We’ve all had quite a year so far. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted scientific meetings beyond recognition, to say nothing of everyday life.
Binning Singletons partnered with ASM to bring our peer-to-peer mentoring and networking program back to Microbe this summer. While the physical meeting has been cancelled, ASM Microbe Online is available.
We are still committed to bringing people together, and we’re moving ahead.
Now that we’re all growing accustomed to video calls, we’re going to start out with some Happy Hour/Meet-up events. We’re going to try to keep them pretty small so that everyone can actually participate.
In time we’ll make matches between mentors and singletons. We’ll help them work out their own meet-up sessions. This will give all the singletons someone they can reach out to for help/advice/support.
Over time we’ll have more HH events to remingle and remix the groups, so that the networks can expand. We’ll provide more details as we go along, but this is new territory for us, too, so we appreciate you bearing with us.