What to Expect at #PlantBio2024

 What to Expect at #PlantBio2024

Whether you’ve attended Plant Biology in the past or are considering attending for the first time, this blog is a one-stop rundown of what to expect.

Who will I meet?

Plant Biology events attract members of the plant science community of all career stages, identities and educational backgrounds. They come from institutions and organizations around the globe. Check out where 2023 attendees hailed from here.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to know your fellow attendees. Beyond interacting in sessions, there are plenty of informal conversations at events designed to bring people together.

Where does it happen?

Plant Biology 2024 will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. See the convention center’s interactive map. Just 0.6 mile away is the Plant Biology 2024 conference hotel, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach, located on the widest stretch of beach in Honolulu.

What will happen?

Plant Biology 2024 encompasses hundreds of scientific sessions and other events over five days. You can expect:

  • Scientific symposia spanning a range of interests
  • Plenary sessions with speakers ranging from esteemed researchers to unexpected experts
  • Workshops for building soft skills critical to professional success
  • Poster sessions

Plus meetups, networking events, awards ceremonies and much more. The complete schedule will be posted in early 2024.

Anything specific I should know about?

First-timers can meet others at the First-Time Attendee Orientation on Saturday at 1:15 pm. There are receptions in the Exhibit Hall on Saturday night and Monday night. And Tuesday evening brings the legendary Annual Party, beginning at 7:30 pm. The Schedule at a Glance can be found here.

Are you traveling to the United States to attend Plant Biology 2024? Be sure to check out our guide for international attendees.

Will your family or others accompany you? See our resources for childcare, activities, and more.

What happens in the Exhibit Hall?

There you’ll be able to get to know publishers, institutions, organizations and partners active in plant science. Have conversations, learn about their offerings and exchange information to get more details later.

If you are interested in exhibiting, see our contact information.

Will there be wi-fi?

Yes, wi-fi access in the Hawaii Convention Center is included in Plant Biology 2024 registration.

What should I do first?

Register! By registering now, you lock in the lowest rate available. Registering by the Early Bird deadline of March 13, 2024 also gives you time to plan – not just travel arrangements and scheduling, but what you want from your Plant Biology experience and how you will achieve it. Would you like to meet people and build a community? Talk with someone specific? Get involved with a targeted group? Early registration gives you time to fully scope it all out. Get registration information here.

Why is #PlantBio2024 worth it?

Of course, it’s packed with cutting-edge science, and it envelops you in a vibrant plant science community. Plant Biology 2024 also includes lunch on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, an opening reception Saturday, and a centennial celebration on Tuesday night.

You may want to team up with a friend or friends and share hotel accommodations. Reserve early at the Plant Biology 2024 conference hotel, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach, to ensure you get the room type you want. ASPB’s hotel contract (signed in 2017) provides a group rate well below what non-meeting attendees would pay. Learn more and access the reservations link here.