2021 Tiny Earth Winter Symposium

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021
11:00-3:00 PM EST/10:00-2:00 PM CST

VIA ZOOM 

For TEPIs, for students, and for students’ families & friends!

Join us for the Tiny Earth Winter Symposium! This international event is designed to showcase student research presentations as well as engage students’ families and friends in learning more about antibiotic resistance and the science of discovery. Please encourage your students to attend the conference, present their Tiny Earth research, and invite their families and friends to listen and learn.

REGISTRATION & STUDENT ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Register by November 28th. Registration fee for Tiny Earth Partner Instructors (TEPIs) is $20. Students and community members are free. 

Students: Register above. If you wish to give a five-minute presentation on your Tiny Earth research, you also need to submit an abstract and research poster by Sunday November 28. For details and to register, visit the student research presentations webpage.

For more details and current updates on the symposium schedule, bookmark this page.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Recognizing the historical legacies of the lands on which Tiny Earth takes place is an important part of every Tiny Earth Symposium. We invite students to apply to present a land acknowledgement about the land on where they began their Tiny Earth journey. We will select one or more applicants to present a brief ‘land acknowledgement’ on the day of the event. These presentations are typically 1-2 minutes long.

We welcome students of all backgrounds to apply to conduct the land acknowledgement for the 2021 Tiny Earth Winter symposium. You do not need to have tribal affiliation to participate. Students can submit a draft of their own land acknowledgement between 150-200 words by November 18th. Learn more and apply here.

 

Tiny Earth values principles of AJEDI — Antiracism, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This event is a safe space where students, instructors, and community members may interact and celebrate research and discovery. Please help us maintain a thoughtful and respectful environment for all attendees. We will not tolerate racist, discriminatory, or hurtful language and behavior.

 

TENTATIVE SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

Friday, December 3, 2021
All times EST

Time Session Presenter(s) Description
11:00am Welcome Sarah Miller, Executive Director, Tiny Earth
Brian Merkel, TEPI, UW-Green Bay
Mike Alexander, Chancellor, UW-Green Bay
Heather Pelzel, TEPI, UW-Whitewater
Welcome to the 2021 Tiny Earth Winter Symposium! In this session, we will give an overview of Tiny Earth and our network that now reaches 29 countries in our search for new antibiotics from soil bacteria. We will share network updates and upcoming events, then join together in a land acknowledgement.
11:45am Plenary
A World Without Soil
Jo Handelsman Founder, Tiny Earth Can you imagine a world without soil? Join Tiny Earth Founder and Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Professor Jo Handelsman to celebrate the release of her new book, A World Without Soil!
12:45pm Break
1:00pm Student Research Presentations, Session I Student research is at the center of Tiny Earth. Learn about Tiny Earth student research findings on their path toward antibiotic discovery from bacteria in soil. Help us celebrate their accomplishments!
1:45pm Break
2:00pm Student Research Presentations, Session II Student research is at the center of Tiny Earth. Learn about Tiny Earth student research findings on their path toward antibiotic discovery from bacteria in soil. Help us celebrate their accomplishments!
2:45pm Closing Remarks Greg Bleck, VP-R&D, Catalent