Tuesday, 20 February 2007

AAAS DAY 2: NEXT YEAR'S THEME


BY JOHN THOMPSON, STEPS Centre member
AAAS Day 2: Friday 16 Feb 2007

The AAAS clearly sees itself as a global organisation, despite maintaining the ‘American’ bit it its title. To build on this year’s meeting theme of ‘Science and Technology for Sustainable Well-Being’ and reinforce its international credentials, the AAAS announced that the theme for its 2008 meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, will be on ‘Science and Technology from a Global Perspective’.
This will emphasise the power of S&T as well as education to assist less-developed segments of the world society, to improve partnerships among countries to solve common problems and to spur knowledge-driven transformations across a host of fields. The AAAS has opened a call for symposium proposals to all its members on this topic, which is clearly a central focus of the STEPS Centre and our partners. If we manage to gain approval for organising a STEPS-related event at next year’s meeting, we will announce the details on our website.

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