The 2023 Algae Biomass Summit is now accepting speaker and poster abstracts for the world’s largest algae conference, to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, October 9-11, 2023.
Submit your abstract before April 17, 2023 to receive preferential scoring by the review committee, as well as student registration discounts!
The Summit is the leading conference that brings together the scientific community and commercial leaders that are advancing algae and seaweed as a solution to countless global challenges. Our in-person event this year will feature multiple keynote speakers, industry panel discussions, technical presentations, a poster session, exhibit hall and networking receptions.
|The Summit is a place for collaboration in all aspects of the microalgae and seaweed industries. Topical tracks that will organize the agenda include:
For innovations and research in algae and seaweed applications for food, animal and aquaculture feeds, bioplastics, biofuels, chemicals, coproducts, cosmetics, nutrition supplements, pharmaceuticals, soil health, agricultural products and more.
Cultivation and Harvesting
For innovations and research in fermentation, microalgae, seaweeds, bioreactor design and engineering, phototrophic and heterotrophic systems, harvesting and extraction systems, biorefinery systems, and more.
Meet The Industry
These sessions will showcase companies operating in, and adjacent to, the algae and seaweed industry, introducing new products and services to Summit attendees.
For innovations and research on the topics of algae and seaweed in bioremediation, water treatment, nutrient recycling and management, life cycle and techno economic analysis, carbon capture, and more.
For innovations and research in strain isolation, development, and characterization of microalgae and seaweeds, as well as bioprospecting, improvements in growth and biomass productivity, algal biotechnology, and more.
In addition to individual abstracts, the Summit is also accepting panel proposals for up to 5 speakers to explore a topic of importance in microalgae or macroalgae commercialization or research. Once accepted, panel speakers will be asked to submit separate abstracts for their presentations.
Poster Competition and Prizes
The Young Algae Researcher Award will recognize student scientists in the Summit poster sessions for their contributions to the fields of algae biology and engineering. Cash prizes of $250, $150 and $75 are awarded to the top three in each category. To enter, select the “poster” category when submitting your abstract.
Travel Grants Available
The Algae Foundation is offering travel grants to attend the 2023 Summit. More information on the Mary Rosenthal Student Travel Grant can be found here. To enter, select your interest in the abstract submission form.
The 2023 Summit welcomes student participation at all levels. The Summit will be offering special registration rates to student attendees, as well as discounts to students that submit abstracts before the priority deadline.
This will be our first in-person Summit since the pandemic and we are excited to gather our community and welcome new faces. The program this year will feature some exciting networking opportunities:
- Evening receptions will feature a hosted bar, appetizers and more.
- An exhibit hall will offer the chance to meet the innovators, service providers, universities and federal agencies that are working together to accelerate success in algae and seaweed markets.
- Networking and mentoring opportunities at the Young Innovators Lounge will offer career advice and the opportunity to meet with industry leaders.
- A VIP reception will feature industry speakers and the unveiling of the Algae Industry Awards in an exclusive setting.
- A mobile app will give attendees access to digital matching tools, instant outreach to other attendees, customized agendas and more.