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A big thank you to last year’s attendees, sponsors and speakers! 


*Check the Past Symposium Highlights page for a look at the 2023 Symposium!

The Plant Sciences Symposium is an annual convention hosted at The Ohio State University (OSU) centered around topics in plant science. It is a part of the Corteva Plant Sciences Symposia Series. This year’s event will start with a workshop on communicating science to non-scientists on Thursday, February 29th. The main event will be on Friday, March 1st, 2024 hosted in the 4H Center in Columbus, Ohio and on Zoom. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to registered attendees.

Symposium Location

Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

Ohio State University Extension, 4-H Youth Development

2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210


Friday, March 1st, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). 


Please click the link below to join the CarmenZoom webinar:


password: 134610


Meet our Speakers

This year, the Symposium will feature Dr. Rebecca Bart from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Dr. Linda Kinkel from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Luis Cañas from The Ohio State University, Dr. Douglas Kinghorn from The Ohio State University, and one speaker from our sponsor Corteva (To Be Announced!). This Symposium will also feature graduate student speakers and a poster competition. Awards for selected student speakers and for top poster presenters will be announced during the Symposium. Visit Event Features to see learn more details about the symposium.

Workshop Session

We will be hosting a professional development workshop on the first day of the symposium, February 29th, 2024 from 2 – 3 PM. Our speaker for this event is Dr. Bernhard Debatin from Ohio University. He will be speaking about communicating science to the general public. The workshop is a virtual Zoom. Please check your email for the link if you have registered.

Call for Submissions

The Call for Submissions has now closed, but consider submitting an abstract to be one of our student speakers, or to present a poster on your research for next year!  Visit the Student Speaker or Poster Competition pages to learn more.


Questions? Contact us by using our contact form, or at plantsciencesymposiumcommittee@buckeyemail.osu.edu