64th Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens (formerly Soil Fungus Conference) and 2018 Pacific Division of the American Phytopathological Society

Event Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (All day)

Meeting of the 64th Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens (formerly Soil Fungus Conference) and 2018 Pacific Division of the American Phytopathological Society

June 25-27, 2018

Hilton Downtown Portland, 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland

http://soilfungus.wsu.edu and http://apsnet.org/meetings/divisionmeetings/Pages/default.aspx

Local arrangements:

Program Chair:  Kelly Ivors (kivors@calpoly.edu)

We are a bit delayed in getting this announcement out, but this year we will be meeting with the APS Pacific Division in Portland in June.  We had originally planned for our usual March date in Corvallis, OR, but the Pacific Division also planned to do their meeting in Oregon.  Rather than diluting our efforts in having two meetings within a few months of each other, we will team up with our colleagues in the Pacific Division and make a much better meeting than either alone. Some of the old timers may 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 few weeks.

-Registration will be through the APS Pacific Division website.  Registration costs have not yet been finalized.  Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogen Conference (CSPP) members 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 our soilfungus.wsu.edu website, but the deadlines will be 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.