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ABIC 2015
September 7 - 9, Melbourne Australia

Early-bird extended until 31 July 2015
ABIC 2015 early-bird registrations have been extended until 31 July 2015, register now to take advantage of the reduced rate.
Connect, learn and share with like-minded professionals at ABIC 2015. With over 25 international speakers and over 60% of registered delegates from overseas, the ABIC 2015 conference is the perfect opportunity to meet with professionals from Australia and around the world.

Plenary: Science in a modern world
Jack Bobo, who was recently named one of the 'top 100 influential people in Biotechnology today' by Scientific American - World View,  will join ABIC 2015 as a plenary speaker on Monday 7 September from 1.25 - 2.10pm to give a plenary titled 'Science in a modern world'.
In a hot, flat, hyper-connected world science and technology have never been more important, nor more misunderstood. This plenary session will examine global trends in food and agriculture, the interplay between food safety and public perception of risk, and the key role of science communication in addressing public perceptions if we are to address the global challenges we all face.
Jack Bobo is a Senior Advisor for Global Food Policy at the U.S. Department of State. He is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy related to new agricultural technologies and working with foreign governments to address regulatory barriers to U.S. agricultural exports.
Prior to joining the State Department, Jack practiced law at the Washington, D.C. firm of Crowell & Moring, LLP. His education includes a degree in law, a Master of Science in Environmental Science, as well as degrees in chemistry, biology and psychology.   
View the full program here.

Student Programs
Supported by La Trobe University

Student Poster Award
We invite graduate students to submit an abstract via the online portal. Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel and shortlisted abstracts will be chosen to be included in the poster display at the conference. Please note, although supported by La Trobe University this program is open to all students. For further information and to apply click here.
Student Volunteer Program
Applications are now open for student volunteers to participate at ABIC 2015. For further information and to apply click here. Applications close on Friday 17 July 2015.

Click here to visit the ABIC 2015 website
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