Inside track from the AAAS annual meeting

John Thompson was among the 10,000 scientists, journalists, students and members of the public to attend the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Francisco over the past five days. The theme this year was ‘Science and Technology for Sustainable Well-Being’.

Representing the STEPS Centre, John sat in on the symposia, listened to lectures and briefings and networked long into the night. He has written up his impressions and insights from the event for the Crossing blog.

A resource geographer, John jointly leads the STEPS Centre’s food and agriculture research and is a Fellow in the Institute of Development Studies Knowledge, Technology and Society (KNOTS) Team.