentations from plenary lectures by Mike Lazaridis, Ismail Serageldin, and Frans de Waal, and a plenary panel featuring James Hansen, Olivia Judson, and Hans Rosling, moderated by Frank Sesno.

Browse the Program
Read the list and schedule of 2012 events.

Meeting Images
Please contact us for information about images from the 2012 Annual Meeting. 2012 Annual Meeting photography was provided by Karras Photo.

Family Science Days and Meet the Scientists Series
Spanning Saturday and Sunday at the Annual Meeting, a unique community science showcase offered an array of hands-on demonstrations and other family and child friendly activities as well as interactive opportunities with leading scientists and engineers.