This year we will be meeting in Portland with the APS Pacific Division will be in June. Rather than diluting our efforts in having two meetings within a few months of each other, we will team up with our collegues in the Pacific Division and make a much meeting than alone. Some of the old timers will remember that we did a combined meeting in Portland in 2005. The format will be a bit different, so here are some of the details. More information will be posted on our websites in the coming weeks.
-Registration will be through the APS Division Website. Registration costs have not been finalized. Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogen Conference (CSPP) will pay the same price as an APS member, even if you are not a member.
-CSPP members will not have to submit an abstract to present, but will need to send a title before the deadline, which will be in early to mid May.
-CSPP will have a half a day of the program, including a keynote speaker.
-We will have a full day field day on Monday June 25, registration will also be through the APS website, first come first served. The field trip will highlight nursery crops in the Portland area. More details to come.
-We will have a reception/social on Monday evening June 25 and a banquet on Tues. evening June 26. Registration includes the reception, banquet, and snacks during the meeting, but not lunches.
-A block of rooms will be reserved at the Hilton Downtown. We have negotiated a very affordable rate for a room in Portland in the summer. It is centrally located near lots of restaurants, the MAX, other attractions. MAX also runs from Portland International Airport to 3 blocks from the hotel.
-We will be offering at least two full student scholarships- $500 for travel, registration and abstract fee paid. We will handle applications as usual through:
But, deadlines will be due later.
-a half day of the program will be for student winners to speak- the CSPP winners plus the divisional winners from the other divisions of APS around the country.
We will also have opportunities for corporate sponsorship as in the past, more details to follow.
Hope to see you there-