AAAS Orientation Guide – Canada

The material within this guide is intended only for Canada Pavilion partners. Please do not distribute or share this guide with the public or with media.

Purpose of the Orientation Guide:
The purpose of the Orientation Guide is to help inform Canada Pavilion partners of all of the various activities and components under the umbrella of the Canada Pavilion. This information kit will allow us to fully promote the Pavilion and to provide the best information possible to visitors of our Pavilion.


 partnership. talent.innovation partenariat. talent.innovation  THINK CANADA/PENSEZ CANADA 2. Navigating AAAS 2012
 Registration: Attendance at evening plenary lectures or the weekend of Family Science Days is free and open to the public. To attend any of the symposium sessions, receptions, or other special events, registration through AAAS is required. One-day registrations are available; students receive a special discount; and public information officers and media receive complimentary registration. For more information, visit:  Pre-Conference Tours: Conference delegates are invited to tour some of Vancouver’s top science facilities on Feb. 15th in the morning or afternoon. Transportation from Vancouver Convention Centre will be provided. For more information, visit:  Sessions: There are three types of scientific sessions at AAAS. Each evening there is a keynote, public plenary address. Each day there are two plenary topical science lectures. In addition, there are 170 symposium sessions that involve groups of three related science talks and a built-in Q&A discussion period. Additionally, the meeting includes workshops and seminars for professional development. For more information, visit:  Receptions/Networking: A critical element of AAAS is the formal opportunity for networking. Each evening, there are several receptions that address common interests and provide a chance for new introductions and connections. There is often more than one reception happening at once, some are only for certain delegates,
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and some take place elsewhere around Vancouver. For more information, visit:  Exclusive Press Events: Delegates who register as media or public-information officers will receive a special conference badge. A distinguishing feature of AAAS is the focus on providing opportunities specifically for media. There are several receptions where media badges will be required to enter. AAAS also highlights about two dozen symposium sessions with media-only press conferences scheduled throughout the meeting. Media also enjoy access to an exclusive break room, hosted press breakfasts each morning, and a special invitation to an evening reception hosted by the Canadian Science Writers Association. For more information, visit:  Exhibit Hall:AAAS includes a trade show and exhibit hall with promotional booths and vendors including posters, frequent refreshments, and plenty of promotional products and materials. This year, the Exhibit Hall includes a special feature by Canada and some very unique exhibitions. For more information, visit:  Family Science Days: One of the most unique features of AAAS is the focus on engaging the public. On Saturday and Sunday, part of the Exhibit Hall will be dedicated to free events and activities for families to engage in interactive booths and stage shows about science and technology. For more information, visit:

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For details on the AAAS program please see: REGISTRATION: Thursday February 16 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday February 17 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday February 18 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday February 19 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday February 20 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EXHIBIT HALL Friday Saturday Sunday

February 17 February 18 February 19

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FAMILY SCIENCE DAYS Friday February 17 Saturday February 18 Sunday February 19

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

4. Canada Program
Wednesday, February 15
Canada Excellence Research Chairs Summit Time 14:00 – 18:00 Description of Event Twelve Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) holders will present their research and show why Canada is the destination for cutting-edge research Location Robson Square Canadians Various CERCs Open to the public.

Thursday, February 16
Canada & AAAS Presidents Joint Reception Time 19:00 21:00 Description of Event AAAS President’s Reception Co-Hosted by Canada The Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston will welcome participants to the AAAS Conference Location Outside Ballroom C Canadians Mr. Rick Hansen (Rick Hansen Institute) will also speak.

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Friday, February 17
Press Breakfast Time Description of Event 7:45– 9:00 Oceans and the Arctic Location Room 306 Canadians Marcel Babin, Université Laval; Sherilee Harper, University of Guelph David VandderZwaag, Dalhousie University; Maria T. Maldonado, University of British Columbia Canadians Karen Bakker, University of British Columbia Michael Hayden, University of British Columbia Steve MacLean, Canadian Space Agency

Topical Lectures Time Description of Event 12:00-12:45 12:00-12:45 12:00-12:45 Water Privatization, Urbanization, and Development Translating the Benefits of the Genetic Revolution for Humankind International S&T Collaboration

Location Room 202204 Ballroom A Room 205207 Location Ballroom C Location Room 111/112 Room 111112

Plenary Lecture Time Description of Event 17:00-18:00 The Power of Ideas

Canadians Mike Lazaridis, RIM Canadians Andy Torr, University of British Columbia Mehrdad Hariri, Canadian Science Policy Conference ; Jeff Kinder, Natural Resources Canada; Marcius Extavour, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources; Melanie Roberts, Forum on Science, Ethics and Policy; Helen Murphy, AUCC; Paul Davidson, AUCC; Dr. B. Mario Pinto, Simon Fraser University; Dr. Marco A.M. Prado, The University of Western Ontario

Career Workshop Time Description of Event 8:00 -9:00 9:15- 10:45 Secrets of a Science Communication: Engaging General Audiences Not Science as Usual: Become a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow

13:00 -14:00

Research Collaboration with Emerging Nations: Canada’s Experience in India & Brazil

Room 107108

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Special Event – Water Security in Canada Time Description of Event 19:30-21:00 Water is arguably our most critical resource. But how secure is Canada’s water? What are the greatest threats we face? And what should be our priorities for management and conservation? Location Room 109 Canadians Prof. Howard Wheater, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security; Prof. Gordon Young, Former UN World Water Assessment Program coordinator; Prof. Tom Pedersen, University of Victoria; Dr. Judy Isaac-Renton , BC Centre for Disease Control); Prof. Karen Bakker, UBC; Prof. Mike Church, UBC

Exhibit Hall Time 10:00 -17:00

Description of Event Canada Pavilion

Location Booth 400


Open House with Canadian Scientists Time Description of Event 15:30-17:00 Come to the Canada Pavilion and meet some of the leading Canadian scientists presenting at AAAS 2012

Location Booth 400

Canadians Andre D. Bandrauk, Dawn R. Bazely, William Cheung, Villy Christensen, Paul Corkum, Brad deYoung, Leena Evic, David Hik, Judith H. Myers, David O’Brien, Natalie Prystajecky, Claudio Slamovits, Robert A. Stebbins, William Trischuk, Jake Rice, David Welch, Raymond Laflamme,

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Saturday February 18
Press Breakfast Time 8:00- 9:00 Description of Event International Energy Research in the Helmholtz Association and Transatlantic Cooperation Location Room 306 Canadians Indira Samarasekera, University of Alberta; Dan Arvizu, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Juergen Mlynek, Helmholtz Association Canadians Erica Di Ruggiero, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Nancy Edwards, CIHR – Institute of Population and Public Health; Donald C. Cole, University of Toronto; Slim Haddad, University of Montreal Canadians Robert Smith, University of Alberta Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck, Senator

Career Workshop Time 11:00 -12:30 Description of Event Creating Sustainable Career Paths in Global Health Research: Challenges & Solutions Location 111/112

Topical Lectures Time 12:00 – 12:45 12:00 – 12:45 Plenary Panel Time 17:00 -18:30 Exhibit Hall Time 11:00-17:00 Description of Event Making Science Big: From Little Science to Megaprojects The Medicine Wheel and Western Science Description of Event Science is Not Enough Description of Event Family Science Day and Meet the Scientists Canada Pavilion Location Room 202204 Ballroom A

Location Ballroom C Location Exhibition Floor Booth 400

Canadians Moderated by Frank Sesno Canadians Astronaut Chris Hadfield – 11:30


Open House with Canadian Scientists Time Description of Event 15:30-17:00 Come to the Canada Pavilion and meet some of the leading Canadian scientists presenting at AAAS 2012

Location Booth 400

Canadians Eddy Carmack, Nancy C. Doubleday, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Naser Faruqui, David Flanders, Roger Francois, David Hall, J. Adam Holbrook, Thomas Jennewein, Rees Kassen, Martin Laforest, Cooper Langford, David Layzell, John N. Saddler, Sarah Symons, Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, Rickey Yada, E. Paul Zehr, Hisham Zerriffi.

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Sunday, February 19
Topical Lectures Time Description of Event 10:00 -11:30 Toward the Control of HIV and AIDS: Comprehensive Treatment as Prevention Career Workshop Time Description of Event 10:00-11:00 Opportunities for North Americans in European Research Programs (FP7)

Location Room 211

Canadians Julio Montaner, University of British Columbia; Mark Ouellette, Canadian Institute of Health Research; Canadians Maria T. Bernard, DFAIT; Garth Williams, European Research Area Canada Project

Location Room 107108

Exhibit Hall Time 11:00 – 17:00

Description of Event Family Science Day and Meet the Scientists 10:00 -17:00 Canada Pavilion Open House with Canadian Scientists Time Description of Event 15:3017:00 Come to the Canada Pavilion and meet some of the leading Canadian scientists presenting at AAAS 2012

Location Exhibition Floor Booth 400 Location Booth 400


Canadians Samir Doshi, Hassan Farhangi, Mike Flannigan, Sarah Harper, Judy Illes, Jatin Nathwani, Daniel Pauly, Heather A. Piwowar, Alan G. Steele, Rashid Sumaila, Charles Tator, Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson, Dirk Zeller.

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ORIENTATION GUIDE-Canada@AAAS 5. Canada@AAAS Steering Committee Members
Over 45 partners in the Canadian science, technology and innovation have come together to demonstrate how Canada is contributing to finding solutions on complex global issues through partnerships, talent, and innovation. Canada@AAAS partners put togther the Canada program alongside that of the AAAS conference. A Steering Committee was formed to oversee and guide programming and content. The committee formed three working groups to best implement Canada@AAAS objectives. : 1. E -zone (experiential) working group – which focused on development of Canada Pavilion; 2. Promotions working group – to promote Canada@AAAS 3. Content working group – to develop content supporting themes of Canada@AAAS

The Steering Committee members are: CO-CHAIRS: Valerie La Traverse/ DFAIT Debbie Kemp/ DFAIT Tim Meyer/ TRIUMF Ursula Gobel/ SSHRC E ZONE WORKING GROUP: Margaret Kennedy/ NRC Raymond Shih/ Grand Challenges Canada PROMOTIONS WORKING GROUP: Jeff Kinder/ NRCan Rees Kassen/ University of Ottawa PROGRAM WORKING GROUP: Dariusz Burzynski/ NRCan Kasia Majewski/ NSERC

6. Contacts
a) Canada@AAAS Partner Contact and Travel Information
Please see attached spreadsheet of Partner Contact and Travel Information

b) Contacts on site
Overall Program Management Valerie La Traverse/DFAIT Email: Cell: 616-240-1753 Debbie Kemp/DFAIT Email : Cell: 613-698-6039 Canada Pavillon Project Manager Debbie Kemp/DFAIT: Email : Cell : 613-698-6039

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General Pavilion Exhibit Lead Margaret Kennedy/NRC Email : Cell: 613-355-9707 Blog Coordinator Cali Yakaback/NRCan; personal: Cell: 613-668-7550 Blog Administrator (Can answer any technical blogging questions) Megan Jardine /NRCan Email: Cell: 613-992-9783 Student Blogging Coordinator Harriet Gorham Student Email: Cell: 819-682-8349 Media Liaison with Journalists Wynne Anne/CANARIE, Email: Cell: 613-852-4380 Twitter Lead Mélanie Béchard/AUCC Email: Cell: 613-884-8401 Technical difficulties Debbie Kemp/DFAIT Email: Celll : 613-698-6039 Sean Lee/DFAIT Email: Cell: 613- 797-1436 Scheduler for Info Booth, Meeting Room, Open House and Event schedule (to reserve the common area) Sean Lee/DFAIT Email: Cell: 613- 797-1436
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c) Vancouver Contact Info
 Printing shops in Vancouver Printers within 3 blocks of the event – on demand quick printing

Staples Royal Centre 1055 W Georgia St #220 Vancouver, BC V6E 3P3 Get directions (604) 678-4873 TPH The Printing House 1177 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6E 2K3 604-684-4410

Copyhouse Printing Inc. 1050 W Pender St Vancouver, BC V6E 3S7 (604) 647-6662 t ecop ouse ca Print Time Digital 809 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6C 3N9 (604) 684-0922,

 Hotel Information FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM 1038 Canada Place Vancouver, B. C. Canada V6C 0B9 Tel: (604) 695-5300 THE FAIRMONT WATERFRONT 900 Canada Place Way Vancouver, B. C. Canada V6C3L5 Tel: (604) 691-1991 Pan Pacific Vancouver 999 Canada Place Vancouver, B. C. Canada V6C 3B5 Tel : (604) 662-8111

 Taxi Info 1) Yellow Cab: (604) 681-1111 2) Black Top / Checker Cabs: (604) 696-8839

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Pre Conference science site visits for aaas delegates

Think Science in Vancouver: Pre-Conference Tours
Wednesday, 15 February

Registered AAAS conference delegates have the opportunity to see some of the most prominent centers of innovation, technology, and research in and around Vancouver. Topics include particle and nuclear physics, clean energy, breakthroughs in medical technologies, and innovative solutions to urban social concerns. Advance registration is required. For more information.

The Annual Meeting is one of the most widely recognized pan-science events, with hundreds of networking opportunities and broad global media coverage. An exceptional array of speakers will gather at the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting from 16-20 February in beautiful, scenic Vancouver, B.C.

The theme for this year’s AAAS Annual Meeting is Flattening the World: Building the Global Knowledge Society. The meeting’s theme focuses the program on the complex, interconnected challenges of the 21st century and on pathways to global solutions through international, multidisciplinary efforts. More than 50 countries will be represented at this truly international gathering. Speakers alone represent more than half of the world’s top 200 universities, colleges, and research institutes.

As part of your British Columbia hosting team, we invite you to attend the conference and register for any of the exciting pre-conference tours scheduled for delegates on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.


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