2021 AAAS Annual Meeting Timeline

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.

To ensure the safety of program participants, volunteers, and AAAS staff, the 2021 Annual Meeting will convene entirely online, February 8-11, with related pre-released materials available starting in late January.

Major Milestones

  • 2020 Annual Meeting held in Seattle, WA
  • February 13–16, 2020
  • 2021 Advance registration opens
  • November 2020
  • Online program released
  • October 2020
  • 2021 Annual Meeting held online
  • February 8–11, 2021

Scientific Sessions and Workshop Proposals and Program Notifications

  • Submission website for
    scientific session proposals opens
  • February 16, 2020
  • Deadline for submitting scientific session and workshop proposals
  • July 14, 2020
  • Notification to organizers of scientific sessions proposal acceptance
  • August 24, 2020
  • Notification to coordinators of workshop acceptance
  • Late August, 2020

Poster Session Abstracts and Program Notification

  • Deadline for poster submission
  • October 19, 2020
  • Notification of poster session acceptance
  • November 2020

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
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February 8-11, 2021