The 6th Annual Baxter Symposium: Schedule and Information


Event Information

We are so glad you will be joining us for a day of real-world science and hands-on lab activities at the Baxter Symposium! This year we will have a wide array of new hands-on activity offerings led by experienced teachers paired with Northwestern and Baxter scientists for you to choose from.

Attendees who carpool or take public transportation will have an extra chance to win goodies!


The 6th Annual Baxter Symposium: Advancing Life Sciences through Biotechnology

Thursday, May 25th, 8:00am - 3:00pm

Time Session

8:00 - 8:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45


8:45 - 9:45

Keynote Speaker: Evan A. Scott, Ph.D..

9:45 - 10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:00

Break-Out Sessions

11:00 - 12:00


12:15 - 1:15

Break-Out Sessions

1:15 - 1:30

Coffee Break

1:30 - 2:30  

Break-Out Sessions

2:40 - 3:00

Closing Remarks and Give-Away
















Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does the event cost to attend?

Nothing! This event is FREE for teachers to attend.

Do I earn any CPDUs for attending?

You can earn 7 CPDUs for attending the Symposium.

Where is the event taking place?

The Baxter Symposium is taking place in the Allen Center on Northwestern University's Evanston campus. Directions can be found here.

Where do I park?

Parking is available in the North Parking Garage. Directions can be found here

Do I have to pay for parking?

No - parking is free. Pre-paid tickets will be handed out to allow you to exit the North Parking Garage without having to pay. 

How does substitute pay reimbursement for CPS teachers work?

We will email all CPS teachers with directions for accessing funds for substitutes. If you have any questions, please email

I hear there is a chance to get goodies. What kind of goodies?

Every year we give away Baxter Boxes to all attendees. These consist of both fun things and items that will help you implement hands-on labs in your classroom. We also have give away drawings at the end of the day, where you have a chance to win things like lab equipment, lab kits, and other exciting items. Carpooling or taking public transport to the Symposium gives you extra chances to win!

Will lunch be provided?

Lunch will be provided. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options are included. If you have other dietary restrictions, please let us know by either including the information on your session registration form or emailing us at 

Is there anything I need to bring with me?

Some sessions use computers, so it might be useful to bring yours along. Extra computers will also be available. To make registration go faster, you can also bring these completed forms with you: the Baxter Photo Release and Northwestern Photo Release.