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Topics in Biology Leadership Joseph Travis

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American Institute of Biological Sciences 2013 President Joseph Travis, the AIBS Board of Directors, and AIBS staff, invite leaders of organizations and academic units in the biological sciences to join us in an exploration of topics around the challenges and opportunities for the biological sciences in the 21st century. These conversations will inform the responses to three key questions:

· In order for the life sciences to thrive, what opportunities are too great to miss?

· What transformations in practice and infrastructure need to take place to prepare biology to meet the needs of society?

· What challenges must be overcome to ensure our success?

AIBS has been building the dialog on Topics in Biology Leadership, recently completing a focused study on trends in scholarly organizations. These topics were examined in depth at the 2012 and 2011 meetings of the AIBS Council.

Entering a new phase of inquiry, AIBS leadership is actively reaching out to entrepreneurs, change agents, resource providers, and those individuals who have the greatest depth of knowledge about the issues and the field, to build a better understanding of the dynamics that will ensure the dialog leads to collaborative action on behalf of our scientific community.

We invite all leaders to join us in this dialog. Choose which participatory channel works for you:

(1) To respond to the key questions, you can complete an online form now or speak with a representative from AIBS leadership. We will be conducting interviews and collecting responses through December 1st, 2013.

(2) Attend the live event, in person or via virtual conference software. Register today to reserve your seat. Space is limited, we encourage you to register early.

Save the date This event will take place in conjunction with the 2013 meeting of AIBS Council representatives:

December 6th, 2013
Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Location: Pew Conference Center, 901 E St. NW, Washington DC

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Who should attend?

Registration for this event is open to anyone.

To join AIBS and become a member organization, click here.

Is there a charge?

There is no cost to attend the meeting. Registration is free.

What is the role of the AIBS Council of Representatives?

AIBS informs decision-making and catalyzes action that strengthens the biological field and profession. The AIBS Council of Representatives, which includes appointees from AIBS Member Societies and Organizations, serves an important role in connecting AIBS and its member organizations to leadership initiatives that advance the field.

The AIBS Council of Representatives is both an advisory and leadership body. The Council informs the Institute's efforts through communicating about issues and opportunities to grow the field and profession that are beyond the purview of one organization alone; and advises the AIBS Board of Directors to ensure timeliness and relevance of the Institute's activities.

The relationship between AIBS and the Council serves to strengthen both the Institute and its member organizations. AIBS strives to provide relevant information, expertise, and/or resources that will empower its member organizations to grow and thrive. These resources are shared digitally, in person at the annual Council meeting, and through print/online publications such as BioScience and in timely, topical reports.

Want to find out more about what AIBS is doing?

2012 Annual Report* Read the 2012 AIBS Annual Report to learn more about how AIBS current activities lead the field in informing decisions and catalyzing action.

* Check out the Leadership in Biology program, which is helping leaders inform understanding of 21st century challenges.


Hotels near the event:

Courtyard Washington Convention Center, 900 F St. NW

Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW



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