On April 26, the Northern California Chapter of ARCS Foundation (ARCS NCC) sponsored the 2021 ARCS Scholar Symposium as a virtual, free event. The virtual format more than doubled the number of people who were introduced to ARCS NCC Scholars – “the Minds of the Future.” These brilliant young scientists inspire us and give us hope for a better world for all. More good news: the Symposium website remains live until May 15 (https://2021-arcs-symposium.com). The Poster Halls display research by 74 current scholars; the program features presentations by Nobel Laureate Dr. Jennifer Doudna and six current scholars with live Q&A; the Roundtables focus on what this past year was like as a graduate student and what comes next. After May 15, Symposium recordings will be available on our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrMA4oJIWDyTjYpcTd6csng.