Start a New Section Sections are intended to facilitate the organization and advancement of interest groups within the Association through the provision of meeting times and facilities at the annual conference. To establish a new section, prospective section chairs should send a formal request to the Section Representative that includes the following: Names of elected/selected chair (liaison to the Board) and secretary; Mission statement/purpose; Names of members; and Rationale for a section meeting at the annual AAAS meeting. New sections are encouraged to apply by November 1. Inactive sections may also, periodically, be prompted to submit the same information in order to request continuance. Please reach out to Section Representative Thaomi Michelle Dinh, [email protected] with any questions.