Membership

General Meeting Schedule:


Midwest SETAC is excited to be hosting a hybrid meeting this year! The health and well-being of our participants is our utmost priority, and we are committed to creating a welcoming environment for us to gather together safely. As we return to in-person gatherings, we are expecting a commitment from our participants to adhere to and respect the safety and health policies and guidelines.


29th Annual Midwest SETAC Meeting
April 28-29, 2022
Hybrid Meeting: In-person and virtual attendance Bestwestern Plus InnTowner
Madison, WI


Theme:
Greater Science Communication for the Great Lakes Community

Important dates (2022)
Abstract submission: Open Feb 21, Close Mar 21
Abstract acceptance: Mar 24
Registration: Mar 21 – April 28
Student Travel Award Application Due: April 8 (Extended Deadline)
Research Scholarship Award Application Due: April 22
 
Benefits
Professional Development and Enrichment
Relationship Building
Student Research Presentation Opportunity
Area Expertise and Science

​​​​Registration is Open!

The Midwest Regional SETAC chapter will hold an annual meeting in hybrid format. The in-person component will take place at the Bestwestern Plus InnTowner hotel in Madison, WI, on April 28-29, 2022. Virtual components of the meeting are still under development but will likely include live streaming of meeting presentations as well as access to recordings of presentations (i.e., keynote, platforms/posters but not the short course). This year’s theme is “Greater Science Communication for the Great Lakes Community” with a focus on environmental and social justice. The event will include a short course and mix of platform and poster presentations around issues of concern in the fields of environmental toxicology and chemistry.

Registration fees are below for both in-person and virtual attendance:

In-person attendance:

Members/Non-members ($160/$185)
Student members/non-members ($65/$75)

Virtual attendance:
Members/Non-members ($75/$100)
Student members/non-members ($40/$50)


Short Course

An in-person only short course will take place on Thursday, April 28, from 8:30am – 11:30am.

Dr. Anneke Lisberg, Associate Professor at UW-Whitewater, will give a half-day short course on supporting belongingness and success for persons underrepresented in STEM, focusing on how transitions through academic paths and into all professional sectors (academia, government, industry) can influence how people engage in the scientific community.  As a society, SETAC is committed to increasing diversity within our membership, but many people might feel unsure or powerless about how to contribute to this mission.  Dr. Lisberg’s short course will provide a safe space to engage in conversations and reflection around issues of concern for persons of underrepresented minority (URM) groups in the sciences.  As a discipline, in order to tackle issues of environmental justice, environmental toxicology and chemistry, we must challenge the barriers that have led to diminished inclusion of the communities most targeted by environmental injustice.  We feel this discussion is vital to our continued growth as a society.

Short Course Registration Fees (in-person only):

Members/Non-members ($50/$50)
Student members/non-members ($35/$35)

Meeting Lodging at Bestwestern Plus InnTowner

For information about the hotel and its amenities, please see the hotel website at https://inntowner.com/

A block of rooms is being held for our meeting participants until April 7, 2022 (after April 7, these rooms will be returned to the general inventory). Midwest SETAC has negotiated the following room rates:

Standard Double Queen/ Standard King - $159.99/night (Government/State rate: $131/night)

You may book rooms by calling the hotel directly at 608-233-8778: select option #3 and reference group code 1825-1 for the standard rate, or group code 1838-1 only if you qualify for the government rate. Or you may book online using the following links:

Online Booking Link for NON -State Rate Guests

Online Booking Link for ONLY State Rate Guests


Students please check out how to apply for our travel awards and the Legends Scholarship