Scientific Events

Weekly Seminar Series
The Danforth Center hosts a weekly scientific seminar series featuring speakers from the Danforth Center and various academic institutions. The series is free and open to the public. 
2019 Schedule

Public Events

Venture Café Night @ 39 North |  Third Tuesday of the month, 4:30PM - 7:30 PM
Venture Café Nights are informative and interactive sessions with networking opportunities that facilitate serendipitous collisions to drive creativity, foster collaboration and stimulate investment in innovation. The event is held on the third Tuesday of every month and is free and open to the public.

Conversation Series
Organized by Danforth Center Friends Committee, these three annual events highlight different facets of the work of the Danforth Center and partners. Topics include issues of regional and global urgency and feature leading experts in plant science and related disciplines. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are complimentary but required.

2019 programs:
Thursday, August 22, 5:15 reception, 6 PM program: ​Building Global Food Security
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Thursday, October 17, 5:15 reception, 6 PM program 

 This event has now passed: Big Ideas 2.0
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The Donald Center is grateful for the ongoing support of St. Louis Public Radio and HEC-TV for its broadcasts of the program.
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Seeds of Change | ​May 8, 2019
Organized by the Danforth Leadership Council, the annual Seeds of Change program is a networking and education event featuring a visiting high-level thought leader. Typical programs energize the audience with inspirational stories, uniting people to work in collaboration toward common goals that connect with the Danforth Center's values and mission. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are complimentary but required.
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Party with the Plants |  June 7, 2019
The Danforth Center Young Friends host an unforgettable night of drinks, music, and mingling. Designed for dynamic professionals age 40 and under, Party with the Plants gives attendees the chance to meet and socialize with the cutting-edge scientists of the Danforth Center in a beautiful location: our native Missouri prairie.
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For questions about scientific seminars:
Mary Fenner
(314) 587-1430 

For questions about Public Events:
Tam McGuire
(314) 587-1403