The Inclusive Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research (iEMBER) network hosted a conference and business meeting on April 4th-5th 2019 at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, MO.

The April 2019 meeting included discussion sessions for building a sustainable network, lightning talks followed by networking activities, a diversity/equity/inclusion keynote, and a mini-pitch competition where new collaborations were formed, ideas pitched, and small awards were made for the winning teams to meet to further the collaboration within a 1-year time frame.