Join Binning Singletons channels (Slack).

Communicate the opportunities to groups outside of Twitter.

Ask for help or offer to assist with planning.

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 Singletons’ posters, and presentations as possible, 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 a Singleton is looking to change positions/fields, make relevant introductions when possible.

Networking is difficult for many Singletons. Do your best to make it easier.

Meeting Activities


Thursday afternoon before the Opening Session (New to Microbe).

Binning Singletons Leadership will have stage time.

Good chance to meet up with Singletons if available.

Opening Session

Offer to sit with Singletons if they’re alone.

Make them aware of alternative viewing locations (lounge and learns).

Opening Reception

Binning Singletons will have its own tower (just like the tracks).

Great place to meet your Singletons and fellow Mentors.

Make every effort to include this in Thursday evening activities.

Binning Singletons Opening Mixer

Sunday Night

Supported by ASM and representatives of leadership will speak.

Key part of the program is mixing the bins across tracks and mentors.

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.

Binning Singletons Curated Itinerary 

Singletons find the sessions that might help them in networking and career development.

This itinerary will feature current and former Singletons.