February 12, 2014


Posted by Nick Saab

Written By Nick Saab, AGU Public Affairs

Every year, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) draws thousands of individuals from across the globe to their annual meeting. This year, the event will be held in the Windy City this Thursday, 13 February through Monday, 17 February. The temperature forecast looks to be in the teens. Brrrr.

AM14-logoThe five full days of speakers and sessions run the gamut from revolutions in stem cell research to new data on the birth of our universe – I’ll be attending the majority of the Earth and space sciences sessions.

For all those attending, whether AGU members or not, I encourage you to check out the three “Communicating Science” seminars on Thursday. They’ll cover topics ranging from how scientists can better engage journalists to some tips on the all-important outreach capabilities of social media. Speaking of which, don’t forget to follow us at @AGUSciPolicy, use the hashtag #AAASmtg, and check out our Instagram.

If you’ll be at AAAS and are looking to engage in the policy process and get active at the federal level, leave a message in the comments section below.

Hope to see you there!