In extraordinary times, the American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS) must come together to
advance science with particular force. This conviction is in the
organization’s DNA. In 1851, AAAS’ third president Alexander
Dallas Bache said, “While science is without organization, it
is without power.” Now, as then, we must work together with
renewed energy across the full spectrum of the scientiRc
enterprise — and across the sectors that advance it.
The scientiRc enterprise embraces a broad spectrum of
activities, from fundamental research to advanced applications.
Academia, government, and industry all perform critical roles
in moving ideas into innovations. The demands of the twenty-Rrst century, including improved access to suVcient food, clean
water, sustainable energy, and health care, can only be met by
accelerating discovery and the translation of discovery into
applications. Robust, sustained investments across the full
spectrum of the scientiRc enterprise are essential for developing
products that improve the human condition and drive economic
growth. We can speed progress by amplifying collaboration
across sectors and disciplines. What new avenues for interaction
between basic and applied research might be explored? How
can we encourage broader participation from every sector and
demographic to meet today’s needs and to help invent the future?
Call for Session Proposals
Session proposals for the 2018 AAAS Annual
Meeting are now being solicited.
Deadline for submission: April 20, 2017
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE