Networking at PB20

PUI Happy Hour!

Sunday, July 26 | 5:00 – 6:00PM EDT

Looking to chat with others regarding Primarily Undergraduate Institutions? Here’s your chance to learn more about the PUI Section, network with individuals with different levels of experience, and get to know your colleagues! This event is an informal get together to discuss all PUI-related topics.

Networking with Women & Allies in Plant Biology

Monday, July 27 | 5:00 – 6:00PM EDT

Join the Women in Plant Biology committee for a virtual meetup to meet other plant biologists, network, and get advice or insight related to being a woman in plant biology. Format will be small zoom rooms. ALL are welcome!

Tips and advice for those considering or starting Graduate School. A Q&A panel presented by the Early Career Plant Scientist (ECPS) section.

Tuesday, July 28 | 12:45 – 1:45PM EDT

Are you considering applying for graduate school or curious what to expect when you get there? Join this Q&A with current graduate students from various institutions to learn what questions to ask, what to look for in good mentors and programs, and how best to navigate the space.

Environmental Ecological Plant Physiology (EEPP) Section Networking Session

Tuesday, July 28 | 5:00 – 6:00PM EDT

Please join the EEPP for its annual business meeting. Section leadership will provide an update on section/membership activities. The session will end with and open discussion from the community about how EEPP can better serve the ASPB membership, all are welcome.

Emerging Career Paths in Plant Biology with Bayer Crop Science

Wednesday, July 29 | 11:30AM – 12:30PM EDT

Given the challenges of Agriculture, the need for novel innovations has never been greater. As such, career paths are becoming increasing diverse and cross-functional. Join us for a discussion with early career scientists navigating their first or second roles in industry and find out why there’s never been a better time to be in Plant Biology. Hosted by Kelly Gillespie and Phil Taylor.

Career Mentoring Roundtable with Corteva Agriscience

Wednesday, July 29 | 3:30 – 4:30PM EDT

Join Corteva scientists as we launch the Corteva Plantae Mentoring Center with a brief introduction on what the Mentoring Center can do for you and how it works. Then stay for an informal Q&A chat with Corteva scientists, who will provide their perspectives on how to improve your CV, and the application & interview process for industry careers. Come with plenty of questions!

What’s up with ASPB’s Primarily Undergraduate Institution Section

Wednesday, July 29 | 2:00 – 3:00PM EDT

Drop by for a few minutes or stay the whole hour! Members of the PUI Section Steering Committee will be present to answer any PUI-related questions you may have. It is also a great time to connect with PUI-associated folks and find ways to be more active in the section.

Early Career networking and discussions, moderated by the Early Career Plant Scientist (ECPS) section.

Thursday, July 30 | 12:45 – 1:45PM EDT

The Early Career Plant Scientist (ECPS) Section was recently formed to facilitate collaboration, comradery, and service to ASPB among early career scientists in industry, government, and academia, as well as post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates in the plant sciences. Come learn about ECPS, what we have planned, and become a member!

Town Hall – All Welcome!

Thursday, July 30 | 5:00 – 6:00PM EDT

Share your thoughts and feedback with ASPB’s leadership while learning more about the Society’s initiatives and plans for the future.

Pub Trivia Competition, presented by the Early Career Plant Scientist (ECPS) section

Thursday, July 30 | 7:00 – 8:00PM EDT

Tired of talks and workshops? End the conference right, with a trivia competition against your peers. This is a live event, where all questions will be beamed to your phone. We encourage that you hang out with your team virtually. Looking to meet people? No problem! Team sign-up sheets available. So, grab a drink and may the best team win!

…And more! See you online!