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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 SeriesThis year due to Covid-19, we are hosting an online symposium.

A big thank you to all of our attendees, sponsors and speakers! We had a great symposium and look forward to seeing you all next year!

This year’s theme is: Plant Science in the Climate Change Era


This past year of 2021 was a year of continued challenges and innovative thinking in the face of a novel global challenge of COVID-19, an issue at a scale not unlike that of global climate change.  World-over, communities, scientists, and governments, have come together to address the challenge of covid head on sparking a renewed focus and motivation on tackling global challenges together, including climate action. Now more than ever, scientific communication about topics like sustainable futures and changing weather is of the utmost importance. The Ohio State Plant Sciences Symposium acknowledges this need, and welcomes the plant sciences community to join us for a discussion about where plant sciences fits in this larger picture of climate change, science communication, and sustainability in a more connected world.

Meet our Speakers

This year, the virtual Symposium features as invited speakers  Dr. Andrea Wolfe from The Ohio State University, Dr. Elizabeth M. Wolkovich from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Christie Bahlai from Kent State University, Dr. Ana I. Caño-Delgado from The Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Barcelona, Spain, and Ben Weers our invited Corteva research scientist. This Symposium will also feature graduate student speakers and a virtual 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 webinar.

Workshop Topics!

We will be hosting workshops on the first day of the symposium, April 7th. Everyone registered for the symposium will receive the links to the workshops closer to the event. The workshops will be covering:

  • Introduction to Scholarly Publishing
  • STEM Outreach
  • Data Visualization

Live captioning in English will be available to participants during the event. Other languages will be added based on registration/requests.

Questions? Contact us by using our contact form, or at plantsciencesymposiumcommittee@buckeyemail.osu.edu and through Facebook or Twitter. Follow us on social media to receive updates on the symposium!