Speakers and Other Session Participants
Thank you for being part of the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting! This page is for session organizers, speakers, moderators, and other participants in the meeting program. Find important information to help you prepare for your presentation and get the most from your meeting experience.
Speaker Tips and Free Advance One-on-One Consultations
The AAAS Annual Meeting draws an interdisciplinary science audience. While you are likely to have experts in your field attend your talk, you will also have scientists and students from other fields, as well as journalists and science communicators. AAAS recommends speakers check out these tips for ensuring your talk is a success, and the additional resources from the Communicating Science program. We also have quick suggestions for moderators.
AAAS also offers speakers free access to an expert communication consultant in advance of the meeting (this service will not be offered in-person at the meeting this year). Consultants will work with you via Skype to strengthen your presentation style, organization, graphics, and delivery. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this service no later than January 12. Calls will be scheduled between January 16 – February 7. Space is limited.
There are also numerous opportunities for science communication training and discussion at the meeting. These include:
- Communicating Science Seminar
Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:30pm
- Share Your Science: Meeting attendees are encouraged to visit this booth in the Exhibit Hall between 12:00 – 5:00pm on Friday – Sunday, to record short videos (approximately two minutes long) about their work, scientific interests, community activities, or anything else they’d like to share. Staff are available to provide a brief consultation.
- AAAS Communication and Public Engagement Workshops at the Annual Meeting:
These workshops are based on the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology’s Communicating Science Workshops, which have trained more than 5000 people at universities, meetings, and government agencies worldwide since 2008. Sign up when you register for the meeting.