CFP: AAAS 2017

February 16-20, 2017, Boston, MA

Call for papers

2017 Theme: Serving Society Through Science Policy

To make decisions, societies rely on knowledge and multiple perspectives. Policies both within and outside science should be informed by the best available evidence. Science alone cannot translate knowledge into viable policy options; other factors include societal norms and cultural values. One aspect of science policy is advancing the practice of science: How do we continually improve scientific methods, mechanisms, and outputs to increase the value of science to society? Another aspect of science policy is providing the best available scientific evidence to policymakers, community leaders, and citizens. How can we most effectively provide scientific evidence that informs policy? What are the roles for scientists as individuals and for the scientific enterprise as a whole in the policy landscape? What emerging and established areas of science are essential to future policy decisions?

Proposal Submission

The AAAS Annual Meeting is the most important science venue for the growing segment of scientists and engineers interested in the latest advances and the influence of science and technology on how we live today. Thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, and policymakers interact with one another and with hundreds of members of the national and international media. The growing number of international attendees attests to the increasingly international nature of this gathering. Approximately 150 sessions spread across a dozen tracks are typically presented at the Annual Meeting.

The 2017 meeting will be held February 16-20 in Boston. Scientific session proposals are solicited beginning January 29, 2016. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Decisions will be announced in early July 2016 after the completion of external review and final selection by the AAAS Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee. Proposal organizers are encouraged to be creative and to focus on the uniqueness and interdisciplinary nature of the Annual Meeting.

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Deadline: April 22, 2016

Posted: February 04, 2016