Schedule

The symposium schedule will be updated and augmented as more information becomes available. Check back regularly for the most up-to-date version of the Symposium schedule as the dates approach.

Tuesday, July 9

1:00-8:00 pm Arrival and Check-in for guests staying in Slichter Hall
Check in at Carson Gulley Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison Campus
1515 Tripp Circle, Madison, WI 53706 (across the lawn from Slichter)
 2:00-5:00 Instructors: Meeting & Reception
Meet the new Executive Director of Tiny Earth, receive updates to the Tiny Earth program, and have all of your questions answered
Orchard View Room, Discovery Building


Students: Discovery Building Tour & Roundtable with Graduate and Professional Students
Get a behind the scenes look at the research labs at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery before hearing from graduate trainees about careers after undergraduate research
Meet in Atrium, Discovery Building

6:00-7:15 Cookout at Lakeshore Picnic Area
Please RSVP for this event during registration
Weather location: Lake Mendota Room, Dejope Hall
7:30-9:00 Meet & Greet Ice Cream Social for Students & Instructors
Get to know each other and have fun learning about the history of Tiny Earth during Tiny Earth Trivia!
Lake Mendota Room, Dejope Hall

Wednesday, July 10

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast at Carson’s Market (attendees staying at Slichter Hall only)
8:00-9:00 Check-in and Poster Setup
Atrium, Discovery Building (330 N Orchard St)
9:00-9:45 Welcome
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Dr. Jo Handelsman, Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery; Founder, Tiny Earth
Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes
Dr. Nichole Broderick, Training Instructor, University of Connecticut

9:45-10:45 Keynote Address: Community-wide Natural Product Discovery
Pieter Dorrestein, Professor of Pharmacology and Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Tiny Earth Chemistry Hub: the Next Stop for your Samples
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
11:30-12:30 pm AMR Panel Discussion
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
12:30-1:30 Lunch
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
1:30-2:30 Tiny Earth Founder Jo Handelsman: Soil, the Earth’s Bounty
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
2:30-4:30 Poster Session and Competition
Atrium, Discovery Building
4:30-4:45 Tiny Earth Community Group Photo
Atrium, Discovery Building
5:30-6:30 Dinner at Carson’s Market (attendees staying at Slichter Hall only)
5:00-9:00 Explore Madison! (open mic at the Memorial Union Terrace, Concerts on the Square, bowling/climbing/billiards at Union South)

Thursday, July 11

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast at Carson’s Market (attendees staying at Slichter Hall only)
8:30-10:30 Students: Excursions Departing from Discovery Building
Sign up for these excursions on day 1 of the symposium. Attendance is limited.

Group A – Tour of Catalent and Conversation with Industry Scientists and Executives

Group B – Tour of Camp Randall and AMR conversation with UW Athletics (students, administrators, sports medicine staff)

Group C – Tour of Exact Sciences and Conversation with Industry Scientists and Executives

Group D – WID Research Tour with Entering Discovery Students

Instructors: “Tapas Talks” & Faculty Roundtable Breakouts
Tiny Earth Executive Director Sarah Miller: Teaching and Learning
Orchard View Room & Researchers’ Link, Discovery Building

11:00-1:30 pm Biotech and Graduate School Career Fair and Expo (Lunch included)
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
1:30-2:00 Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks
2:00-5:00 Checkout (Slichter Hall) and Departure*

*Dormitory residents registered to stay an extra night at Slichter Hall will also be provided with dinner on July 11 and breakfast on July 12 at Carson’s Market