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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 2016 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 Member Become a Member Non-Member
Professional $550 $650 $650
Student / Postdoc $275 $325 $325
Retired $275 $325 $325
Current AAAS S&T Policy Fellow $275 N/A N/A
One Day Rates      
Thursday or Friday $350 N/A $400


For Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at the 2017 Forum, please contact Bethany Spencer by phone at (202) 326-6601 or by email at