ASBMB Annual Meeting Special Events 

Events located in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, unless otherwise noted.

Professional Development for Graduate/Postdoctoral Trainees
Saturday, April 20, Room 253C

Energize your career objectives with insider perspectives on career options, panel discussions that respond to your burning questions, and networking opportunities that will benefit you at the meeting and in the future.  Join us for this pre-meeting program that is sure to help you make the most of your "big" meeting experience in Boston. 
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* Advance event registration required and will be accepted when registering for Experimental Biology (EB2013).   Registration includes lunch: $25 ASBMB Members, $35 all other EB registrants.  Event registration will close when fully subscribed. 
Event registration is included with the ASBMB Graduate/Postdoc and Graduate Minority Travel Awards, so event registration is not required for awardees.  However, travel award recipients must register for Experimental Biology (EB2013).

ASBMB Opening Reception
Saturday, April 20, Ballroom West, immediately follows the Opening Lecture

Kick start your meeting experience enjoying refreshments while connecting with friends and fellow attendees at the ASBMB Opening Reception.  The event immediately follows the Society's Opening Lecture.  Science Outreach Activity posters will be on display during the reception.  After the reception, explore Boston's waterfront nightlife, or take the T to Back Bay.  All ASBMB members, biochemistry nonmember attendees and guests welcome at the Opening Lecture and Reception.

A Science Revolution – Undergraduate Uprisings at the ASBMB Annual Meeting  

 To help enrich the undergraduate experience at the meeting, the ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee (EPD), working with the Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN) Committee, has developed the following suite of programs with a historical theme!  Have fun and enjoy the science.

"Paul Revere’s Ride, The Biochemists are Coming!"  An Annual Meeting Orientation for Undergraduates
Saturday, April 20, 11:30 am - 12:00 noon, Room 50
Preparing for the ASBMB Annual Meeting can be a challenge, especially to undergraduate students who are attending a national meeting for the first time.  The more prepared students are to engage in the science, the more they can gain from their annual meeting experiences.   Join fellow undergraduates at the start of the meeting for a meeting orientation and Q&A session. 

"Continental Congress, The 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Poster Competition
Saturday, April 20, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, East Registration Area
Advance registration required.  Undergraduate First Authors will receive an invitation in January to participate in the competition.

"Declaration of Independence," Beyond College Workshop: Coping with Some Common Challenges
a workshop for undergraduates
Saturday, April 20, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm, Room 50

"Boston Tea Parties, Undergraduate Breakfasts with Award Scientists
Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22, 7:00 am - 8:00 am, Room 255

Advance registration required.
Students will gather to meet award scientists for an open discussion and learn about their personal paths to a career in science.

Fostering Partnerships Between Colleges, University and K-12 Schools Workshop
 Advance Registration Required
Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Room 251

This workshop is designed for junior high and high school teachers and college/university faculty and researchers who are interested in forming collaborative partnerships to bring creative, cutting-edge, and hands-on science into K-12 classrooms.  

How Scientists Can Save the World
sponsored by the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee
Sunday, April 21, 12:45 - 2:30 pm, Room 258

Join the leading names in science and public policy as we discuss the massive challenges facing society in the next 100 years. Learn how science holds many of the solutions to problems like hunger, health, and sustainability - and how to be an advocate for science. 

Jeremy M. Berg, ASBMB President, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Tania Baker, MIT
Darlene Cavalier, Science Cheerleader
Craig Mello, Univ. of Massachusetts

ASBMB Welcome and Networking Reception
sponsored by the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee
Sunday, April 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This event will be held in the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Commonwealth Ballroom

The ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee welcomes primary investigators, industry professionals, educators, young scientists and students to enjoy this networking and mentoring reception.   ASBMB members and biochemistry nonmembers welcome.  The reception will feature posters from this year's ASBMB Graduate Minority Travel Award recients.  Sign up now for ASBMB's Partnership for Diversity

Open Meeting on ASBMB Certification Program for Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Etc.
Monday, April 22, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Room 251

ASBMB has initiated roll-out of an outcomes-based degree certification program for undergraduates majoring in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and related majors. The objectives of the program are to recognize student accomplishment and provide faculty with tools and data to help foster quality education and leverage needed resources. For this program to be successful, the participation of and feedback from members of the educational community is essential. Members of the working group responsible for developing the bachelor's degree accreditation program will briefly describe the structure and rationale behind version 1.0 of the program, answer questions from the audience and receive community feedback.

From the Lab to the Kitchen Table, Communicating Science to a Lay Audience
Monday, April 22, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Room 255

This interactive program features successful outreach activities and teaches attendees techniques for effectively communicating their science to the lay public.    Learn more and view the line-up of presenters.

ASBMB Thematic Fermentation Happy Hour
Monday, April 22, 6:00 pm, immediately follows the afternoon symposia outside ASBMB session rooms in the Northeast Foyer

Relax at this casual post-session happy hour and continue the scientific discussion, meet the speakers and network with others in your field - all while enjoying a beverage and light refreshments hosted by the ASBMB.  ASBMB members and biochemistry nonmember attendees welcome.

ASBMB Science Cafe: The New Social Networking Event
Monday, April 22, 7:00 pm
This event will be held in the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Sauciety Restaurant

Y.E.S. Mixer (Young Experimental Scientists)
Monday, April 22, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
This event will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel Galleria.

The Y.E.S. Mixer brings together trainees and students from all Experimental Biology disciplines for a fun, club-like, dance party. Meeting registration badge must be worn to gain admittance. Beverage tickets issued at the door, while supplies last. Alcohol will Not be served to those under 21 or those without proper ID.

Science Cafes 101: An Interactive Guide to Organizing Your Own Science Cafe
Tuesday, April 23, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Room 255

After attending the ASBMB Science Cafe on Monday evening, the folks from provide attendees with the resources already in place to make organizing a successful science cafe in your community easy and fun.

ASBMB Women Scientists Networking Event
Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Room 257B

Each year, the ASBMB sponsors a session where women scientists reflect on some aspect of their careers or general issues surrounding women’s participation in science. This year we will explore the challenges and transitions that women experience in the different stages of their scientific careers (early, mid, and late career).