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AAAS Annual Meeting General Information

Contact AAAS Meetings Staff

Newsroom HQ:
Vancouver Convention Centre
Room 221

Thursday,
16 February

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday - Sunday,
17 - 19 February

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday,
20 February

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST)

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News Briefings

Webcast Schedule

All of the press briefings held at the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting will be accessible via a live webcast, as a service to reporters. The webcasting schedule is provided below. Log onto the live webcast page a few minutes before each event. Start times are all Pacific Standard Time (PST). Reporters only will be able to submit questions online during the news briefings.

News briefing titles are provided below. For details about each event, registered reporters can log onto the embargoed news briefings schedule within the virtual newsroom.


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Thursday, 16 February

9:00 a.m. - Biologging and Marine Protected Areas
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10:00 a.m. - Archaeoacoustics: The Sounds of the Past
[ WATCH ] [ LISTEN ] [ Download mp3 ]

11:00 a.m. - Science Translational Medicine paper
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12:00 p.m. - Hydraulic Fracturing: A New Report
[ WATCH ] [ LISTEN ] [ Download mp3 ]

UPDATE, 07-24-12: ScienceInsider reports: "Fracking Report Criticized for Apparent Conflict of Interest"

1:00 p.m. - Cookstoves: Reducing the Global Loss of Life
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Friday, 17 February

9:00 a.m. - Early Experiences, Lifelong Effects
[ WATCH ] [ LISTEN ] [ Download mp3 ]

10:00 a.m. - Digital Tools to Help Save Endangered Languages
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11:00 a.m. - Dr. Bruce Alberts Q&A on H5N1 Avian Influenza
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11:00 a.m. - Things That Go Bump
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1:00 p.m. - Life in the Pressure Cooker: Evolution at the Bottom of the Ocean
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2:00 p.m. - A "Facebook" for the Microbial World
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3:00 p.m. - Improving on Mother Nature: Artificial Leaves, Enhanced Photosynthesis
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Saturday, 18 February

8:45 a.m. - Late Talkers: A Global Survey
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10:00 a.m. - Acid-Washed Genes in Ocean Ecosystems
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11:00 a.m. - Emerging Risks in the Global Food System
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12:00 p.m. - The Future of the World's Oceans
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1:00 p.m. - The Language of Bodies
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2:00 p.m. - Forest Fires in Canada and Beyond
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Sunday, 19 February

9:00 a.m. - Autism: Genetic, Epigenetic, & Environmental Factors
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10:00 a.m. - Sick Seas, Marine Life and Human Health
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11:00 a.m. - Obesity by the Numbers
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12:00 p.m. - Meat without Animals: Test-tube Burgers and More
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1:00 p.m. - Planning for Sea-Level Change
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Monday, 20 February

8:00 a.m. - Mastering Production of Medical Isotopes
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For additional information, contact Earl Lane (elane@aaas.org) or Katharine Zambon (kzambon@aaas.org).