Whether you are a resident, property owner, business owner, employee, or student, you are invited to be a part of 39 North and join in a variety of activities with others from throughout the district.

CONVERSATIONS –  May 13, 2021, 6PM – 6:45 PM

Sustainable meat made from plants? Join us virtually for a conversation with biochemist Dr. Pat Brown. As the founder and CEO of Impossible Foods, he is revolutionizing the food industry by providing consumers with the tasty burgers they crave, while preventing the environmental damage caused by animal agriculture. Learn how science can save our planet by reinventing meat. This virtual event is free to the public, but registration is required, visit our website to reserve your spot!

BIOBASH – MAY 20 and 21, 2021

Join us for BioBash 2021, the 10th annual career networking and job fair event for young scientists hosted by the Danforth Center’s Committee for Scientific Training and Mentoring. BioBash aims to educate and bring together the scientific community in St. Louis and discuss the broad range of career opportunities in life sciences. Scientists at all levels of their fields are invited to join!

On May 20 attend career panels featuring speakers in a variety of life sciences careers:

  • 10:00-11:00am: Alternative Science Careers Panel
  • 11:30-12:30pm: Principal Investigator Career Panel
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Scientists in Industry Career Panel

On May 21st, access a Virtual Career Fair from 10AM-12PM, featuring leading St. Louis science corporations, startups, and more! The Virtual Career Fair will be hosted on Gather.Town. For more information and to register, visit our website


Join the hangout the second Friday of every month from 3:30 – 4:30 PM. Network with like-minded peers, biotech alumni, and STEM professionals. Hear from guest presenters on a variety of topics including bioscience career pathways, biotech club activities, biotech-related industry, and more!  RSVP to Lee at odouangkeomany@stlcc.edu

AGTECH NEXT 2021: Seeing Things Differently

If the last twelve months have taught us anything, it’s the need to continually refresh our perspectives, and actively adapt to change. Join us for a fall series of virtual conference sessions around the theme of Climate Change: Seeing Things Differently – seeing this historic and fundamental challenge to the viability of our planet as an exceptional opportunity. The fall series will feature globally recognized leaders who are catalyzing innovation to mitigate climate change at three major intersections:

  • Carbon and Environmental Markets
  • Geospatial and Location Science
  • Food Security

Join the AgTech NEXT network of entrepreneurs, investors, farmers, and industry experts for a bold exchange on climate change. Sign Up for Updates!


The Danforth Plant Science Center’s primary concern is and will always be the safety of our community, colleagues and guests.  In light of recent COVID-19 developments in the St. Louis region, the Danforth Center has cancelled all external events through April including Venture Cafe Night@39N. We are taking this step out of caution at a time of uncertainty about the extent of COVID-19 spread in the St. Louis region.

Instead of on-site meetings, Venture Cafe @ 39 North gatherings have gone virtual!  We are partnering with the global Venture Cafe community on virtual gatherings every Thursday.

Join us and participate!  Starting at 3PM you can check-in  Yes, this will update your visit count!

  1. Go go venturecafestl.org
  2. Click the Join Our Virtual Gathering Button
  3. You’ll be taken to the Venture Cafe landing page & FAQ
  4. If you don’t have Zoom you can download it there or here
  5. After you check-in, you’ll be brought to our Virtual Gathering page with the lineup of talks from STL and the broader Venture Café global network!