Attend a Town Hall Meeting
May
29
Jun 5

Attend a Town Hall Meeting

Attend a town hall meeting during the Congressional recess and speak up for science!  Meet your neighbors and influence your policymakers!

Eighth Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

Eighth Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall

  • Across from the National Museum of African American History & Culture

This free public stargazing event is organized by Dr. Donald Lubowich, Coordinator of Astronomy Outreach at Hofstra University.  The Astronomy Festival on the National Mall (AFNM) will feature solar, optical, and radio telescope observations of the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn; hands-on activities, demonstrations, hand-outs, posters, banners, and videos; a planetarium show with a portable blow-up dome, speakers from scientific and educational organization, and a chance to mingle with astronomers.

Lecture: Joining Forces to Protect the Future of Agriculture and the Planet
Jun
15
4:00 pm16:00

Lecture: Joining Forces to Protect the Future of Agriculture and the Planet

  • AAAS Headquarters

Please join us for the 2017 Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto. Dr. Fraley will address the need for collaboration and disruptive innovation to meet the world’s food security and environmental challenges, with a collective push for increased R&D funding and better communication with society about science-related issues.

We’ll see you at at Awesome Con
Jun
16
Jun 18

We’ll see you at at Awesome Con

Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con. It is a place for fans of popular culture. At its heart, Awesome Con is a comic-con that embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids.

FIRST.Global STEM Robotics Event at DAR Constitution Hall
Jul
16
Jul 18

FIRST.Global STEM Robotics Event at DAR Constitution Hall

  • DAR Constitution Hall

FIRST Global is launching the world’s first international robot olympics for high school students, with nearly 160 nations each committed to sending one team to represent their country. It is through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that the growing minds of tomorrow can address the world’s most pressing matters to secure prosperous livelihoods for all nations.

Science Diplomacy & Leadership Workshop 2017
Sep
10
Sep 16

Science Diplomacy & Leadership Workshop 2017

  • AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy

This first-of-its-kind course is designed as an immersion experience in the science diplomacy ecosystem of Washington D.C., combining academic lectures, field visits, professional development workshops, networking opportunities and leadership training. Alumni will join a global network of young leaders and innovators reaching across borders to address societal challenges and become agents of change in their countries and sectors. 


PRI's Science Friday: Digesting The White House’s ‘Devastating’ Cuts To Science Funding
May
26
2:00 pm14:00

PRI's Science Friday: Digesting The White House’s ‘Devastating’ Cuts To Science Funding

The numbers have some scientists worried. If Congress passes the budget as it’s written, the National Institutes of Health would lose $7.7 billion, or 22 percent of its entire budget. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science would lose 17 percent of its funding for research into nuclear physics, environmental and biological science, and other programs. And the Department of Agriculture, which funds agricultural research, would lose up to 11 percent of a budget that is already far too small, according to Rush Holt, the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Ecosystem Services: From Concept to Policy
May
19
9:00 am09:00

Ecosystem Services: From Concept to Policy

  • AAAS Headquarters

How can policy decision-making at the national and international levels make better use of our scientific understanding of the services provided to human societies by nature (ecosystem services)? Through a variety of formats, aimed at both theory and practice, this symposium will promote discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of placing monetary value on biodiversity and developing and applying the associated valuation tools.

Evaluation 101 for Human Rights Organizations: Designing Evaluation Studies
May
15
2:00 pm14:00

Evaluation 101 for Human Rights Organizations: Designing Evaluation Studies

  • AAAS Headquarters, Revelle Conference Room

Learn about the key elements of designing a program evaluation.  The presenters will share: how to define the purpose and utility of the evaluation; the relationship between evaluation questions and evaluation designs; and their experience designing and implementing evaluations using an array of approaches. These will include: participatory evaluations using photo-elicitation, mixed methods experimental designs; pre-post tests; social network analysis of rights coalitions; retrospective evaluations, developmental evaluation and case study designs. The presenters will share the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.

Water Diplomacy: Can Global Cooperation Safeguard Our Most Fundamental Resource?
May
12
8:30 am08:30

Water Diplomacy: Can Global Cooperation Safeguard Our Most Fundamental Resource?

  • AAAS Headquarters

Humanity’s ability to adapt to climate change and live sustainably on our planet will largely depend on how well we cooperatively manage our water resources including groundwater, surface water, and oceans. In this symposium, we will explore global water issues that fall under four main themes: resilience, security and cooperation, development, and interconnectivity.

May AAAS Colloquium
May
11
5:00 pm17:00

May AAAS Colloquium

  • AAAS Headquarters

Please join us for the latest installment of the AAAS Colloquium Series: Digital Innovation Through International Research Collaboration: Prospects for U.S.-Japan Research Collaboration.

Neuroscience and Society: The Opioid Epidemic
May
10
5:30 pm17:30

Neuroscience and Society: The Opioid Epidemic

  • AAAS Headquarters, Auditorium

Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with overdoses and deaths caused by prescribed and “street” drugs on the rise. The accelerating abuse of opioids includes not only painkillers that have legitimate uses, but heroin and the synthetic opioid fentanyl as well. The epidemic is not limited to inner city pockets of poverty; small-town America is also overcome by a tsunami of opioid addiction, putting strains on state and local social services and criminal justice systems. Join us for an event that will address the demographics and sociology of the opioid epidemic, the science of opioid addiction, and treatment options. 

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" Screening
Apr
22
6:30 pm18:30

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" Screening

  • AAAS Headquarters

Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortaI human cell line. Join AAAS for a special screening before the HBO premiere.

March for Science
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

March for Science

  • National Mall

Co-hosted with the Earth Day Network, the rally will be a call for politicians to implement science based policies, as well as a public celebration of science and the enormous public service it provides in our democracy, our economy, and in all our daily lives.

2017 National Math Festival
Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

2017 National Math Festival

The National Math Festival brings together some of the most influential mathematicians of our time to inspire and challenge participants to see math in new and exciting ways. Through a day of lectures, hands-on demonstrations, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, children’s book readings, and more, we bring out unexpected sides of mathematics for everyone, from toddlers to adults of all ages.

The National Math Festival is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. There are also events at dozens of science museums around the U.S. and More Math! games and resources online.

Learn more

An Evening with John Holdren — SOLD OUT
Apr
21
5:30 pm17:30

An Evening with John Holdren — SOLD OUT

  • AAAS Headquarters

Dr. John P. Holdren is the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Kennedy School of Government and Professor of Environmental Science and Policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. 

AAAS Communicating Science Workshop
Apr
21
1:30 pm13:30

AAAS Communicating Science Workshop

  • AAAS Headquarters

The AAAS Communicating Science Workshop is specifically designed to address the needs of scientists and engineers to communicate scientific or technical information.

Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit
Apr
21
Apr 23

Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit

The Summit will commence on Friday morning, April 21, with a plenary opening welcome by Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton.  It will include key speakers – led by Stanford’s Gretchen Daily – who will tell stories about the value of nature for humanity across an array of systems (valuation, nature’s impact on human health, nature and human well-being).

Science Diplomacy 2017
Mar
29
8:00 am08:00

Science Diplomacy 2017

  • AAAS Headquarters

In the past year we’ve seen how science and diplomacy are inextricably connected. We encountered the Zika virus, a global health threat that governments must address with concerted international policies. We signed the Paris Agreement and agreed to a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals that will require collaboration across continents. We saw an Executive Order from the new United States administration disrupt the mobility of scientists and the free flow of ideas across the globe. 

At this one-day conference, scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and students from all over the world will come together to grapple with these and other emerging questions of science diplomacy. Join us.

View agenda and register for this event

AAAS 2017 Forum on Science & Technology Policy
Mar
27
Mar 28

AAAS 2017 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.

Learn more and register for the 2017 Forum

#AAASLive chat--What the President's Budget Proposal Means for Science
Mar
22
1:00 pm13:00

#AAASLive chat--What the President's Budget Proposal Means for Science

What Does the President's Budget Proposal Mean for Science? AAAS Live Chat, Wednesday, 3/22, 1 p.m. EDT

Join the next AAAS live chat this Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. EDT, where experts from the AAAS Office of Government Relations will discuss what President Trump's budget request means for science, what comes next, and answer your questions related to the budget process.

Participants include:

  • Joanne Carney, Director of Government Relations, AAAS
  • Matt Hourihan, Director of the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program

The live chat will begin at 1 p.m. EDT on the AAAS Facebook and Twitter accounts. Feel free to post questions in advance with the following hashtag on Twitter: #AAASLive.

In the meantime, you can follow AAAS efforts to stand up for science at www.forceforscience.org.

#AAASLive - Communicating Science
Mar
15
1:00 pm13:00

#AAASLive - Communicating Science

Last week, AAAS CEO Rush Holt participated in an online live chat, where he discussed how AAAS is being a force for science, why we have partnered with the March for Science and the role of science in this era of “alternative-facts.”

Please join the next AAAS live chat this Wednesday at 1pm EDT, where a group of science communication experts will explain why it’s important that scientists engage the public on science, how to engage local, national and international policymakers, and answer any of your other questions related to science communication.

The panel will include:

The live chat will begin at 1 p.m. EDT on the AAAS Facebook and Twitter accounts. Feel free to post questions in advance with the following hashtag on Twitter: #AAASLive.

In the meantime, you can follow AAAS efforts to stand up for science at www.forceforscience.org.

Join AAAS CEO Rush Holt for a Science Policy Live Chat!
Mar
8
1:00 pm13:00

Join AAAS CEO Rush Holt for a Science Policy Live Chat!

Join AAAS CEO Rush Holt for our first weekly Science Policy Live Chat this Wednesday, March 8, at 1:00 PM EST. Rush will discuss how AAAS is being a force for science and answer your questions related to science policy. The live chat will appear at 1PM EST on the AAAS Facebook and Twitter accounts. Feel free to post questions in advance with the following hashtag on Twitter: #SciPolQA

The live chat will continue every Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST and feature a diverse group of experts who will discuss an array of important topics related to science policy.