Conversations: Big Ideas 2.0


Back by popular demand... three new teams of scientists present their best new ideas to address big challenges in agriculture and the environment in a friendly competition. The top team receives a grant to pursue their idea at the Center. Prepare to be engaged, entertained, and inspired by big ideas from some of the Center's most talented young scientists! Networking reception begins at 5:15 PM; presentation from 6 to 7:15 PM. 

Reservations are free, but required.

Media sponsors: St Louis Public Radio and HEC Media

About the Conversations series

Conversations is a series of three free public events that provide the opportunity to learn about the work of the Center and its partners. Organized by the Friends of the Center. The next Conversations event takes place Thursday, August 22, and focuses on food security.

About Big Ideas 2.0
Participating Teams
Baxter/Miller Team: Emma Frawley (Research Assistant), Sterling Herron (Graduate Student, SLU), Charles Pignon (Visiting Scientist), Lauren Whitt (Graduate Student, MU) 

Eveland Team: Max Braud (Research Associate), Jiani Yang (Postdoctoral Associate), Rajiv Parvathaneni (Postdoctoral Associate)

Slotkin Team: Kaushik Panda (Postdoctoral Associate), Meredith Sigman (Graduate Student, OSU), Diego Cuerda-Gil (Graduate Student, OSU) 


Julie Lilly, CEO, The St. Louis Trust Company; executive committee, Danforth Leadership Council

Stephanie Regagnon, CEO FieldWatch, Inc., member, Friends Committee

Tim Rodgers, co-founder, Rodgers Townsend; chair, Friends Committee


Chip Lerwick, managing director, Aon; chair, Danforth Leadership Council

Attendee Notice/Release:
Please be aware that by attending this event, you consent to your voice, name, and/or likeness being used, without compensation, in films and tapes for exploitation in any and all media, whether now, known or hereafter devised for eternity and you release the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, its successors, assigns and licensees from any liability whatsoever of any nature.

Julie Lilly, CEO, The St. Louis Trust Company; executive committee, Danforth Leadership Council


For more information about this event:
Office of Development