Developing the AAAS Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting event lasts 5 days, but AAAS staff, the program committee, disciplinary sections, a local committee, and others work hard all year to put on the best event we can! Make sure you don’t miss a deadline—see what’s happening to develop the Annual Meeting all year round.

Major Milestones

  • 2018 Annual Meeting held in Austin
  • February 15–19, 2018
  • 2019 Advance Registration and housing opens
  • August 2018
  • Online program released
  • Early October 2018
  • Advance registration closes
  • Late January 2019
  • 2019 Annual Meeting held in Washington DC
  • February 14–18, 2019

Scientific Sessions and Workshop Proposals and Program Notifications

  • Submission website for
    scientific session proposals opens
  • January 31, 2018
  • Deadline for submitting scientific session and career development workshop proposals
  • April 19, 2018
  • Notification to organizers of scientific sessions proposal acceptance
  • July 10, 2018
  • Notification to coordinators of career workshop acceptance
  • July 17, 2018

Poster Session Abstracts and Program Notification

  • Deadline for poster submission
  • October 18, 2018
  • Notification of poster session acceptance
  • Early November 2018
Registration for the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting will be available in August.