STPF Guide to the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting

We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting! Here are sessions that are led by fellows and/or related to science in policy and science communication.

Wednesday, February 15

1:00 -7:00pm
(Target Audience: Undergraduate & Graduate Students)
Fairfax A (Sheraton Boston Hotel)

Communication Session: AAAS Science Film Showcase

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline MA

Thursday, February 16

Communication Session:Who’s Your Audience?
9:00-10:30am
Room 302 (Hynes Convention Center)

Policy Session: How to Connect Science with Policy across the Globe: Landscape Analysis
10:30am-12:00pm
Constitution Ballroom B (Sheraton Boston Hotel) 

Public Engagement Session: Scientist Motivations, Support, and Challenges for Public Engagement
11:00am-12:30pm
Room 302 (Hynes Convention Center)

Public Engagement Session: The Online Scientist: Social Media and Public Engagement
2:30-4:00pm
Room 302 (Hynes Convention Center)

Friday, February 17

STPF Exhibit in AAAS Pavillion
9:30am-5:00pm

Policy Session: Gun Violence Research in the United States: Public Health and Policy Needs
8:00-9:30am
Room 304 (Hynes Convention Center)

Fellow Session: Modified Policy for a Genetically Modified World
8:00-9:30am
R. Alta Charo, 1988-89 Executive Branch Fellow at U.S. Agency for International Development
Jennifer Kuzma, 1997-98 Executive Branch Fellow at U.S. Department of Agriculture
Room 302 (Hynes Convention Center)

Fellow Session: Science Policy in Transition: What to Expect in 2017 and Beyond
8:00-9:30am
Robert Cook-Deegan, 1982-83 Legislative Branch Fellow sponsored by the Office of Technology Assessment
Room 311 (Hynes Convention Center)

Policy Session: A New Blueprint for the Ethics and Principles of Science Policymaking
10:00-11:30am
Room 202 (Hynes Convention Center)

Communication Session: Bringing Scholarly Communication into the 21st Century
10:00-11:30am
Room 311 (Hynes Convention Center)
10:00-11:30am
Room 310 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
10:00-11:30am
Room 313 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
10:00-11:30am
Room 203 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
10:00-11:30am
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
10:00-11:30am
Room 302 (Hynes Convention Center)
    
10:00-11:30am
Room 312 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
10:30-11:30am
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
12:00-1:00pm
Room 312 (Hynes Convention Center)
R. Alta Charo, 1988-89 Executive Branch Fellow at U.S. Agency for International Development
 
12:00-1:00pm
Room 208 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
1:00-2:30pm
Room 302 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
1:00-2:30pm
Room 310 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
1:00-2:30pm
David Reidmiller, 2010-11 Legislative Branch Fellow sponsored by the American Meteorological Society 2011-12 Executive Branch Fellow at State
Room 313 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
1:00-2:30pm
Norine Noonan, 1982-83 Legislative Branch Fellow sponsored by American Chemical Society
Room 202 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
Reddit Ask Me Anything, Day One    
1:00-3:00pm
Exhibit Hall C
 
1:30-1:45pm
Room 308 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
1:30-2:30pm
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)
Joshua Henkin, 2004-06 Executive Branch Fellow at U.S. Department of Defense
 
1:45-2:00pm
Room 308 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
3:00-4:00pm
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
3:00-4:00pm
Room 208 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
 
3:00-4:30pm
Room 313 (Hynes Convention Center)
William Moomaw, 1975-76 Legislative Branch Fellow sponsored by AAAS
 
3:00-4:30pm
Room 304 (Hynes Convention Center)
Kerri-Ann Jones, 1985-86 Executive Branch Fellow at U.S. Agency for International Development

Saturday, February 18

STPF Exhibit in AAAS Pavillion
9:30am-5:00pm
    
Policy Session: Accelerating Low-Carbon Innovation Through Policy
8:00-9:30am
Room 311 (Hynes Convention Center)

Policy Session: Privacy, Security, and Policy in the Wake of the Apple/FBI Debate
8:00-9:30am
Room 210 (Hynes Convention Center)

Policy Session: Scientific Advice Mechanisms for Policy
8:00-9:30am
Room 310 (Hynes Convention Center)

Fellow SessionCommunity-Scientist Partnerships: Bridging the Gap Between Communities and Science
9:00-10:00am
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)
Melanie Roberts, 2006-07 Legislative Branch Fellow sponsored by AAAS, 2007-08 Executive Branch Fellow at National Science Foundation

Fellow SessionCommunity-Based Social, Ecological, and Health Assessments
10:00-11:30am

Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)
Wendy Heiger-Bernays, 2015-16 Executive Branch Fellow at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Maryann Cairns, 2015-17 Executive Branch Fellow at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Margaret Murphy, 2015-17 Executive Branch Fellow at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Public EngagementGlobal Conference Start-Ups: Inclusive Science and Society Engagement
10:00-11:30am
Room 304 (Hynes Convention Center)

Policy SessionThe Role of Values in Delivering Science Advice for Policy
10:00-11:30am
Room 311 (Hynes Convention Center)

Policy Session: A Kaleidoscope of Public Policy Engagement
10:30-11:30am
Room 208 (Hynes Convention Center)

Policy SessionPathways for Scientist Participation in Policymaking
10:30-11:30am
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)

Family Science Day and Meet the Scientists Day One

11:00am-4:00pm

Exhibit Hall D (Hynes Convention Center)

Communication SessionMind the Gaps: Wikipedia as a Tool to Connect Scientists and the Public
12:00-1:00pm
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)

Reddit Ask Me Anything Day Two    1:00-3:00pm
Exhibit Hall C (Hynes Convention Center)

Fellow Session: Genomic and Health Data: Global Sharing and Local Governance
1:00-2:30pm
Room 309 (Hynes Convention Center)
Robert Cook-Deegan, 1982-83 Legislative Branch Fellow sponsored by the Office of Technology Assessment 

Communication SessionThink Global, Act Local: Science Diplomacy, Communication, and Advocacy
1:00-2:30pm
Room 310 (Hynes Convention Center)

Communication SessionBeyond the Lecture: When Informal Science Communication Is More Effective
1:30-2:30pm
Room 208 (Hynes Convention Center)

Policy SessionMaking Sense of an Abundance of Knowledge to Inform Policymaking
3:00-4:30pm
Room 202 (Hynes Convention Center)

Policy SessionSustainability in the Changing Arctic: Interdisciplinary Insights for Policy
3:00-4:30pm
Room 313 (Hynes Convention Center)

Communication SessionThe Power and Perils of the News Media in the Use of Scientific Evidence
3:00-4:30pm
Room 312 (Hynes Convention Center)

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Reception    6:30-8:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Sheraton Boston Hotel)

Sunday, February 19

9:30am-5:00pm
 
8:00-9:30am
Room 313 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
Opportunities in Science Policy: AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
9:00-10:00am
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)
Alumni Fellows: 
Erika Clesceri, Executive Branch Fellow, 2004-06, U.S. Agency for International Development
David W. Szymanski, 2008-09 Geological Society of America Congressional Fellow Office of Senator Jon Tester (D-MT),
    
10:00-11:30am
Room 313 (Hynes Convention Center)
Philip Shapira, 1986-87 Legislative Branch Fellow sponsored by the Office of Technology Assessment 
 
10:00-11:30am
Room 210 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
10:00-11:30am
Room 304 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
10:30-11:30am
Room 208 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
Family Science Day and Meet the Scientists Day Two     11:00am-4:00pm
Exhibit Hall D (Hynes Convention Center)
 
1:00-2:30pm
Room 202 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
1:00-2:30pm
Room 203 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
1:00-2:30pm
Room 310 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
Reddit Ask Me Anything, Day Three    1:00-3:00pm
Exhibit Hall C (Hynes Convention Center)
 
1:30-2:30pm
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
3:00-4:00pm
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)
Astrid Caldas, 2013-14 Executive Branch Fellow at U.S. Agency for International Development
Don Engel, 2006-07 Legislative Branch Fellow sponsored by American Physical Society
Samantha White, 2014-16 Executive Branch Fellow at National Institutes of Health
 
3:00-4:30pm
Room 309 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
3:00-4:30pm
Room 312 (Hynes Convention Center)
Barbara Natalizio, 2015-17 Executive Branch Fellow at National Science Foundation
 
3:00-4:30pm
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
3:00-4:30pm
Room 302 (Hynes Convention Center)
Melinda Gormley, 2016-16 Executive Branch Fellow at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
5:00-6:00pm
Ballroom BC (Hynes Convention Center)
 
6:30-8:00pm
Back Bay D (Sheraton Boston Hotel)

Monday, February 20

9:00-10:30am
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)
 
9:00-10:30am
Room 310 (Hynes Convention Center)