Fairfax, VA (December 12, 2022) – After cancelling the RAFT meeting in 2021 due to a COVID surge and relocating the rescheduled 2022 meeting due to the devastation caused by hurricane Ian, it was a pleasure to (finally!) hold the RAFT®14 meeting in-person last month in Orlando from November 6th to 9th. Despite all of the challenges—and another impending hurricane—the conference was very well-attended with more than 300 people from industry, government, and academia from 21 different countries. It was one of the largest RAFT meetings in recent memory!
Fairfax, VA (November 18, 2022) – Things are starting to look more normal after the pandemic thanks to vaccines, masks, and COVID treatments that are now widely available. In that spirit, the 2022 SIMB Annual Meeting was held in-person in San Francisco, California, from August 7–10, 2022. Between the return of many SIMB members and growth from new attendees discovering the value of SIMB, the Annual Meeting was a great success and was well attended with over 500 attendees.
The Society’s simplified membership types and new rates will help it offer more value to members than ever before.
Fairfax, VA (October 19, 2022) – As 2022 comes to an end, we here at SIMB are reflecting on what we’ve learned this year and reviewing our goals for the year ahead.
A Year in Review
In 2022, SIMB launched several new initiatives, including an Online Engagement Task Force, a Policy and Advocacy Working Group, and a Student/Postdoc/Early-Career Ad-Hoc Committee. By year’s end, we’ll have hosted three major meetings—and we’ve been gearing up for four more in 2023! SIMB also hired a new Executive Director and a Marketing and Communications Coordinator, who have joined our longtime staff to support and expand upon the benefits and services SIMB members know and love.
Fairfax, VA (October 11, 2022) – Due to the recent impact of Hurricane Ian on Florida’s gulf coast, SIMB is relocating the 14th conference on Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology (RAFT®14) from the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs to the Caribe Royale in Orlando to ensure the meeting proceeds on schedule, November 6–9, 2022.
SIMB President Nigel Mouncey outlines his vision and priorities for the year ahead in a letter to membersFairfax, VA (September 28, 2022) – Dear SIMB Membership,
I am thrilled to serve as your new President for the next year. SIMB has a remarkable legacy of bringing together world-leading scientists from academia, industry and government sectors to present, discuss and debate the latest science and applications. We have a strong sense of community that is the backbone of SIMB. Building on these strong foundations, I am honored to take the helm of the Society for the next year to further shape our future as a Society.