AAASPD 2019 Annual Meeting: Ashland, Oregon  

100th Annual Meeting
Southern Oregon University
Ashland, Oregon
June 18 - 21, 2019

“Think Globally, Organize Regionally, Act Locally”

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The 2019 meeting of the Pacific Division of AAAS will be held on the campus of Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon, 18 – 21 June 2019. We are pleased to announce that the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, will once again join us for this meeting. Membership in AAAS or its affiliated societies is not required to participate in or present research at this meeting.

Ashland, Oregon and the Rogue River Valley are unique locations in Southern Oregon with wonderful opportunities to enjoy the natural world, including world famous Crater Lake, as well as unique cultural opportunities, like the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and many gastronomic and horticultural riches. A wonderful place to bring your family.

All scientists, including graduate and undergraduate students, citizen scientists, college and university faculty and staff, and industry scientists, are invited to present their research results at the meeting, either orally or as posters. Persons paying the registration fee may attend all scientific sessions as well as participate in many other activities. Field trips require advance registration and payment of additional fees.

Special Meeting Themes: While as always, the meeting is happy to accept symposium presentations and contributed oral and poster presentation in any of the broad science disciplines indicated below, this year we have also identified several themes around which we will organize part of the meeting. If your symposium, workshop, or contributed oral or poster presentation is relevant to one (or more) of these themes, please include the theme(s) in your list of key words.

Working with local community leaders we have identified several topics of particular interest to the local community:

  • Climate change
  • Causes and impacts of forest fires
  • Societal and economic implications of AI, machine learning, and robotics
  • The opioid epidemic
  • Local Oregon environmental issues including the proposed Coos Bay pipeline and efforts to remove dams from the Klamath River
  • Diversification of local agriculture
  • The biology of aging
  • The science of wine
  • Impact and issues concerning pollinators
Please also indicate in the key words if your symposium, workshop or contributed research relates to the following issues in science and technology:
  • The future of scientific publishing
  • The future of higher education
  • The expanding role of computational modeling in basic science
  • New approaches to STEM education: k-12
  • The importance of interdisciplinary approaches in science and technology
  • Engaging the public in science
  • Fostering inclusion of underrepresented minorities in science
Finally, this year’s meeting is also making an explicit effort to link and collaborate with regional cultural organizations and assets. Accordingly, please indicate in your key words if your submission is potentially relevant to linkage between science and:
  • Theater
  • Film
  • Art
  • Music

Plan to join us for a full schedule of activities:

  • contributed oral and poster paper sessions
  • symposia and workshops
  • field trips
    In keeping with a long tradition for this meeting, a wide range of field trips will be offered to meeting participants and their families. Discount prices will also be arranged for a number of outdoor adventures.
  • hands on science banquet
  • networking opportunities
  • and much more!

Societies and Sections Sponsoring Programs

The following societies and Pacific Division sections will sponsor symposia and/or contributed paper and poster sessions at the meeting:

o Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

o Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources

o Anthropology and Archaeology

o Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences

o Cell and Molecular Biology

(includes Medical and Dental Research in these areas)

o Chemistry and Biochemistry

o Computer and Information Sciences

o Earth Sciences

(includes Geology, Physical Geography, Geophysics, Paleobiology)

o Ecology, Environmental Sciences, and Sustainability

o Education

o Engineering, Technology, and Applied Sciences

o Evolution, Organismal Biology, and Biodiversity

o General and Interdisciplinary

o History and Philosophy of Science

o Materials Science

o Mathematics

o Pharmaceutical Sciencesdownload flyer

o Physics

o Psychology

o Science and the Arts and Humanities

o Social, Economic, and Political Sciences

(includes Health Services)

Societies and Sections – Contact Information

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Meeting Rooms

This year's technical sessions will be held on the campus of Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon. All meeting rooms will be equipped with computers running PowerPoint and computer projectors. Speakers requiring other equipment must make their requests known at the time of abstract submission. Such equipment will be provided, if available, and may incur an expense for the presenter.

Presentation Dates, Times and Rooms

The meeting rooms and presentation time schedule will be published in the "Program with Abstracts" issue of the Proceedings (vol. 38, part 1), which will be provided to all meeting registrants at the meeting Registration Center as they complete their meeting registration upon arriving on campus. The schedule, which shows the days, times and locations of presentations will be available for download from this and from the AAAS Pacific Division homepage no later than 1 June 2019.


Poster Sessions

Each poster will be assigned a display space of 48" H x48" W (roughly 1.2 m x 1.2 m). Posters will be grouped by discipline and subject matter. Each presenter will be given at least two hours for poster display, although more time may be available. Presenters should set up their posters no later than 15 minutes before the beginning of their presentation session and are expected to be available to discuss their work while their poster is on display. Posters should be removed within 15 minutes of the close of the session. Student posters will be judged for Awards of Excellence. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that students be available for questions until all of the judges have seen their posters.

Please check our current Newsletter for the most up to date information on posters.

A web site with much useful information pertaining to poster presentation is that prepared by G.R. Hess, K. Tosney, and L. Liegel, 2006, Creating Effective Poster Presentations. CLICK HERE to enter the site.



The AAAS Pacific Division is pleased to offer a number of programs to encourage students to attend its annual meetings and to help further their career goals. These include:

for students presenting their original research at an annual meeting:

    • reduced price ticket to the divisional banquet (student awards are announced at this event)
    • sectional and divisional awards for excellence in student research presentations at the meeting, which include
      • certificates of award
      • cash awards

      sample judging forms (pdf):     ORAL        POSTER   

to aid research projects leading to students' advanced degrees:

Additional information for here.

Teachers, K - 14

The AAAS Pacific Division strives to offer symposia and workshops specifically organized to meet teachers' classroom needs and to introduce them to new and exciting materials and techniques. Teachers K–12 and Community College (K – 14) who plan to attend the meetings may pre-register at a reduced rate. There are also a limited number of $75 stipends available to K – 14 teachers that pre-register for the meeting and request the stipend on their Early Registration form.

The Division’s Science and Technology Education Section seeks teachers' participation in its sessions to share their knowledge and innovative methodologies with colleagues. To this end, contributed paper and poster sessions are being planned. Teachers attending the annual meeting can receive, upon request, a certificate of attendance from the Pacific Division.

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