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The 2020 Algae Biomass Summit is Going Virtual

Produced by the Algae Biomass Organization, the Algae Biomass Summit has become the go-to conference for commercial algae producers, the scientific community, and algae product developers that are unlocking the potential of algae agriculture to provide a more sustainable source of food, feed, biofuel, nutritional supplements, water treatment, advanced materials like plastics and foams, pharmaceuticals and more.  It's a true one-stop shop -- the world's premier educational and networking junction for all algae industries.  


In light of the continued uncertainty around the global COVID-19 outbreak the Algae Biomass Organization feels that transitioning this important event to a virtual format is the best way to move our industry forward and also prioritize the health and safety of our attendees.

We are updating our 2020 program to take advantage of virtual tools that will give our attendees even better access to the commercial and scientific progress that is shared every year at the world’s largest algae conference. We will also leverage online platforms to offer even more networking and collaboration opportunities for the scientists, entrepreneurs, companies and investors that are driving algae innovation forward.

New Pricing

Taking the Summit online means that more people than ever can explore opportunities in the algae industry. Our reduced registration rates include access to all of the Summit’s online events, nearly 100 speaker presentations and invaluable networking opportunities. Session recordings will also be available to all attendees.


A Flexible Schedule with More Opportunities for Networking


Rather than a busy three-day sprint of multiple overlapping sessions, the Summit’s 2020 programming will be spread over several weeks this Fall. This will allow attendees to easily schedule their participation, and provide more networking opportunities that can lead to meaningful connections.




In August, we’ll start the Summit with a bi-weekly series of special “Industry Spotlight” Sessions. These 90-minute sessions will bring together experts from across the supply chain to explore the algae opportunity in specific market segments. Topics will include algae in polymers, human nutrition, carbon capture, ecosystem services and more. Each webinar will include opportunities to network with speakers and participants.

On September 8-10, we will host keynote speakers, plenary panels, and intensive networking. This will be where the Summit explores the global potential of our conference theme this year: Algae 2020 - Sustainable, Scalable Solutions. Each session will be followed by live Q&A and networking events.

Keynote speakers at the Summit will highlight the opportunities for algae in four key areas:

  1. Future Foods and Feed
  2. Renewable Materials
  3. Ecosystem Services - Biofuels and Environmental Remediation
  4. Algae Biofoundry

September 14-30 will consist of the Summit’s technical and breakout programming, with sessions from our Topical Tracks. We will also host the Young Innovators Lounge for those looking to advance a career in algae, our annual Poster Session judging, and more networking opportunities that will keep the momentum in the industry going strong.


Breakout tracks will explore the full range of algae technology applications, including:

  • Food, Nutrition, Health & Beauty
  • Animal Feed & Animal Health
  • Water & Nutrient Management
  • Soil & Sustainable Agriculture 
  • Carbon Capture & Use
  • Fuels & Energy
  • Chemicals, Materials & Plastics
  • Resource Extraction & Bioremediation

More Opportunities for Exhibitors, Sponsors and Presenters

A virtual conference will give Summit exhibitors, sponsors and presenters a larger potential audience than ever before. Algae innovators and enthusiasts from around the world will be able to attend the Summit and discover who is leading this industry into the future. And our extended format means more opportunities to engage than would be available in a typical live event.


Enhanced Connections and Networking

A virtual Summit will offer unprecedented networking opportunities. ABO will be unveiling new tools that will make connections between our attendees, speakers, and exhibitors easier, and more relevant, than ever.


Register for the Algae Biomass Summit today!


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