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February 16-20, 2012, Vancouver Convention Centre

The AAAS Conference is a yearly event that brings over 8,000 top scientists and 1,000 journalists from around the world together, to share the best new ideas coming forward in science. For the first time in 30 years, Canada is hosting the conference in Vancouver, BC. At the AAAS ("Triple A-S"), many events are open to more than just attendees - Come join us at the "science olympics!" 

Below are the ways you can explore and learn about TRIUMF at the AAAS conference:




Media & Attendees

Free public events



Pre-Conference Event - January 19

Pre-Conference Tours - February 15

Sessions with Canadian Speakers

Sessions with TRIUMF Speakers

Family Science Days


Evening Plenary Lectures

Annual Improbable Research Show  Saturday, February 18, About

BC AAAS Student Scholars

  • 200 BC students will be given a year membership for AAAS, as well as access to this year's conference.
  • If you are a high school student in BC and interested in attending AAAS, you can apply here.
  • The scholarship program is now CLOSED.
Student Guide to the 2012 AAAS Conference!

Exhibit Hall

Exclusive Press Events