Register now to watch key portions by live-streaming webcast
AIBS takes a major step forward by making its meetings available online for nation-wide and world-wide access, on the general principle that this reduces energy use and enfranchises individuals and organizations who could not otherwise attend a meeting.
The 2009 annual meeting of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, on the theme of "Sustainable Agriculture: Greening the Global Food Supply," is streaming its keynote address, plenary lectures, and biofuels sessions 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. To view the webcast schedule and register, click here.
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. This year's meeting is a Year of Science 2009 event and also will feature presentations on public understanding of science.
Year of Science 2009 Presentations include:
Bruce Alberts, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco; Science editor-in-chief
Title: "Why Redefining Science Education is the Key to Enhancing the Public Understanding of Science"
Chris Mooney, Princeton University
Title: "Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future"