Skip to main content

Making the Most of the AAAS 2018 Annual Meeting!

AAAS membership booth 2017
AAAS Members get professional photos at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting. | Credit: Boston Atlantic Photography

The AAAS Annual Meeting draws in thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts from all over the world. While there are myriad activities available to attendees, there are a few that AAAS members specifically should be aware of.

In Austin

If you'll be at the meeting, make sure to take advantage of these opportunities. 

Laugh Out Loud

AAAS Membership is pleased to host a Science Comedy Night for all Annual Meeting attendees. Join us for an evening of science related humor featuring two science comedians, Kasha Patel and Adam Ruben. Beverages will be available for purchase.

Thursday, February 15, 8:00 pm
Theater H, The Hilton, Sixth Floor

AAAS t-shirt
AAAS 2018 Annual Meeting commemorative t-shirt.

Visit the Membership Booth in the AAAS Pavilion  

  • Enter to Win Apple Air Pods: It’s easy! Take a selfie and post it on Facebook or Twitter using #AAASmtgSelfie. See a membership representative for complete rules. 
  • Get a Professional Headshot: If you’re a AAAS member, take your online presence to the next level. Come by the AAAS Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall and have a professional photographer take your picture. This opportunity can help you make a great impression online. No appointment needed.
  • Learn About your Member Benefits: Make the most of your membership by taking discounted courses, getting deals from our partners, and joining the AAAS Sections that match your interests. 
  • Renew Your Membership: Renew your membership at the booth during the meeting and receive a commemorative t-shirt. Only available at the booth during the Exhibit Hall hours.


Remote Participation

Even if you won't be there in person, there are still ways to participate.

Live Streaming

All of the Plenary Lectures will be live streamed. More information will be available soon on

Follow Along on Social Media

Take part in almost any session virtually by following the #AAASmtg hashtag. 

Interact with the AAAS Member Community

Use the AAAS Member Community to connect with other AAAS members who will be attending the meeting to grow your network. Access to the community—which is on Trellis, a social platform for scientists and science enthusiasts—is already part of your AAAS membership. Simply use your AAAS login to access the site.