The Western Society of Crop Science comprises the states and provinces of Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, American Samoa, Baja California, Baja California Sur, British Columbia, California, Chihuahua, Colima, Colorado, Durango, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Jalisco, Montana, Nayarit, Nevada, New Mexico, Northwest Territories, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Sinaloa, Sonora, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Yukon Territory. View the Branch Map >>
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Western Society of Crop Science, Annual Meeting
July 7-9, 2014
Preliminary Program Coming Soon!
The Western Society of Crop Science (WSCS) is pleased to announce the next annual meeting in Bozeman, MT from July 7-9, 2014. The meeting is an opportunity to network with colleagues and students and exchange scientific information. Participants arrive on Monday, July 7. The tentative program will include a tour on Tuesday morning (July 8) and a professional presentation session Tuesday afternoon. Student oral presentations will be held Wednesday morning and additional professional presentations followed by a business meeting, poster presentations, and an awards banquet Wednesday evening. The meeting ends Wednesday evening and participants leave Thursday morning (July 10).
Presentations - Abstract Submission will open on March 10.
The theme of the 2014 WSCS meeting will be the same as that of ASA, CSSA, SSSA, “Grand Challenges – Great Solutions”. All oral presentations are 20 minutes.
The WSCS presents the A.K. Dobrenz Student Paper Awards with a cash award for the three best student oral presentations at its Society meetings. The 2014 student winners received $200 (1st), $150 (2nd), and $100 (3rd) place. The 1st place winner also receives a $500 travel stipend to attend the CSSA Annual Meetings. WSCS plans to award CSSA membership to all student competition winners in 2014 and award student memberships to WSCS for all students who participate in the student competition. All students who submit a paper presentation abstract will be registered for the competition. Graduate students may also present a poster however there will be no poster competition.
Pre-registration will open May 15. On-site registration will also be available (with a check or credit card). Onsite registration is $150 for professionals and $75 for students. These rates include breaks, Wednesday lunch, the Tour, and awards banquet.
Accommodations have been arranged in Bozeman at the City Center Inn and the Marriot Residence Inn. Attendees must notify the hotel of WSCS attendance in order to receive preferred rates. The room release date is June 6, 2014 - call for availability.
City Center Inn Rooms ($86.00+tax) - Amenities include cable TV, poolside hot tub, fitness center, business center, free parking, and free continental breakfast.
City Center Inn
507 W Main St
Bozeman, MT 59715
Marriot Residence Inn Village ($119.00+tax) - Amenities include cable TV, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, complimentary wireless internet, pool, whirlpool, business center, fitness center, and free breakfast.
Marriot Residence Inn
6195 E. Valley Center Rd
Bozeman, MT 59718
Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you in Bozeman, MT in July!
For any questions please contact: Chengci Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Poster and Presentation Tips (from the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings webpage)
About the A.K. Dobrenz Student Competition: The A.K. Dobrenz Graduate Student Awards were formally named in 1997. Dr. Dobrenz was a Professor at the University of Arizona, an early participant in the meetings, and an avid supporter of graduate student participation at the WSCS meetings.