Event: AAAS Conference – Science and Technology from a Global Perspective

AAAS This year’s annual AAAS meeting is in Boston Feb 14 – Feb 18. The theme is Science and Technology from a Global Perspective.

Each year at the AAAS Annual Meeting, science and technology professionals-from across disciplines and around the world-gather to discuss new research, emerging trends, and exciting new possibilities.

Some of the headlining speakers:
Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation
Climate Change Adaptation: The Next Great Challenge for the Developing World

Nicholas Negroponte
One Laptop per Child

Nina V. Fedoroff, Special Adviser, Science and Technology, U.S. Department of State
Making the World Flat: Science and Technology in the Developing World

A few Topical Lectures

Angela M. Belcher, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
From Nature and Back Again: Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, Electronics, and the Environment

Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Professor of Food, Nutrition, and Public Policy, Cornell University
Science and Policy Priorities for the Global Food System

Lawrence Susskind, Professor of Urban and Envioronmental Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Strengthening the Global Environmental Treaty-Making System

Plenary Panel on Global Health Challenges promises to be outstanding.
Chaired by David Baltimore, with Jim Yong Kim, Director of FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at HSPH, Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Timothy Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund

Advanced Registration Rates

More on AAAS
Here’s their mission. Fabulous.

  • Enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public;
  • Promote and defend the integrity of science and its use;
  • Strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise;
  • Provide a voice for science on societal issues;
  • Promote the responsible use of science in public policy;
  • Strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce;
  • Foster education in science and technology for everyone;
  • Increase public engagement with science and technology; and
  • Advance international cooperation in science.