AAAS Annual Meeting And Science Innovation Exposition

October 28, 1998

Annual Meeting Program

The AAAS Annual Meeting showcases the research of more than 800 scientists and engineers in all areas of science and technology, including policy and education. Topics discussed range from advances in medicine to the latest research in astronomy and physics. The meeting will feature scientific findings that encompass a range of disciplines. More than 125 multidisciplinary sessions featuring more than 500 speakers will include research on topics including Noteworthy speakers include A special seminar, "Powerful Forces in Small Packages - Harnessing the Microbial Genome," will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24. This session, organized by Craig Venter, will examine infectious disease, virology, biological warfare agents and response, DNA and vaccines, gene shuffling, comparative genetics, virulence, cholera and global change, Lyme disease, cell to cell communication, genome engineering, microorganisms in biogeochemical cycling, new antibiotic development, microbial pathogenesis and pathogen discovery, and national policy.

For the complete online program, click here.

Newsroom Registration

To register in the newsroom, go to the onsite newsroom headquarters in the Anaheim Hilton, Fourth Floor, Room Laguna B, starting on January 21. Be sure to bring proper credentials.

Credentials for Newsroom Registration

Registration fees will be waived for working reporters, public information officers, journalism professors and their students, and members of the National Association of Science Writers, the Canadian Science Writers Association, the International Science Writers Association, and the Society of Environmental Journalists. Proof of credentials will be required upon registration.

Reporters - Proper credentials are required to receive a press pass in the AAAS newsroom headquarters. These credentials include: a recognized press card, a current National Association of Science Writers (NASW), Canadian Science Writers Association (CSWA), International Science Writers Association (ISWA), or Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) membership card, a business card clearly showing media affiliation and position (such as editor, writer, producer, reporter, etc.), or a letter on official letterhead from an editor of a publication or a producer of a program certifying that you are covering the conference for their respective organization. (Please note that freelance journalists will need to present such a letter, unless they can show proof of membership in NASW, CSWA, ISWA, or SEJ). Spouses and other guests of journalists cannot register as press and must pay the regular registration fee.

Journalism professors and journalism students - Journalism students and their professors are welcome to register through the newsroom. Proper identification is required at time of registration. Students must present a letter on official letterhead from their journalism professor certifying that they are attending the conference as part of a class activity.

Public Information Officers - Proper credentials include a current National Association of Science Writers or International Science Writers Association membership card or a business card clearly showing position (communications officer, editor, writer, public affairs director, public information specialist, etc.) . Ad sales representatives, publishers, and others must register through the AAAS Meetings Office and pay the registration fee.

Hotel Information

Important note: When making your travel itineraries, please note that the only session scheduled for Tuesday, January 26 is the Forum for School Science. The last news briefing will be held on Monday, January 25.

The official conference hotels for the 1999 meeting are the Anaheim Hilton and the Anaheim Marriott. The newsroom operation will be housed at the Hilton, which is directly across the street from the Marriott. The workshops sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) will be held on Thursday, January 21 at the Marriott.
Go to hotel registration.

Newsroom Hours

The newsroom operation will be located on the fourth floor of the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. It will include news briefings, a workroom equipped with Internet access and computers, and private interview rooms. Newsroom registration will open on Thursday, January 21, at 8 a.m. The hours of operation are as follows:

Thursday, January 21: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, January 22: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 23: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 24: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday, January 25: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, January 26: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

News Briefings

The AAAS News and Information Office organizes over 25 news briefings during the Annual Meeting. A full schedule of briefings will be available on this site in early January.

Special EventsFuture Annual Meetings

2000 Washington, DC; 17-22 February
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham

2001 San Francisco; 15-20 February
San Francisco Hilton / Hotel Nikko

2002 Boston; 14-19 February
Hynes Convention Center / Sheraton Boston / Marriott Copley Place

2003 Denver; 13-18 February 2003
Colorado Convention Center / Adams Mark Denver

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