The 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting Will Convene Virtually

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Dear Colleague: It is difficult to believe that just a short time after we gathered in Seattle for the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in February, our world changed in immeasurable ways. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, AAAS leadership and staff have been monitoring the conditions and evaluating several

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VIRTUAL MEDIA, WEEK 8: RETURNING OUTDOORS

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VIRTUAL MEDIA, WEEK 8: RETURNING OUTDOORS In the final week of the Virtual Paperless Media Program, we will explore the natural environment and our interactions with it. Drawing on themes discussed in previous weeks, we will consider ways to address the challenges ahead. Our format each week is as follows:

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VIRTUAL MEDIA, WEEK 7: ENCOURAGING MOVEMENT

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VIRTUAL MEDIA, WEEK 7: ENCOURAGING MOVEMENT Progress is a combination of the tools we are given and our drive to create. This week, we’ll explore physical movement, energy, and invention. Our format each week is as follows: Short-form videos on Mondays Podcasts on Wednesdays Documentaries on Fridays Monday, May 4,

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VIRTUAL MEDIA, WEEK 6: UNDERSTANDING SENSATION

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VIRTUAL MEDIA, WEEK 6: UNDERSTANDING SENSATION Similarities in perception can be found throughout the living world. This week, we’ll explore sensory behaviors and reactions to sensational experiences. Our format each week is as follows: Short-form videos on Mondays Podcasts on Wednesdays Documentaries on Fridays Monday, April 27, 1-3 PM ET:

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VIRTUAL MEDIA, WEEK 5: EXPERIENCING SURPRISES

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VIRTUAL MEDIA, WEEK 5: EXPERIENCING SURPRISES Traditional definitions of science and research may at first leave little room for surprises. This week, we explore the connection between curiosity and inspiration, and highlight unconventional scientific projects. Our format each week is as follows: Short-form videos on Mondays Podcasts on Wednesdays Documentaries

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VIRTUAL MEDIA, WEEK 4: ISSUES OF CONSCIENCE

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VIRTUAL MEDIA, WEEK 4: ISSUES OF CONSCIENCE Scientific and technological research projects are pursued with ethical codes relating to how facts and discoveries are accepted, communicated, and reinforced. This week, we’ll explore the concept of truth and other issues of conscience faced by the scientific community writ large, providing insights

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VIRTUAL PAPERLESS MEDIA, WEEK 3: BUILDING COMMUNITIES

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VIRTUAL PAPERLESS MEDIA, WEEK 3: BUILDING COMMUNITIES Some communities are chosen deliberately while others are convenient. This week, we’ll explore some of the different ways that humans and other creatures connect. Our format each week is as follows: Short-form videos on Mondays Podcasts on Wednesdays Documentaries on Fridays Monday, April

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VIRTUAL PAPERLESS MEDIA, WEEK 2: LIFE INDOORS

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VIRTUAL PAPERLESS MEDIA, WEEK 2: LIFE INDOORS There are many reasons why someone might need to spend an extensive amount of time indoors. This week, we’ll explore different ways that people understand, react, and re-envision their constructed environments. Our format from this week onwards will be: Short-form videos on Mondays

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NEW DEADLINE FOR SESSION PROPOSALS: JULY 14

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NEW DEADLINE FOR SESSION PROPOSALS: JULY 14 In response to the community focus on COVID-19, the scientific session proposal submission date has been extended until July 14, 2020. With the shifting timeline in mind, we need committed reviewers to assist in evaluating session proposal in a prompt manner. Full information

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VIRTUAL PAPERLESS MEDIA, WEEK 1: HUMANITY MATTERS

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VIRTUAL PAPERLESS MEDIA, WEEK 1: HUMANITY MATTERS There has been much discussion about the impact of humanity, both in a societal sense and on the environment. To kick off this series, we would like to discuss what makes us human, and the impacts of humanity across imagination, invention, sensitivity, and

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