• 39 North: Cultivating An Innovation Ecosystem

    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Join us for a discussion about 39 North, the 600-acre innovation district that is home to the Danforth Center, BRDG Park and other organizations that are helping to strengthen the St. Louis region’s innovation ecosystem. Panelists will include Barry L. Glantz, Mayor of the City of Creve Coeur, Travis Sheridan, President of the CIC Venture Café Global Institute, and Sheila Sweeney, CEO of St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.

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Young Friends

  • Party With The Plants

    Friday, June 02, 2017
    Young Friends is a group of professionals, 40 and under, who support the Danforth Center’s mission to improve the human condition through plant science, including our efforts to enhance St. Louis as a world center for agtech, bioscience, and other industries that are defining the future of our region. Guests have the opportunity to socialize and network with other young professional to learn about the local bioscience ecosystem while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

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Seeds of Change

  • Seeking Impact at Scale: Life Lessons from Technology, Catalytic Philanthropy, and the Family Farm

    Thursday, June 08, 2017
    The featured speaker for this year’s Seeds of Change event will be Jeff Raikes—former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, former member of the Microsoft leadership team, and co-founder of the Raikes Foundation. His talk will cover topics including the role of impactful philanthropy, innovative technology, and agriculture in effecting positive change in the world.

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Scientific Seminars


Wednesday, May 03, 2017 3:45 PM
Weekly Seminar Series
Location: Theater (94)
Topic: Fate of arsenic at the soil-rice nexus and potential mitigation strategies
Speaker: Angelia Seyfferth, PhD, Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:00 AM
Weekly Seminar Series
Location: Theater (94)
Topic: Sequence-based approaches to plant microbiomes
Speaker: Susannah Tringe, PhD, Deputy Director, DOE Joint Genome Institute

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For more information about Conversations, Seeds of Change,
or other Danforth Center Development events:
Tam McGuire
(314) 587-1403 

For questions about scientific seminars:
Denise Cunningham
(314) 587-1430