Over 20 years bringing thought leaders together.

In 2002, the Foundation launched The Activated Egg symposium series. With attendance limited to 100, the event provides a unique environment for investigators from academia, industry, and infertility clinics to meet and form collaborations.

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The Activated Egg Symposium is one of my favorite meetings. The science is cutting edge, and the scale of the meeting facilitates robust interaction. So isn’t just about good science, it’s also about collaboration. It’s the kind of event where colleagues meet and form lasting partnerships.
David Keefe, MD, Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cell Biology, NYU Langone Medical Center
“The Activated Egg Symposium is a workshop that I can’t miss! In contrast to large meetings, it has given me a unique opportunity to meet and interact, one-to-one, not only with good friends but also with world-class scientists. Year after year, Ann encourages everyone to ‘have lunch or dinner with someone you don’t know’ — what a wonderful way it has been for me to meet so many of the best scientists in our field who I would have never met otherwise.”
Styliani (Stella) Markoulaki, PhD, Director, GEM Core, MIT Whitehead Institute
“Year after year, I never miss the Activated Egg Symposium, it’s one of the best stem cell / egg development workshops you can attend.”
Rafael A. Fissore, DVM, PhD, Professor, UMass-Amherst
The Activated Egg Symposium is everything you’d expect from a long-running, world-class conference. With its limited attendance, it creates a very special environment to learn from the speakers and meet colleagues.
Jose Cibelli, PhD, DVM, Professor, Michigan State University