American Association for the Advancement of Science 2019 Annual Meeting

Published: 13 March 2018

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest multidisciplinary science gathering, with exciting scientific sessions, renowned speakers, and valuable networking opportunities. Scientific session and career development workshop proposals are now being accepted for the AAAS Annual Meeting. The 2019 meeting will take place February 14 to 17, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

The 2019 meeting theme—Science Transcending Boundaries—explores ways science is bringing together people, ideas, and solutions from across real and artificial borders, disciplines, sectors, ideologies, and traditions. They especially welcome proposals specifically addressing the interdisciplinary research challenges of:

  • infection control (in addition to “traditional” medical research into antimicrobial resistance, also addressing how the social sciences are used to understand how populations interact with the issue)
  • living with environmental change (including how engineering, physics, earth and social sciences, finance, and politics can help us as a species to successfully adapt)
  • plastics and other waste (e.g., not just the scale of its spread and impact, but alternate technologies, reclamation, etc., incorporating a mix of the physical, life and social sciences)
  • food security (not just agricultural productivity, but food storage and distribution through transportation networks, better designed cities, reduced packaging and waste, and faster transit times from farm to fork)
  • meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (e.g., including international capacity building in research and education)
  • research in areas “beyond sovereign governments”: deep oceans, upper atmosphere, space, polar regions (international collaboration, engineering, physics).