Keynote Speaker

2019 Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Jo Handelsman

Jo Handelsman is the Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at University of Wisconsin–Madison and the creator of the Tiny Earth initiative. Dr. Handelsman was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she served for three years until January 2017. She has been editor-in-chief of the academic journal DNA and Cell Biology and author of books on scientific education, most notably Scientific Teaching.