Frontiers of Science is the Academy's core program for scientific conferences and symposia. Bringing together international experts and partners from academia, industry, government, and beyond, Frontiers of Science provides a neutral forum for participants to exchange information on basic and applied research and to discuss the broader role of science, medicine, and technology in society. Convenings are held at the Academy's headquarters in New York City, at other locations across the United States, and around the world.
Frontiers of Science organizes approximately 12–14 international interdisciplinary conferences each year. It also runs an extensive schedule of events organized around interdisciplinary Discussion Groups focused on current topics in the life sciences, physical sciences, sustainability, and engineering totaling approximately 60 meetings each year. Each Discussion Group meets several times annually, building communities with similar scientific interests, while providing a unique opportunity to learn about the latest scientific developments.
To encourage global participation and to expand the discussion beyond the New York City area, the Academy also provides access to meetings through webinars. These webinars include live question-and-answer sessions with the presenters.
Proceedings of most Frontiers of Science events are published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and as eBriefings, Web-based multimedia reports written by professional science writers featuring conference highlights, slides, and audio and video. Members of the New York Academy of Sciences are entitled to free or discounted admission to all Frontiers of Science events and free online access to all meeting publications.
For more information about upcoming Frontiers of Science meetings, visit our events calendar. Frontiers of Science also offers sponsorship opportunities for our conferences and discussion group meetings. Additional details, including steering committee and sponsorship information, are available through the links below.
Frontiers of Science Discussion Groups
Cancer & Signaling
Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Non-coding RNA Biology
Computer Science & Economics
Condensed Matter Physics
Green Science & Environmental Policy
Greening Transportation & Infrastructure
Frontiers of Science Conferences
The Academy invites conference proposals from a wide variety of fields (including, but not limited to, biomedical sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, engineering, and technology), giving priority to conferences in cutting-edge, solution-oriented, multidisciplinary subject areas and to issues facing the public and private sectors at the intersection of science, technology, and society.
The Academy welcomes expressions of interest in conference collaborations from all sectors and geographies. Convenings may be proposed for presentation at the Academy's headquarters in New York City, at other locations across the United States, and around the world.
The Academy peer-reviews all conference proposals to ensure the highest quality, integrity, and timeliness of research. Conference proceedings are published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief, and conference reports are available as eBriefings online.
Funding support for Academy conferences is provided by educational grants from corporations, foundations, and government agencies. The objectives, curriculum, and sponsorship policies of all Academy conferences adhere to ACCME principles.
Requirements for submitting a conference proposal to the New York Academy of Sciences are available online (pdf). To submit a proposal or to request more information about organizing a conference with the Academy, please contact Dr. Brooke Grindlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals are accepted throughout the year.
Brooke Grindlinger, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Programs & Blavatnik Awards
Melanie Brickman Stynes, PhD, MSc
Director, Life Sciences Conferences
Sonya Dougal, PhD
Director, Life Sciences Discussion Groups