FAQ

When and where is the Colloquium? Is it a hybrid event?
The 2024 Colloquium will consist of both virtual and in-person sessions; however these sessions will not take place simultaneously. In-person sessions will be held from Sunday, June 2 - Friday, June 7, 2024 at the AAAS building, 1200 New York Avenue, Washington D.C. 20005. Virtual sessions will be held in May (May 7 and May 22) and throughout the summer (dates to be determined) to introduce and supplement the in-person experience, respectively.

I can attend the in-person sessions but not the virtual ones, should I attend the Colloquium?
Attendance at virtual sessions, while not mandatory, is highly recommended as an opportunity to expand upon material covered in the in-person sessions and to network with peers and experts in the policy arena. Attendance at the in-person sessions is mandatory. If you cannot attend the in-person sessions, it is recommended that you wait to attend the Colloquium in a future year.

How do I register for the Colloquium? Can I cancel my registration?
Please visit the Registration page for more information. Registration for the Colloquium will open on December 1, 2023 and will remain open until April 15, 2024 or until capacity is reached. 

I am a student; do any funding opportunities exist for me to attend the Colloquium?
Graduate students may apply for financial support through a national competition. Faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving institutions (MSIs) may also apply for this funding. Read more

I am not a student; do any funding opportunities exist for me to attend the Colloquium?
Early and mid-career scientists and professionals may apply for the Hooke Fellowship in Policy and Leadership to cover the costs of tuition, room and board, and travel. Read more

If I am not selected for financial support, may I still register as a paying attendee?
Yes, if not selected for financial support it is still possible to register as a paying attendee (space permitting).

Are any meals provided as part of the Colloquium?
Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Colloquium on June 3-7. We will have dinner as a group on Sunday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 4.  

How should I prepare for the Colloquium?
Please see the About the Colloquium page for recommended reading. In preparing for the Colloquium, please note that the dress code for the Colloquium is primarily business casual, although several events will require business attire. 

When will the agenda for the Colloquium be available?
The agenda for the Colloquium will not be finalized until near the start date in June, as speaker availability is likely to shift. A past agenda, representing the types of speakers and events that will typically be part of the Colloquium, may be found here.

What health & safety measures will be in place during the Colloquium? Do I need to wear a mask?
We recommend that you check the Summer Policy Colloquium’s Commitment to Care page for recommendations, guidance, and requirements for our in-person events, which will be adjusted as needed. 

What hotels are near the venue?

Below is a list of nearby hotels and the approximate time to walk to the AAAS Building.  Please note that the AMS is not affiliated with any of these hotels and special rates are not available. 

Washington Marriott Metro Center

775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Walking time to AAAS Building:  2 Minutes

Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Walking time to AAAS Building:  3 Minutes

Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center

900 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Walking time to AAAS Building:  5 Minutes

Moxy Washington, DC Downtown

1011 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Walking time to AAAS Building:  5 Minutes

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown

815 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Walking time to AAAS Building:  5 Minutes

My question isn’t answered here!
Please contact Paul Higgins, [email protected], with any additional questions about the Colloquium.