Conferences we go to (or would like to go to!)
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
AGU is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting over 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers. AGU showcases current scientific theory focused on discoveries that will benefit humanity and ensure a sustainable future for our planet. There are several student events, including a Student Breakfast, Career Opportunity Networking Lunch, and Career Fair.
Abstracts due in August. Date: December. Location: San Francisco, CA
Ecological Society of America (ESA) Meeting
ESA is the largest organization of professional ecologists. Annual meeting are aligned around a specific theme and showcase current scientific theory focused on discoveries that will benefit humanity and ensure a sustainable future for our planet. They welcome submissions from students and have several events directed towards students, including a Student Breakfast, Career Opportunity Networking Lunch, and Career Fair. Abstracts due in February. Date: August. Location: varies.
International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) biennial meeting
The ISME symposia, organized every two years, are the largest international meetings addressing the wide range of topics in Microbial Ecology. ISME also sponsors, co-organizes, activates and promotes other events in Microbial Ecology (like meetings, courses, workshops, symposia and conferences).
Abstracts due in January. Date: August. Location: varies.
American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting
ASM is the world’s largest meeting of microbiologists and showcases the central role of microbes in the biosphere by communicating today's cutting edge science in the diverse areas of microbiology through a wide range of interactive workshops, scientific sessions, and networking events.
Abstracts due in January. Date: May-June. Location: varies.
Soil Ecology Society (SES) Meeting
SES is an international organization of researchers, students, environmental professionals and others interested in the advancement and promotion of soil biology and ecology. SES holds biannual conferences that address contemporary issues in the field of soil ecology, which provides a forum for soil ecologists, soil scientists, teachers of soil ecology, and members of related disciplines to share original research, participate in meeting symposia and workshops, and identify priorities for future research and outreach.
See website for details.
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
SSSA highlights the facts the soils sustain life. Meetings are often held in conjunction with the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America.
Abstracts due in June. Date: November. Location: varies.
Argonne Soil Metagenome Meeting
This meeting aims to serve the research community by providing a venue for interaction among soil ecologists, microbiologists, bioinformaticists, and ‘omics enthusiasts. Through oral presentations, posters, discussion sessions, and participation by industry sponsors, the meeting covers any aspect of soil metagenomics research, from technical development to data analysis to science breakthroughs.
Abstracts due in August. Date: October. Location: Illinois