Why Attend

Highlights Unique to Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit

  1. Pre-conference networking. Two weeks prior to the start of the conference, you will be able to access the meeting platform to build your profile and start making connections with attendees and speakers
  2. Customizable engagement opportunities. Each attendee will have their own video chat feature, so you will be able to set up one-on-one discussions or small group discussions. Plan ahead to create your own coffee break time!
  3. An innovative poster platform that incorporates one-on-one video chat and the opportunity to feature posters by topic or presenter
  4. Additional networking opportunities for undergraduate students
  5. Discussion sessions following the plenary and concurrent symposia, as well as the poster sessions.
  6. Child Care Subsidies. The ASPB Women in Plant Biology (WIPB) Committee and the ASPB Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee, with support from the Romanoff Fund, will accept applications for grants to help offset the cost of childcare, enabling attendees with dependent children to fully participate in the Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide SummitAll ASPB members, regardless of country, will be eligible based on need, with the committees giving additional consideration to applications from early-career scientists.
  7. Greater accessibility through CART captioning services for all scientific sessions. (See https://www.hearingloss.org/hearing-help/technology/cartcaptioning/ for more information)
  8. More scientific content than in any other Plant Biology meeting, with ample opportunities for discussions with speakers in both plenary and concurrent sessions 
  9. Thirty-one interactive workshops put together by organizers from around the world in three key thematic tracks: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Professional Development; Technology and Innovation
  10. More topical hallway hangouts organized by the community. 
  11. An innovative poster platform that incorporates one-on-one video chat and the opportunity to feature posters by topic or presenter
  12. Additional networking opportunities for undergraduate students
  13. Short training videos on how to make the most from the platform and your time during the meeting

Features that you love about the annual Plant Biology meeting

  1. Registration discounts for ASPB members; additional discounts for early-bird registration
  2. On-demand  content available beyond the dates of the meeting 
  3. Ability to search abstracts and  posters by  author
  4. Great science – emerging and innovative research areas
  5. Social gatherings – even if  virtual
  6. Exhibit hall and sponsor activities – scavenger hunt prizes
  7. Learning more about opportunities for you through ASPB
  8. Seeing old friends and colleagues
  9. And of course – the conference t-shirt