Annual Meeting Highlights

The 150th NAS Annual Meeting was held on April 27-30, 2013 in Washington, DC. The following videos highlight some of the events featured during this special anniversary celebration:

President Obama Addresses NAS Members

President Obama reiterated his strong support for science and technology in his speech to NAS members. View Video »

Research Briefings

Six newly elected members—one from each Academy Class—talk about their research and answer questions from the audience. View Videos »

Book & Author Talk

Daniel Kahneman takes readers on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think, in his book Thinking Fast and Slow. View Video »

2013 Public Welfare Medal Presented to Bill and Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates were awarded the Public Welfare Medal on April 28, 2013 "for their leadership in applying science and innovation to some of the world’s most difficult challenges in health, development, and education, thereby improving the lives of millions and changing the trajectory of global health." View Video »

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