Networking Events

Catch up with old friends and meet new people at these events, which provide great networking opportunities!

Also, check out the Buddy System which matches meeting guides (i.e., seasoned SETAC members) with first-time and international attendees.

Buddy Program Meet and Greet

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Room 701A

Learn more about the Buddy Program.

Opening Ceremony and Reception

Wine Mixer | 6:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Hall F Foyer
Opening Ceremony | 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. | Hall F
Opening Reception | 7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Exhibit Hall

Please join us for the Opening Ceremony, where we will welcome you to Toronto and kick off the meeting with important updates. We will also announce some of our exceptional award winners and look forward to a brief address from the Sunday keynote speaker, who is to be determined.

Following the ceremony, the Opening Reception will feature a variety of entertainers to help us celebrate SETAC North America’s 40th anniversary, and you can get a first look at this year’s exhibitors and start bidding on the silent auction, which benefits student activities.

Poster Social

5:15 p.m.–6:45 p.m. | Exhibit Hall

Join us in the exhibit hall to talk about science in a more casual atmosphere. Stop by the silent auction to place or check your bids.

Meet the President

9:00 p.m.–Until | The Rec Room

Get to know your SETAC North America President Roman Lanno. Join us for good conversation, great company and free drinks! For drink tickets, please see Roman Lanno or Teresa Norberg-King at the event. You must be 19 years of age or older to drink.

Exploring Career Choices

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. | Room 601B | SOLD OUT

Interested in learning more about potential career paths and having the opportunity to communicate with professionals from the large amount of career options? The SETAC North America Student Advisory Council and the Early Career Committee invite you to the Exploring Career Choices Event, providing a forum to hear from and interact with representatives from each sector. You will be able to ask questions about what the application and interview process was like for them, their day-to-day activities, what people look for in a candidate including education levels, and learn about continuing career paths and fields. Light snacks and beverages will be provided during the event. The event will conclude with an open mixer where you can continue conversations. Both students and early career professionals are encouraged to partake in this unique networking event.

The Writers’ Lab

The Writer's Lab

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Room 705 | Get matched with an editor

Sponsored by the  SETAC Journals, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) and Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM)

Building on the success at the SETAC Europe meeting, the SETAC journals will provide authors an editing service to all SETAC Toronto meeting participants seeking to enhance their manuscript, regardless of their intended route of publication. Participants will be matched with an editor or a member of the editorial staff for 15-minutes during the Writers’ Lab to discuss the suggested edits or enhancements. We will have author resources on-hand at the event, including how to effectively promote your article after publication and how to optimize your article for search engines. Staff from the editorial offices and the publisher will also be available to discuss other aspects of publishing.

This event is FREE and limited to 40 participants. All volunteers will respect the intellectual property of the authors, and the contents of the manuscripts-in-process will be held in strictest confidence.

If you are interested in participating, please fill in the survey with your manuscript details so we can best match you to an editor.

Contact Jen Lynch for details.

Poster Social

5:15 p.m.–6:45 p.m. | Exhibit Hall

Join us for more science, lively discussions and good company during the poster social. Don’t forget to bring your drink tickets. Also, make sure you have the highest bit for the silent auction, which ends at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday night. All money raised benefits student members and student activities.

Early Career Social

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Room 701 A | Cost: US$20, Students US$10

Are you at the beginning of your career? Did you know that SETAC has an entire committee that was recently formed to help you navigate this stage of your life? The SETAC North America Early Career Committee invites you to its second annual Early Career Social. This will be an informal chance for you to make new connections during the meeting while enjoying some light refreshments. This event is intended to connect self-identifying early career members of SETAC with each other. We’ll also have some optional activities to help you meet and chat with new people, and we’ll take a few minutes to update you about the SETAC Early Career Committee activities.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

Wellington Laboratories Inc.

Poster Social

5:15 p.m.–6:45 p.m. | Exhibit Hall

Wednesday is the final day to play bingo. Hand in your card by noon, then join the drawing during the poster social.

Gathering of Empowered Minds Social

6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Room 601 B

The SETAC North America Inclusive Diversity Committee is pleased to announce the inaugural Gathering of Empowered Minds (GEM) social event. Join us for appetizers and drinks as we discuss how we can make the Society more inclusive to underrepresented groups. This event will also facilitate an open forum for members to share their stories of how they have navigated through their careers while identifying as a member of a community that is not largely represented in science. This can stem from racial diversity, sexual affiliation, special needs, etc. We look forward to seeing you in Toronto, and we hope this event will help ensure the Society is a true representation of the communities in which we serve. 


by 15 August by 19 September After 19 September
Students US$10 US$15 US$20
General US$20 US$25 US$30

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Student Mixer

8:00 p.m.– 1:00 a.m. | Hockey Hall of Fame | Cost: US$30

Join us at Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) for a night of drinks, food and dancing. Immerse yourself in one of Canada’s favorite pastimes as you explore the many exhibits and activities throughout the HHOF Concourse between dancing the night away. The event is open to all SETAC members, not just students. Admission fee includes two drink tickets and light hors d’oeuvres.

Poster Social

4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. | Exhibit Hall

You don’t want to miss the last poster social of the meeting. Take this chance to soak up a bit more science and say good bye to your colleagues and new friends.

Closing Ceremony

5:45 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Hall F

Help us end the meeting on a high note by attending the closing ceremony, where we will congratulate some deserving award winners and hear a few inspiring words from SETAC members. Anyone who attends the closing ceremony can be entered for a chance to win a bike or inflatable stand up paddle board!