Social & Networking Events


In addition to breaking research news, the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting offers a full roster of social and networking opportunities for Newsroom registrants.

The following events will be part of the Newsroom events lineup:


AAAS Press Breakfast and Briefing

11 February 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM

The breakfast briefing will be held in the Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson Room. For registered reporters only.


International Reporters Reception

11 February 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

AAAS welcomes international reporters with a special reception in the Omni Shoreham, Diplomat Ballroom.

Note: Meeting press badges are required.


Institute for Basic Science Press Breakfast

12 February 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

This networking and information opportunity, sponsored by Institute for Basic Science, will be held in the Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1.


Kavli Foundation Journalism Roundtable

12 February 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Winners of the 2015 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards will be invited to a special luncheon in their honor, hosted by The Kavli Foundation, to include a moderated roundtable discussion in the Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1.


WFSJ/Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

12 February 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Newsroom registrants are invited to this social event, sponsored by Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, to be held in the Marriott Wardman Park, Stone's Throw Restaurant.


AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

12 February 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

All newsroom registrants are invited to the awards reception and ceremony at The National Zoo. The awards have been endowed by The Kavli Foundation.

Note: Meeting press badges are required.


Helmholtz Association Press Breakfast

13 February 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

This networking and information opportunity, sponsored by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, will be held in the Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1.


Wine and Cheese Reception - Nanyang Technological University

13 February 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Newsroom registrants are invited to this social event, sponsored by Nanyang Technological University, to be held in the Marriott Wardman Park, Stone's Throw Restaurant.


Science Writers Party

13 February, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The D.C. Science Writers Association (DCSWA) will host an evening party for Newsroom registrants at the National Press Club.


Newsroom Danish and Coffee

14 February 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

As a courtesy to Newsroom registrants, we will provide a light breakfast on a first come, first served basis in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Maryland C.


EurekAlert! Reception

14 February 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All newsroom registrants are invited to the EurekAlert! reception in the Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1.