Networking & Special Events

Whether you’re attending the meeting for the first time, looking to connect with current or former colleagues, recruiting your next postdoc or seeking out new collaborators, there’s a networking opportunity for you!

Saturday, April 21

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Graduate Student and Postdoc Career-Development Event  
Information coming soon!

 
11:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Undergraduate Events
11:30 a.m.: Meeting Orientation
1:00 p.m.: Poster Competition
4:30 p.m.: Careers Speed Networking 

 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tang Prize Award Lecture

Feng Zhang, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Science Outreach Activity Posters  
During the EB-wide Welcome Reception
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EB Welcome Reception
Begin your meeting experience by networking with fellow attendees at the EB-wide opening reception.  
 

Sunday, April 22 

12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Poster Sessions and  Meet the Speakers
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion.
Meet the Speakers schedule details will be posted in 2018.
 
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Advocacy Town Hall
Briefings will be led by the ASBMB Public Affairs Director Benjamin Corb with the assistance of an expert panel moderated by PAAC chair Matthew Gentry.
 
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Organizing a Successful ASBMB Student Chapter
Learn about the ASBMB Student Chapters program and how to maintain an active chapter. Network with current faculty advisers and student members as they share their chapter activities.
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ASBMB Annual Meeting Networking Reception  
Join fellow members of the BMB community to meet and mingle.  Join the ASBMB leadership, including Natalie Ahn, ASBMB President, Gerald Hart, ASBMB President-elect, and editorial board members from JBC, JLR and MCP, the Society's three journals.  Enjoy light refreshments while exploring research posters presented by recipients of the ASBMB Graduate Student Travel Awards, sponsored by the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee.  ASBMB members and Biochemistry registrants welcome.
 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Student Chapters Adviser's Networking Reception sponsored by the Student Chapters Steering Committee
Current chapter faculty advisers and faculty members interested in starting a chapter are welcome to attend.  
 

Monday, April 23

12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Poster Sessions and  Meet the Speakers
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion. 
Meet the Speakers schedule details will be posted in 2018.
 
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Young Experimental Scientists (Y.E.S.) Mixer
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Aqua ABC
The Y.E.S. Mixer brings together students and postdocs from all Experimental Biology disciplines for a fun, club-like dance party.  
 

Tuesday, April 24 

12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Poster Sessions and  Meet the Speakers
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion.
Meet the Speakers schedule details will be posted in 2018.
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Women Scientists Mentoring and Networking Event
Everyone is welcome to join us in discussing strategies for career advancement and how to successfully promote oneself.   We will also discuss ideas about the formation of a new advocacy group within the ASBMB to promote the career trajectories and professional growth of all women biochemists at all career stages (Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or WIBMB)
 

Wednesday, April 25

11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Poster Sessions and Meet the Speakers
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion.
 Meet the Speakers schedule details will be posted in 2018.