Developing the AAAS Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting event lasts 4 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

  • 2019 Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC
  • February 14–17, 2019
  • 2020 Advance Registration and housing opens
  • August 2019
  • Online program released
  • Early October 2019
  • Advance registration closes
  • Late January 2020
  • 2020 Annual Meeting held in Seattle, WA
  • February 13–16, 2020

Scientific Sessions and Workshop Proposals and Program Notifications

  • Submission website for
    scientific session proposals opens
  • February 17, 2019
  • Deadline for submitting scientific session and career development workshop proposals
  • April 18, 2019
  • Notification to organizers of scientific sessions proposal acceptance
  • July 2019
  • Notification to coordinators of career workshop acceptance
  • July 2019

Poster Session Abstracts and Program Notification

  • Deadline for poster submission
  • October 17, 2019
  • Notification of poster session acceptance
  • Early November 2019
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