The 2013 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science will be held 2/14/2013 to 2/18/2013 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Section Z (Linguistics) is sponsoring or recommending eight of the many symposia featured at the meeting:
I'm sorry to say that the AAAS still sees the mission of its annual meeting as communicating with science writers (and, I suppose, raising money), so that these and other excellent symposia will only be available to the few dozen people in the live audience — except in those rare cases where a symposium organizer arranges privately for audio and slides to be made unofficially available, as Victoria Stodden did for her 2011 symposium on "Reproducible Science".
I continue to hope that the AAAS will eventually manage to stumble into the 21st century, and learn to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for communicating with the public by making multimedia from these symposia available on line. Meanwhile, if you happen to be in the Boston area 2/14/2013 to 2/18/2013, and can spare between $90 (student advance registration — before January 21) and $435 (profession on-site registration), I'll see you there!
I'll blog about (some of) the symposia that I attend or participate in, as I have in the past couple of years:
"Reproducible Science at AAAS 2011", 2/18/2011
"What Bilinguals Tell us about Mind and Brain", 2/19/2011
"Linguistics and Language Science at AAAS 2012", 12/9/2011
"Crossing the Digital Divide", 2/17/2012
"AAAS President Nina Fedoroff welcome's attendees", 2/17/2012
"Autism in the AAAS", 2/18/2012