Travel Grants for Meetings

A highly competitive opportunity for early career scientists to receive direct travel support and a waiver of registration fees to attend an ASPB-hosted conference.


  • Ability to focus on a particular interest or research area
  • Provides registration for an early career scientist (students, post-docs, faculty) and some funds towards travel
  • May select the awardee from among a pool identified by ASPB leaders
  • Meet/Greet Coffee with awardees
  • Logo on event signage
  • Recognition on ASPB and/or conference website

International Plant Molecular Biology Congress

The IPMB Congress is a triennial meeting that has been gathering 1500-2000 plant molecular biologists from all over the world since 1984. IPMB2018 was held in Montpellier, France; IPMB2015 in Brazil (Iguazu), IPMB2012 in S.Korea (Jeju Island), and IPMB2009 in the USA (St. Louis). Each of the previous meetings demonstrates the importance to develop multidisciplinary approaches to address climate change and population increases. IPMB2021 will take place in Cairns, Australia, following up with an attractive scientific program highlighting high impact recent discoveries from basic molecular biology to crop biotechnology. The rich combination of plenary and parallel sessions will demonstrate the importance of plant molecular biology in developing  ecologically sustainable farming practices.  See for more information.


Ambassador Program

The ASPB Ambassadors program helps develop future leaders in the plant science community, helping participants gain essential knowledge, skills, activities and insights. Applications are open year round.


  • Support over 20 future leaders in the US and around the world
  • Recruitment opportunities and chance to interact with a pool of talented students and postdocs
  • Participation in one or all of the online and in-person workshops/activities throughout the year
  • Your company’s ad or sponsorship mention, short description and image on the application page
  • Your company mentioned in related announcements in ASPB and Plantae channels
  • The opportunity to address fellows at the ASPB annual meeting networking activity

Online or In-Person Program – Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI)

Workshops and activities hosted by Primarily Undergraduate Institutions; educators supporting each other.

The Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI) Section is the second theme-based section within the American Society of Plant Biologists. It was approved by the ASPB Council and Board of Directors in December 2017.

This Section represents anyone interested or associated with Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), either as faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students or post-docs interested in a career at a PUI, or individuals with collaborations or other connections with PUI institutions. Our goal is to expand PUI-associated activities and resources, with the hope of establishing a community, through ASPB, that supports and engages PUI-affiliated members on a year-round basis. See more info here.


Individual Topical Workshops

Interested in sponsoring a workshop about a specific topic? Contact us to find out what’s available, or to discuss designing your own, online or in-person.

Here’s an example of a prospectus for specialty meeting with sponsorable activities:

Synthetic Biology 2019


Plant Biology Meetings

Plant Biology is the best opportunity to reach the current leaders of the global plant biology community, as well as the next generation of plant scientists. This renowned gathering is one of the largest plant science meetings in the world.

The Plant Biology Meeting is hosted by ASPB every year in different locations around North America. In 2018 the meeting took place in Montréal, Canada; in 2019, it will be located in San Jose, California. Plant Biology conference attendees typically come from three dozen countries and from states across the US.

There are many opportunities to sponsor activities during a Plant Biology meeting. You may see examples of the level of learning and interaction on the Plant Biology conference website and you can find descriptions of sponsorable opportunities in the current Plant Biology Exhibitor Prospectus.

Already familiar with what you want to sponsor? Go to the Opportunities Form by clicking on the green MAKE SELECTIONS button below or contact us.

Phenome Meeting

Are you interested in getting in front of researchers at the cutting-edge topic of computational biology, image capture and analysis, and other aspects of plant phenomics? The Phenome conference brings together a multidisciplinary community comprising plant biologists, ecologists, engineers, agronomists, and computer scientists in a rich and diverse networking environment to foster collaboration, innovation, and the initiation of multi-investigator and multi-institution projects.

The Phenome conference also serves as a platform to generate greater understanding about plants and climate change. The conference will bring together preeminent speakers from Asia, Europe, and North America. Phenome 2020 takes place in February 2020 in Tucson, Arizona.

Phenome sponsorships include:

  • Recognition on the Phenome conference website
  • Banner ads in the conference app
  • Logo on the general session walk-in slides
  • Event signage (if applicable)
  • Sponsor ribbons for all company representatives
  • One complimentary registration for sponsorships of $10,000 or more
  • Visibility in the Plant Phenomics Network on Plantae

See for more details.

New Specialty Meeting or Program

Want to design your own topical meeting or workshop? Have a particular research area, application or technology in mind to explore with our plant science community? Let’s talk about how we might build a program around that, whether: online or in-person, for a small group or as part of a larger event, as a one-off workshop or as a year-long program. Contact us with your ideas.

Together with ASPB Conviron has developed a unique program aimed at Undergraduate and Graduate students studying Plant Biology – called the ASPB Conviron Scholars Program. Conviron has been delighted with the progress of this program and how easy it has been to work with ASPB in defining and implementing the awards. We are also pleased to see that this partnership is having a direct impact on plant biology students, which will help the scientific community at large and ultimately the future of our planet.
–Richard Marusyk, Conviron

Here’s an example of a prospectus for specialty meeting with sponsorable activities:

Synthetic Biology 2019

ASPB Section Meetings

ASPB supports five geographical sections across North America and two interest-based sections. Each has its own in-person meetings and events, as well as a network on See here for details about sections, and contact us to learn more about sponsoring a program in conjunction with a particular section. Contact us to inquire about a specific section or learn more about all of the sections.