The event will take place at the Beckman Institute on the UIUC campus. Founded around 25 years ago through a financial gift from Arnold Beckman (of Beckman Instruments fame), the Institute is a catalyst for interdisciplinary research . Our Symposium does certainly seem to be the pinnacle of multidisciplinarity this year, as our talks and posters will cover a wide range of topical areas and academic fields.
Breakdown of presenting talks and posters by topical category.
 for more on the benefits of interdisciplinary research, please see: Ledford, H. How to solve the world's biggest problems. Nature News, September 16 (2015).