Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia bring together outstanding young scientists to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in a broad range of disciplines. The format encourages both one-on-one conversations and informal group discussions in which participants continue to communicate about insights gained from formal presentations and the excitement of learning about cutting-edge research in other fields. By doing so, Frontiers helps to remove communication barriers between fields and encourages collaborations.

To promote international scientific cooperation, the NAS organizes meetings on topics of worldwide scientific concern in coordination with science academies of other countries, both on a regular and ad hoc basis.