Networking & Special Events

Networking

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!

New this year! ASBMB Meet the Speaker events! Gather with your community each day during the midday poster sessions for opportunities to meet the scientific symposia invited speakers and award lecturers. The ASBMB lounge will be located in the heart of the BMB poster presentations and serve as a hub for connections within your scientific community.

Saturday, April 22

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Graduate Student and Postdoc Career-Development Event  
*Advance registration is required, which can be done during the EB meeting registration process 

11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Undergraduate Poster Competition
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom, W375b
Present your research and gain valuable practice for your poster presentation during the ASBMB annual meeting. Graduate program recruiters will have informational tables open during the competition.
*Advance registration required

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Science Outreach Posters  
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom, W375c
The Science Outreach poster presentations will take place before and after the Herbert Tabor Opening Lecture. Click here for more details, including information on how to submit an abstract.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Herbert Tabor Opening Lecture
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom, W375c
Kick start your meeting experience with an invigorating talk focused on post-transcriptional regulation and the bacterial response to stress given by Susan Gottesman.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EB Welcome Reception
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom, W375de
Begin your meeting experience by networking with fellow attendees at the EB-wide opening reception.  

Sunday, April 23  

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Sessions and Meet the Speakers
McCormick Place,Exhibit hall
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.

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ASBMB Welcome and Networking Reception sponsored by the Minority Affairs Committee
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Regency Ballroom CD

The ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee welcomes all attendees to enjoy this networking and mentoring reception.

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ASBMB Student Chapters' Advisers Networking Reception sponsored by the Student Chapters Steering Committee
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, DuSable ABC

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ASBMB Education Fellows Reception 
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, FIeld BC

Monday, April 24

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Sessions and Meet the Speakers
McCormick Place, Exhibit hall
Visit the exhibiit 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. 

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Advocacy Town Hall sponsored by the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee 
McCormick Place, W184d
You've got questions, and we've got answers. This year, the Public Affairs Advisory Committee invites you to join our expert panel for a science policy town hall, where we'll have expert panelists prepared to answer your questions on the policy issues important to you. Join ASBMB public affairs director Benjamin Corb, PAAC chair Wes Sundquist, and NIH Director of External Research Mike Lauer as they discuss what impact President Trump and the new Congress will have on the biomedical research enterprise.

We will be taking your questions life, as well as on twitter utilizing #PolicyTownHall. We look forward to you joining us. Boxed lunches will be provided to the first 50 attendees.

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Young Experimental Scientist (Y.E.S.) Mixer
Hilton Chicago
The Y.E.S. Mixer brings together trainees and students from all Experimental Biology disciplines for a fun, club-like dance party.  


Tuesday, April 25  

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Sessions and Meet the Speakers
McCormick Place, Exhibit hall
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.

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Women Scientists Mentoring and Networking Event
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Grant Park BC
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 focus on the importance of mentors and sponsors in the various stages of career development and discuss factors that affect the success of mentoring relationships. 

Wednesday, April 26

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Poster Sessions and Meet the Speakers
McCormick Place, Exhibit hall
Visit the exhibiit 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.