Calling All Journalists to the AAAS Annual Meeting!

We publish with pleasure this invitation from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in the hope of having also in Vancouver a strong participation of colleagues from Italy.

Calling All Journalists to the AAAS Annual Meeting!
Join colleagues from around the world in Vancouver, B.C. for science and fun at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Free registration is available to journalists via the AAAS virtual newsroom on EurekAlert!. Please log onto http://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom.
A preliminary press program is now online at http://bit.ly/us4BAv.

NEWS AND NETWORKING: With more than 170 symposia, seminars and lectures to choose from, reporters at the world’s largest general scientific conference will have ample opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research and hot policy topics. AAAS typically organizes 20 to 25 embargoed news briefings and medi availabilities over the course of the meeting. Science news headlines in 2012 are likely to encompass topics including: Biologging, archaeoacoustics, endangered and minority languages, advancements in the treatment of spinal cord injury, and hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas.

SPECIAL SOCIAL EVENTS: Social events for newsroom registrants only will include a welcoming reception Thursday, 16 February at the Vancouver Aquarium in beautiful Stanley Park; the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards gala Friday, 17 February at Science World; and the Canadian Science Writers’ Association party at The Canvas Lounge, sponsored by Waterloo Region, Ontario — Canada’s leading tech cluster — and brought to you by Communitech and its 800 technology organizations.

ADVANCE UBC TOUR: The University of British Columbia also will sponsor a tour of research facilities Wednesday, 15 February. To RSVP, visit http://www.ubc.ca/news.

BOOK YOUR TRAVEL NOW: When your newsroom registration is confirmed, you will receive a code number for making reservations at official meeting hotels at a discounted rate through the AAAS Travel Desk. Be sure to book your air travel and hotel reservations early! Visitors to Canada, including U.S. citizens, need a passport.

Please contact AAAS at media@aaas.org or 202-326-6440 with any questions. See you in Vancouver!

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