|On Saturday and Sunday, March31-April 1,
2012, The Washington Academy of Sciences and its Affiliates will hold the fifth
in the series of our biennial pan-Affiliate Conferences, Capital Science 2012.
This will be the first CapSci to be hosted by a consortium of the three
universities that line the University Corridor on Glebe Road in Arlington
Virginia -- Virginia Tech,GWU, and Marymount. (Near the Ballston stop on the
Metro). Registration and plenaries will be held at the new Virginia Tech
facility at 900 North Glebe Road. Additional classrooms will be next door at
GWU and at Marymount, just across Fairfax Drive.
With over 20 of our Affiliates participating, the Conference will serve as an umbrella for scientific presentations, seminars, tutorials, and talks. These pan-Affiliate Conferences underline the fact that the Washington, DC area is not only the political capital of the country but, in many respects, the nation's intellectual capital -- with several major universities and government laboratories that are the homes of an astonishing number of Nobel laureates. We believe that showcasing the intellectual muscle of the area will help provide the support needed to continue to build and keep the United States at the forefront of scientific achievement.
As we get closer to the Conference, additional information including Conference highlights, a list of participating societies, schedule of presentations, abstracts of talks, and registration information will be posted as it becomes available. Fees and instructions for presenters, including the timeline for submissions, are available now.
The Table of Contents, above, lists the titles of the information to be provided. From time to time, check back. The title will be shown in black as information is posted, and your click will take you to it.