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Between blowing the whistle on the muzzling of government scientists in front of an international audience and hosting a panel on how to become a kids science author, CSWA members also managed to throw the liveliest media bash of the entire conference during the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver (the first time in 30 years the world’s largest general science conference has been held in Canada.)
More than 400 members of the science press from Canada, the U.S. and around the world ate, drank, networked and partied the night (and part of the morning) away at Canvas Lounge in Vancouver’s historic Gastown area (more photos of the event here…)
Canadian flavour for the evening came via Vancouver-based indie bands The Ah’s and The Evaporators, with Octoberfest-inspired food from Ontario’s Waterloo region, sponsored by Communitech, which represents hundreds of tech companies, from small startups to RIM and Google Canada.
Thanks to CSWA vice president representing communications Kathryn Warden for chairing our AAAS media party committee, as well as committee members Margaret Munro, Nicola Jones, Jennifer Gagne, and Greame Stemp-Morlock, who developed our sponsorship relationship with Communitech making the event possible.
Lastly, thanks to AAAS media party committee member and entertainment committee chair Barry Shell for organizing and executing the bands, the bar, working with event organizers and the staff at Canvas Lounge to pull off the finishing touches that made the evening a huge success.