Science, technology, and the future: Panel discussion to be held November 1, 1999

November 01, 1999

Washington, DC (October 22, 1999) - Top thinkers in the world of science and technology will share their visions for the future during a special forum to be held on Monday, November 1, 1999 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Experts will discuss such topics as how to provide basic staples for a growing population, the dangers of chemical and biological warfare, and the commercialization of basic scientific research.

The panelists are a select group. They advise presidents, international heads of state, and boards of major corporations. They represent laboratories, universities, governmental agencies, and scientific organizations. A complete list appears below.

Seating is limited. RSVPs required. Contact: Lynn Fleetwood, lfleetwood@aaas.org or 202-326-6434.

EVENT: Science & Technology for a Changing World
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: AAAS Auditorium
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Metro Station: Metro Center (red, orange and blue lines)


PARTICIPANTS:
The 20th Century has seen an unprecedented explosion in the growth of science and technology, including the information revolution. The Internet is reshaping our world, and scientific innovations hold great promise for medicine and health. The challenges of a global community and the issues of competitiveness are greater than ever. This discussion seeks to examine these issues and help shape their progress.

EDITOR'S NOTE: You must RSVP to attend this forum. Please contact Lynn Fleetwood, 202-326-6434 or lfleetwo@aaas.org.
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American Association for the Advancement of Science

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