AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting

Dates: February 13 – 17, 2014
Location: Chicago, Illinois

This annual event is one of the most widely recognized global science gatherings, with hundreds of diverse scientific sessions and communication opportunities with broad U.S. and international media coverage.

This year’s theme—Meeting Global Challenges: Discovery and Innovation—will focus on finding sustainable solutions through inclusive, international, and interdisciplinary efforts that are most useful to society and enhance economic growth.

Scientific discovery and innovation are driving solutions to current and future global challenges, including sufficient food, quality healthcare, renewable fuels, and a sustainable environment. Addressing these challenges depends upon international dialogue and discoveries emerging from the convergence of physical, life, engineering, and social sciences in innovative ways that are most useful to society. The scientific program will highlight the increasing interdependence of economic progress and advances in science and technology.

Everyone is welcome at the AAAS Annual Meeting. Those who attend will have the opportunity to choose among a broad range of activities, including plenary and topical lectures by some of the world’s leading scientists and engineers, multidisciplinary symposia, cutting-edge seminars, career development workshops, and an international exhibition. You and your family can also enjoy Family Science Days, a free event open to the public.

The Annual Meeting reflects tremendous efforts from the AAAS sections, divisions, and committees. I also acknowledge the members of the Scientific Program Committee who selected and assembled the many excellent ideas and proposals into this outstanding meeting.