Networking Events

Catch up with old friends and meet new people at these events, which provide great networking opportunities!

Also, check out the Buddy Program which matches meeting guides (i.e., seasoned SETAC members) with first-time and international attendees.

SETAC Fun Hockey Game – Toxicology vs. Chemistry*

3:10 p.m.–4:40 p.m. | Ice Factory of Central Florida | Cost: TBD (between $20-$30)

SETAC hockey teamPlease bring your full ice hockey gear to play. All hockey skill levels welcome. SETAC jerseys and socks will be provided. Contact Curtis Eickhoff ( or at 1-604-346-5320 if you would like to play.

The bus will depart Rosen Shingle Creek at 1:30pm and return between 5-6pm. The Ice Factory of Central Florida is located at:
2221 Partin Settlement Road
Kissimmee, FL  34744

* This event is organized by members for members and is completely voluntary. Hockey is a contact sport, and SETAC is not responsible for any injuries that may occur.

New Member Breakfast – SOLD OUT

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. | Room: Conway | Free but pre-registration required

Whether this is your first meeting and you are anxious to learn more about SETAC or your 37th meeting and you hope to inspire the next generation of scientists, the New Member Breakfast is an ideal way to network and enhance your conference experience. Fuel up on complimentary C8H10N4O2 and light breakfast items in an informal setting, while socializing with other SETACers, including members of the SETAC North America Board of Directors and SETAC North America committees. For new members, this event can be especially useful as it provides answers for questions you may have concerning the conference. This event also allows you to start developing a network of contacts in case you have questions arise during the conference. The New Member Breakfast is open to all meeting attendees but pre-registration is required. We look forward to seeing you Monday morning.

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SETAC Reddit Ask Me Anything

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Student Corner in the Exhibit Hall

The SETAC North America Student Advisory Council (NASAC) will be hosting another Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA). For those of you unfamiliar with Reddit AMAs, we open the floor to questions from anyone in the world curious about our science. Questions have ranged from very explicit (“Should I be concerned about mercury levels in fish from the Chesapeake Bay?”) to the very peculiar (“How dangerous is pigeon poop?”). Students work with experts and established researchers at the conference to answer these questions. The last three AMAs have proven successful, and we invite you to participate in this unique outreach opportunity.

NASAC is seeking volunteers to work with a student facilitator to answer questions submitted during the AMA. There is no Reddit experience required! Bring a cup of coffee and a sense of humor, and use this opportunity to get to know some of the bright young researchers working in the society. Contact David Dreier or Jen Lynch with any questions about the event or to register as a volunteer.

Superfund Research Program Mixer

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | The Yard House (transportation not provided)

Network the night away to the tune of free appetizers at The Yard House for the Superfund Research Program Mixer. If you are a trainee or advisor involved in superfund research, you can’t miss this exciting opportunity to mingle with your peers. There’s no pre-registration required, so simply stop by and enjoy the atmosphere Tuesday night! Bring a friend if you please, as this is open to everyone. For more information, please contact Jamie Minick.

SETAC Journals Reception

6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Room: St. Johns 24

SETAC Career Networking Reception – SOLD OUT

6:00 p.m–8:00 p.m. | Room: St. John’s 24

Maximizing Personal and Team Performance: Speed Networking Reception for Early to Mid-Career Professionals

Are you looking for strategies to maximize person and team productivity? Have you ever been asked to deliver the impossible or unknowingly asked the impossible of others? If you answered yes to any of these, please join us at a speed networking reception hosted by the SETAC North America Career Development Committee where you will have the opportunity to interact with many experienced SETAC leaders from academia, government, and the private sector. This SETAC event is specifically targeted towards early to mid-career professionals, but students are warmly welcomed! The format for this event will be a speed networking event to provide you with insights and advice from many different SETAC leaders as you move between stations. There will also be some free time at the beginning and end of the event for networking. Discussions will be focused on:

Time Management Redefined

  • Prioritizing activities that bring the greatest rewards to you, your team, and your management group

Managing Up and Across Levels

  • Collaborating effectively with your team members and management
  • Working with team members and management to establish realistic, achievable expectations and outcomes
  • Developing your core talents as well as discovering and fostering core talents in others for mutual benefit

Setting the Bar

  • Revisiting your short- and long-term career goals and broadening your area of expertise

Space is limited so advance registration is recommended. Your ticket includes admission to the event, 2 drink tickets and light snacks. For more information, contact Charles Wong or Diana Eignor.