The theme of the SRA 2020 Biennial Meeting is From Genome to Globe. At the macro level, the invited program digs into key questions of our time, including youth’s engagement in voting and in political movements and in how adolescents navigate in a global society. At the micro level, the program showcases new insights about human genetics and neurobiology across the life course, and it grapples with how new forms of big data in biology can illuminate the processes of development. Also featured are modern perspectives about science, including engaging and exciting youth about reasoning, researching and debating their world. This allows science to facilitate such engagement and wrestle with the sea of data in our digital world. Sprinkled throughout the program are professional development roundtables, workshops and posters to help you advance your career, whatever its stage.