Wednesday, January 25, 2006

AAAS Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is to take place on 16–20 February 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri. There will be more than 200 symposia, plenary lectures, topical lectures, seminars and other sessions. It looks like a meeting that will greatly interest people who visit this blog. (I wish I could go!)

Some of the sessions that I think would be especially interesting are listed below:

The "International Challenges" Track:
Whither UNESCO? Science, Poverty, and Peace
Friday, February 17, 2006, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Science and the End of Poverty
Friday, February 17, 2006, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Research on Global Desertification and the Reclamation of Arid Lands
Friday, February 17, 2006, 1:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Mobilizing Science To End Poverty in the Developing World
Friday, February 17, 2006, 1:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Climate Change, Risk Management, and the Next 100 Years
Sunday, February 19, 2006, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Management and Leadership of Multi-Institutional and Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations
Sunday, February 19, 2006, 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Agricultural Biotechnology in the Public Sector: Overcoming Challenges To Reach Developing Country Markets
Sunday, February 19, 2006, 1:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Disasters and Development: Natural Disaster Mitigation and Developing Countries
Sunday, February 19, 2006, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Science and Technology for Economic and Social Development: What Works, and How Do We Know It?
Monday, February 20, 2006, 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Microbial Resistance: A Threat to Global Health
Monday, February 20, 2006, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The "Science Policy" Track:
Evaluating the Evaluators: A Critical Self-Assessment of R&D Evaluation Practices
Friday, February 17, 2006, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Scientists, the Public, and Policy-Makers in Dialogue: Principles and Applications
Friday, February 17, 2006, 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Stem Cells and Society: Assessing a Grand Challenge
Friday, February 17, 2006, 1:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Radical Innovation in Science and Technology: Management and Measures
Friday, February 17, 2006, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Constitutional Principles and Legal Strategies in the Creation and Evolution Debates
Saturday, February 18, 2006, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Challenges from Risk-Risk Trade-Offs
Saturday, February 18, 2006, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Shaping Public Policy: A Case Study on Stem Cell Legislation
Saturday, February 18, 2006, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

The Dichotomy of Intellectual Property as Both an Incentive and an Impediment to Innovation: Are There Better Alternatives?
Sunday, February 19, 2006, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Risk and Society
Sunday, February 19, 2006, 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Particles, Policy, and Public Health
Sunday, February 19, 2006, 1:45 PM - 4:45 PM

How Basic Research in the Social Sciences Improves Public Policy
Monday, February 20, 2006, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Christopher said...

Now if only AAAS would consider hosting a webcast/podcast of the meetings! There are so many lectures that I would love to attend... S&T and economic growth, management and leadership issues in collaborative R&D arangements, just to name the first two that caught my eye!
Alas, a trip to St. Louis for a full-time MA student and WB employee looks like its not in the cards. Hopefully they'll publish the proceedings as soon as things are wrapped up. Previous AAAS conferences I've attended (especially last year's on the Knowledge Economy) were really good about putting material up on the web. Fingers-crossed!
Thanks for sharing the news.