Social Media Policy

Live-tweeting and sharing of AAAS Annual Meeting content on social media is welcomed as a way to spread information throughout social networks. For Twitter, please consider using the AAAS Annual Meeting hashtag #AAASmtg.

The AAAS Annual Meeting provides an international forum where scientific information is communicated among diverse fields, as well as more broadly among scientists, the media, policymakers, and the public. The AAAS mission is to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.”

Please note that Annual Meeting content is under embargo until the time of the scientific session, poster session, or lecture, or the related news briefing (whichever comes first). Therefore, the substantive research content of events (i.e., the “news punch lines”) should be communicated online only when that research information is presented, during the scientific session or related news briefing.

If a meeting speaker does not wish to have his/her research shared by Twitter, Facebook, or other social networks, he/she should make an announcement before and during his/her presentation. Courtesy in communications is encouraged by AAAS. (Speakers should be aware that most AAAS Annual Meeting events are open to the news media, and some are open to the public. AAAS strongly encourages compliance with speaker requests regarding social-media sharing but cannot guarantee it.)

Concerns and questions about this policy should be directed to AAAS Meetings staff at

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