New and notable topics this year include: A theme of finding new microbes, with sessions on characterizing new microbes and developing genetic and fermentation methods in non-conventional organisms. Genome editing in industrial organisms Business and regulatory issues, with a Special Session on SBIR, and a session on non-GMO organisms. Bioelectrocatalysis A Resume/CV writing workshop in place of the Student Mentoring Luncheon; both students and professionals at all stages are welcome. Meet Danielle Demers in Chicago!