PSRN Meetups and Activities at Plant Biology 2018

Location: Palais des congrès de Montréal

Saturday, July 14

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Plant Science Training in 2035: Implementing science communication training | Room 518

In this workshop, the Plant Science Research Network (PSRN) will share their recommendations for graduate training over the next 20 years and engage attendees in an interactive science communication exercise.

The workshop will be divided into two parts: Part 1 focus on the PSRN training recommendations and facilitate discussions about how to implement the recommendations. Part 2 will focus on one of the recommendations (practical training for science communication) and work with attendees to develop their research elevator pitch to more effectively engage with diverse audiences at conferences and through social media.

Sunday, July 15

Join the PSRN in the Exhibit Hall, stop by the ASPB Booth and Plantae Pavilion for more information. 

Monday, July 16

11:00 - 11:30 AM | News from the Plant Science Research Network | ASPB Booth

Learn about how to get involved with the Plant Science Research Network. The PSRN will also provide an update on their recommendations for training graduate students and postdocs. Everyone is welcome; learn more about the PSRN at

3:15 - 4:00 PM | PSRN Network Meetup | Plantae Pavilion 

Learn what the PSRN does and how you can get involved with the PSRN through the network on Plantae ( Meetup with fellow workshop attendees to practice your elevator pitches - everyone is invited!

Tuesday, July 17

12:00 - 12:45 PM | Big Data and Cyberinfrastructure Network Meetup | Plantae Pavilion

The BDCI network on Plantae is an inclusive group that focuses on how plant biologists can use big data and cyberinfrastructure to advance their research. Learn more at Everyone is invited to bring their lunch and meetup at the Plantae Pavilion!

ASPB Contests

Deadline to submit: July 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST 

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