Join Binning Singletons channels on Slack.

Communicate the opportunities to groups outside of social media.

Ask for help or offer to assist with planning. Your mentor wants to help you have a great experience. Ask them questions about the logistics of the meeting, how they handle the challenges a large meeting presents, and anything else you need help with.

Interactions with Singletons

We expect all participants to adhere to the Code of Conduct and be respectful and considerate of others.

Posters and Presentations

Attempt to attend as many other Singletons’ posters, and presentations as possible, especially within your bin,  even if they might be outside your primary focus.

Encourage a colleague to visit Singletons’ posters and offer additional insights .

If you are at a more established point in your career, endeavor to introduce your colleagues to the Singletons at different points in their careers. If you are less established, go the the talks and posters of the Mentors. Observe how they handle things and talk to them about their work.

If a you are looking to change positions/fields, ask your mentor to make relevant introductions when possible.

Meeting Activities


Thursday afternoon before the Opening Session.

Binning Singletons Leadership will have stage time.

This is a good chance to meet up with fellow Singletons.

Opening Session

Sit with other Singletons or your mentor.

Be aware that the opening session can be attended through alternative viewing locations (lounge and learns, etc.) if the crowded auditorium is problematic.

There is an Opening Reception this year so try to coordinate with your Mentor and fellow Singletons and try to arrange to meet with people after the Opening Session.

Binning Singletons Hours

Daily in the track hubs.

Microbiologists share their experiences (on specific topics or on their career and science in general) and will be available to chat with Singletons.