Part of ASPB’s commitment to equity
ASPB is proud to have offered childcare at its annual meeting for many years, as noted in a PNAS article from 2018. Plant Biology 2019 is no exception, with available onsite childcare at rates (see details below) partially supported by a grant from the Romanoff Foundation. ASPB feels strongly that childcare at conferences promotes equity for all attendees and will have wide-reaching benefits in the community as a whole.
Childcare at Plant Biology 2019 is available for $10/child/hour and will take place on site at the convention center, making it easy for parents to swing in between sessions or at lunch. All ages (up to 18 years) are accepted, but the most common ages fall in the 6 month–12 year range.
Attendees can provide the times/dates childcare is needed during registration and any at time before the meeting. Questions regarding childcare can be sent to PBregistration@aspb.org.
Written by Peridot Scientific Communications staff, with substantial contribution from Emily Larson