The 2009 annual meeting of the American Institute of Biological Sciences will be held 18 and 19 May on the theme of "Sustainable Agriculture: Greening the Global Food Supply," at The Westin Gateway, Arlington, Virginia. The program chair is 2009 AIBS President May Berenbaum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In conjunction with the meeting, a special reception and lecture will be held the evening of 18 May at the National Academy of Sciences, Keck Center, in Washington DC. The evening will also include an after-hours tour of the Koshland Science Museum.
The meeting brings together plenary speakers, panelists, and discussion groups from both the basic and applied life sciences to examine the topics of food sustainability, supply, and security. The two-day program is geared toward the science-policy interface for an audience of scientists, educators, students, representatives of nongovernmental organizations, members of Congress, and the media.
The meeting is taking place during the "Year of Science 2009," co-organized by AIBS and involving more than 800 organizations, which is aimed at communicating to the general public the nature and value of the scientific enterprise.
The rest of the meeting's program will be rounded out by events including a contributed poster session, AIBS awards, a teachers workshop organized by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study and the National Association of Biology Teachers, and a workshop by the AIBS Public Policy Office based upon the AIBS publication, Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with the Media.
NOTE: The 2009 meeting of the AIBS Council of member societies and organizations will be held immediately following the AIBS annual meeting, in the same hotel, 20 May.
The Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 22203. A two-minute walk from the National Science Foundation building and a few station stops (Ballston) from downtown Washington DC on the Metro subway system. Book accommodations at the hotel
Early registration prices: $50 for individual members of AIBS; $60 for non-members; $120 for non-members plus one-year AIBS membership and print + online subscription to BioScience; $50 for government employees; $50 for educators (K-12); $40 for students.
OR REGISTER USING A PRINT-OUT / FAX-BACK FORM HERE (To Attend In Person)
The 2009 annual meeting of the American Institute of Biological Sciences is streaming its keynote and plenary lectures live online on the 18th and 19th of May 2009. Offsite participants will have video / audio feeds of the speakers at the lectern, will see the speakers' slides, and will be able to submit questions to the moderator in real time. For a complete listing and schedule of talks being streamed live, see below.
Webcast registration prices: $25 for all members of AIBS; $50 for non-members; $95 for non-members plus one-year AIBS membership and print + online subscription to BioScience;
Need help? Contact AIBS at adm...@aibs.org; (800) 992.2427 or (703) 790.1745.
Press Passes: Accredited members of the press are invited to attend all events at no charge. Contact Rob Gropp, rgr...@aibs.org, 202-628-1500 x 250.
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AIBS Council Meeting: This years council meeting will take place May 20, 2009 at The Westin Arlington Gateway. See the full meeting program or register to attend.
AIBS Annual Awards: The 2009 AIBS award recipients will be recognized on May 18, 2009 at The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel. When registering for the meeting, tickets may be purchased to attend the Awards Luncheon. The presentation of the annual awards will take place immediately following the luncheon and is open to all meeting attendees.
Online Viewing of Meeting Talks: Video and audio recordings of the plenary lectures from the meeting will be placed online in the AIBS Media Library for free viewing within two weeks after the meeting.