Section Meetings

AAAS members are encouraged to organize Sections to promote intellectual, advocacy, professional, and other kinds of interest groups.

While AAAS does not guarantee panel/presentation allotments for its Sections at the annual conference, the Association supports Section activities by providing space for meetings or workshops.

Please contact Section Representative Laura Kina at by Oct. 2, 2017 if you wish to schedule a meeting time for your section at the March 29–31, 2018 annual conference, which will be meeting in San Francisco, CA. Please specify your section’s preference for a Th, Fri, or Sat lunchtime slot (12:15-1:15pm) in the conference schedule.

Thank you to all of the continuing sections for submitting your reports in August 2017 on your meeting from last April 2017. Please let the Sections Representative know if there have been any changes in the contact info for the designated representatives/chairs.

If you wish to begin a new section, please send a formal request by Oct. 2, 2017 that includes the following:

  • Names of elected/selected chair (liaison to the Board) and secretary for your section;
  • Mission statement/purpose of your section;
  • Names of members in your section; and
  • Rationale for a section meeting at the annual AAAS meeting.

Please note that new section proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, but new sections who wish to meet at the 2018 conference must apply by Oct 2nd to be considered for the conference program.

Please send your information to the Section Representative Laura Kina at