ASPB Forward works to advance change within ASPB by accelerating ideas that benefit our community. We seek to listen, stimulate, capture, incubate, and steward innovative, cross-cutting ideas and programs, so that ASPB will better serve as a more equitable and inclusive organization (read more).
Over the past few months, we have been listening to members of ASPB and the broader community it serves. We have identified several recurring themes that we’d like to explore further with you.
We will be hosting a set of listening sessions at the Plant Biology meeting later this month, and invite you to join us to participate in these discussions.
If you prefer to share your questions or comments anonymously, please submit them using this form. Members of the committee will share submitted comments during the relevant discussions.
Please join us for any of these listening sessions (note – registration to PB21 is required to attend).
Financial Transparency. Monday July 19, 9-10am EDT, 5-6pm EDT
Amplifying Science and Amplifying People. Tuesday July 20, 9-10am EDT, 5-6pm EDT
ASPB’s mission is to “promote the growth and development of plant biology, to encourage and publish research in plant biology, and to promote the interests, growth, and education of plant scientists in general.” Does ASPB promote and advocate the right things, or are important topics left out? Should we put more focus on broader impacts? Does ASBP provide opportunities and promote scientists in an equitable and fair way? How are topics and speakers selected for meetings and webinars, and are there opportunities for community input?
Is ASPB Growing Your Career? Wednesday July 21, 9-10am EDT, 5-6pm EDT
Open Session. Thursday July 22, 9-10am EDT, (no pm session)
Dispute Resolution Within the ASPB Sphere of Influence. Friday July 23, 9-10am EDT, 5-6pm EDT