The SING Consortium began in the USA in year 2011. Since then, it has expanded to across the globe to include sites in Canada, Aotearoa, and Australia. The goal of SING is to include as many Indigenous communities, tribal students and leaders as possible. To that end, each SING location operates independently to best reflect the interests of Indigenous communities that are local to them. Please refer to each of the other SING locations to read about their respective workshops.

Read below to learn more about past SING USA workshops. The summary table includes each cohort and, if applicable, a central topic or theme for that year.

Participants and organizers of SING USA, held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in year 2011
The first SING workshop, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2011.

The later SING workshops in the US have had a theme that was reflective of the host and host institutions’ specialty

YearLocationCentral Theme
2011University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
2013University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
2014University of Texas, Austin 
2015University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
2016University of Madison-WisconsinAlumni Conference
2017University of Arizona (Tucson)Cancer Genomics & Personalized Medicine
2018University of Washington (Seattle)Pharmacogenomics & Repatriation
2019University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignEpigenetics, Transcriptomics & Historical Trauma
2020Rescheduled due to COVID-19
Due to the ongoing pandemic, these will be conducted virtually
2023Ohio State University 

SING USA Sponsors

External link to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
External link to the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
External link to the National Science Foundation (NSF)