About the AAAS Annual Meeting

Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary science society, fulfilling its mission to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people through a broad array of initiatives focused on communication, public engagement, education, scientific responsibility, public policy, and science diplomacy.

Each year, the community of leading scientists, educators, policymakers, and journalists gathers to discuss cutting-edge developments in science, technology, and policy. Next AAAS Annual Meeting will convene online and in-person in Washington D.C., March 2-5, 2023 and will feature groundbreaking multi-disciplinary research – research that advances knowledge and responds to the needs of humanity. The meeting will include Scientific Sessions, Workshops, 10-minute Lightning Talks, E-poster Sessions, international Expo Hall, and more!

2023 Meeting theme: Science for Humanity

The scientific endeavor aims to provide findings, models, tools, and advances to better understand and address the myriad complex challenges facing society. Meeting this goal requires collective objectivity determined by a wealth of individual and diverse perspectives and experiences—a sample as broad as the diversity of disciplines in the scientific endeavor itself.  

Highlighting the importance and just integration of our multiplicity, the 2023 AAAS Annual Meeting will feature groundbreaking multi-disciplinary research – research that advances knowledge and responds to the needs of humanity.  Drawing from work ranging from astronomy to zoology, the program committee seeks proposals that highlight breakthroughs in science and technology and, in particular, those that incorporate the importance of diversity – in its investigators, subjects of study, and translational implications.

AAAS is committed to making the Annual Meeting an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. View Our Policies
AAAS is committed to making the Annual Meeting an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. View Our Policies