All aboard! Over 40 Student Delegates, Faculty Mentors, and Leadership Team members of the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE) have just returned from ABLC Next, a conference dedicated to the most important issues in the bioeconomy, in San Francisco, California. CABLE is a nationwide organization of universities focused on training students to pursue leadership positions in bioeconomy-related careers. The Ohio State University is leading the program and overseeing a $2.8 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 20 Student Delegates aided by their Faculty Mentors spend a year in leadership training that include one-on-one mentoring with current industry leaders, feedback on career preparation and academic training, internship and externship opportunities, and workshop and conference participation. During the conference, October 16-18th, the CABLE group were presented with a unique opportunity to connect with existing bioeconomy industry professionals while furthering the program’s goal of leadership education. ABLC Next aims to be an action event with unparalleled networking and visualization. It’s a place where industry professionals within the emerging bioeconomy can discuss the latest technology and trends. Click here to read more about “Cable Attends First Bioeconomy Conference” By OBIC, The Ohio State University, November 2, 2017).