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Forum on Science & Technology Policy

The annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy is the conference for people interested in public policy issues facing the science, engineering, and higher education communities. Since 1976, it has been the place where insiders go to learn what is happening and what is likely to happen in the coming year on the federal budget and the growing number of policy issues that affect researchers and their institutions. Come to the Forum, learn about the future of S&T policy, and meet the people who will shape it. Read about the 2017 Forum.

Who Should Attend?

Scientists and engineers, research administrators, industrial R&D managers, policymakers, association officials, federal grant recipients, students, science diplomats, government affairs specialists, public affairs officers, science writers, and others with an interest in the intersection of policy with science and technology.

Included With Registration

  • Full admission to every workshop, discussion and speech - plus all meals and a ticket to the William D. Carey Lecture and Reception & Networking Event
  • Valuable policy and budget information you can't find anywhere else
  • Opportunities to meet and hear from key decision makers on science and technology policy
  • Access to information about policies that are likely to influence your work, researchers, and institutions

Registration Fees

Registrant Category

Rates for members in good standing
Become a Member
Includes a one year membership
Rates for all other attendees
Professional $580 $680 $680
Student / Postdoc $285 $335 $335
Current AAAS S&T Policy Fellow $400  N/A N/A 

One Day Rates



Thursday or Friday



For Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring opportunities at the 2018 Forum, please contact Nicolle Rutledge by email at

For Press

For Press registration, please contact Media by email at