Welcome to the

Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit!

FROM a global audience TO a global audience

Sign on and get a ringside seat to some of the world’s best plant science research– facilitated by cutting-edge technologies which expand the traditional limits of communication, collaboration, and networking–and now available to the plant science community all over the world.  Following on from the huge success of last year’s Plant Biology 2020 conference, which welcomed attendees from 56 countries, our theme from 2021 is FROM a global audience TO a global audience and that international perspective will be reflected throughout the program.

We can’t wait for you to join us in July.

What will you find at the Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit?

The Plant Biology Annual meeting is brought to you by the Program Committee of ASPB, the American Society of Plant Biologists. Here’s just a sample of what you’ll find here.

  • World renowned speakers – The program will provide a rich mix of scientific content from all over the world in plenary talks and concurrent symposia.
  • Virtual posters – The online environment provides the opportunity for poster presenters to expand the content of their posters with video and other enhanced features, while continuing to network via live chat.
  • Professional development and other topical workshops providing participatory experiences facilitated by many plant scientists from our community.
  • A content-rich exhibitor showcase – To help you find the tools and technologies you need for your research while visiting with vendors in real-time.
  • Group Networking and social activities – A variety of structured and ad hoc opportunities for small-group networking, group discussions and fun ways to connect with fellow scientists at all career levels.
  • One-on-one networking.  After you register, please fill out your online profile as you’ll see several ways to find others in your specific field or geographic location, for example.

All of these features can be accessed through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.  Find answers to any technical questions here [COMING SOON!].

Registered attendees to Plant Biology 2021 will enjoy both synchronous (real-time livestream) and asynchronous (on demand) access.

Social distancing actions taken globally due to the coronavirus pandemic have required an unexpected pivot away from our in-person conference. But in making this pivot, ASPB has taken the opportunity to convene plant scientists from around the world in much greater numbers and to explore new (for us) ways to create unique value for our plant science community. Our goal is to ensure an educational, collaborative, and participatory —but not overwhelming—experience for all Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit attendees.

We welcome any feedback on your conference experience as you explore this new kind of event with us! Please email info@aspb.org, tweet to @aspb and the #plantbio21 hashtag, or share your thoughts with any ASPB staff member you encounter during the conference.

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Plenary Symposia Organizers

Nathan Springer

University of Minnesota

Rob Martienssen

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Judy Callis

University of California, Davis

Catherine Feuillet

Inari Agriculture

Machi F. Dilworth

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Joseph R. Ecker

Howard Hughes Medical Institute/The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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