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Forum on Science & Technology Policy

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, session and lecture - plus all meals and entry into 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



Program Highlights


Keynotes will highlight issues such as:

  • Why Society Needs Science and Science Needs Society
  • Fostering A New Generation of Scientists
  • As Science and Technology Respond, How Policy Can Keep Pace

Session topics include:

  • State of the Scientific Research Enterprise in 2019
  • Accelerating Scientific Innovation Systems
  • Who Sets the Research Agenda?
  • Improving Our Future Research Culture to Strengthen Science

Participatory sessions include:

  • National Security and Science
  • Societal Implications of AI
  • Promoting Trust in Science

For Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring opportunities at the 2019 Forum, please contact Nicolle Rutledge by email at

For Press

For Press registration, please contact Media by email at