Social & Networking Events

In addition to breaking research news, the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting offers a full roster of social and networking opportunities for Newsroom registrants. Please check here for updates related to social and networking events.

Press Breakfast with AAAS President Steven Chu and AAAS CEO Sudip Parikh
Thursday, 13 February 7:45 AM — 8:30 AM
Washington State Convention Center, Level 2, Room 2AB

Get a preview of the AAAS President’s Address with Nobel Laureate Steven Chu and hear about opportunities and challenges in the science-society relationship with AAAS CEO Sudip Parikh.

Note: This event is open to AAAS newsroom registrants only.

Press Breakfast: Future of Medicine: Body, Heal Thyself
Friday, 14 February 7:45 AM — 8:45 AM
Washington State Convention Center, Level 2, Room 2AB
Sponsored by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Does the future of medicine hinge on rigging the body to cure itself? Find out how Fred Hutch scientists are reengineering cells to fight HIV, cancer and other diseases. The team that harnessed the immune system to cure previously uncurable cancers will give the latest on new technology, approaches and scientific understanding that’s allowing medical advances that were inconceivable just 5 years ago. You’ll walk away understanding how technology is helping us harness the immune system to revolutionize how diseases are treated, and what everyone needs to know about how to best make next-generation cures accessible to all.

Note: This event is open to AAAS newsroom registrants only.

AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards Ceremony
Friday, 14 February 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N

All newsroom registrants are invited to the awards reception and ceremony at the Pacific Science Center. Shuttle-bus transportation will be provided. These international awards, endowed by The Kavli Foundation, honor distinguished reporting on science by professional journalists.

Note: This event is open to AAAS newsroom registrants only. Please wear your newsroom badge to the event.

Environmental Journalists of Color Meetup
Saturday, 15 February 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center, Level 2, Room 2AB

Do you identify as a journalist of color? Are you interested in improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices in the media business? Do you believe that covering the environment is critical in the current moment? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, please come and hang with some of the working journalists in the Environmental Journalists of Color network. The network is in its infancy, but the idea is to forge a group that connects in person, supports one another’s work, and builds up the talent pipeline for more journalists of color. Hosted by Grist, the nonprofit environmental media organization, this session will be an informal meetup for working journalists and writers of color, as well as allies.

75th Anniversary Reception: AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards
Saturday, 15 February 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center, Level 4 Galleria

Help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards with wine, cheese and good conversation.

Note: This event is open to all meeting registrants.

Night Out at the Museum – Science Writers Event
Saturday, 15 February 6:30 PM — 10:30 PM
Burke Museum of National History and Culture, 4300 15th Ave. NE

The Northwest Science Writers Association present NIGHT OUT AT THE MUSEUM, hosted by the University of Washington and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. NSWA members and AAAS newsroom registrants are invited to enjoy an evening of food, drink, networking, museum exhibits, and short science demos and talks at the recently renovated Burke. AAAS attendees should plan to wear their newsroom badges to the event.

Note: AAAS newsroom registrants should wear newsroom badge to the event.