AOSA | SCST | ISTA
Denver 2017 Meeting
Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
14 - 24 June 2017
Denver, Colorado
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Meet

Colleagues from
Around the Globe

Quality Workshops & Learning Sessions

 

Networking & Collaboration Opportunities

 

Conduct Association Business & Plan for Future

 

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Calling All Sponsors!

Show your support for the great things happening in the AOSA and SCST organizations! Thank you for all you for for AOSA & SCST – your support makes these annual meetings possible!

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Tradeshow Space Available

Would you like to present your business or organization to our international gathering of Seed Technology Specialists? Reach seed professionals from laboratories and organisations worldwide. Book your space in our tradeshow today!

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Pre-Meeting Workshops

There are a variety of workshop options available. Please use the links below to learn more!

Native Seed Testing Workshop
Seedcalc & Application of Statistics in Seed Testing Workshop
Flower Seed Workshop

One-day Workshops:
Tolerances in Seed Testing Workshop

Agricultural Tour

Friday, June 23rd ALL DAY (8am-5pm)

TOUR STOPS:
Eurofins STA Lab
Applewood Seed Company
National Lab for Genetic Resources Preservation (NLGRP) Lab

Price: $60 USD (lunch included)

After tour –
Enjoy dinner on your own at a nearby dining establishment then join us for “Beers & Blue Jeans” in the hospitality suite! We’ll chill and mingle in a relaxed setting – come and go between 6pm and 10pm.

International Seed Testing Association  (ISTA) together with Association Official Seed Analysts (AOSA) and Society Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) are delighted to be hosting the joint Annual Meeting and would like to cordially invite you to Denver

This will be the first time that the three seed testing associations will be holding a joint Annual Meeting.
We are hopeful that this meeting will foster even stronger relationships between ISTA and AOSA/SCST members, and improve seed science by creating an environment where networking, productive brainstorming and idea-sharing can occur.

Our Annual Meeting  for 2017 will take place at on June 19-22, 2017. This will be a great opportunity for networking and collaboration as we will be meeting in conjunction with International Seed Testing Association.

Register for 2017 Meeting

 

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Registration Type Early Registration Rate (USD)
(before 4/28/17)
Late Registration Rate (USD)
(from 4/29/217)
AOSA/SCST/ISTA Member $550 $680
Non-Member $750 $930
Accompanying Person $250 $250
Student $350 $350
Agricultural Tour (see details below) $60 $60

Venue & Accommodations

2017 Meeting will be held at Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. We’re pleased to announce that the 2017 AOSA/SCST/ISTA Meeting hotel block is now open for reservations.

2017 Sponsors

 
 
 
 
 
 

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2017 Agenda

Printable Agenda

Day 1
Jun 14 2017
Day 2
Jun 15 2017
Day 3
Jun 16 2017
Day 4
Jun 17 2017
Day 5
Jun 18 2017
Day 6
Jun 19 2017
Day 7
Jun 20 2017
Day 8
Jun 21 2017
Day 9
Jun 22 2017
Day 10
Jun 23 2017
Day 11
Jun 24 2017

Workshop on Applications of Statistics in Seed Sampling – Day 1

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Workshop on Applications of Statistics in Seed Sampling – Day 1

Workshop on Applications of Statistics in Seed Sampling – Day 2

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Workshop on Applications of Statistics in Seed Sampling – Day 2

Registration

AOSA/SCST/ISTA Business Office

Officer’s Meeting

Native Seed Testing Workshop

Workshop on Applications of Statistics in Seed Sampling – Day 3

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Native Seed Testing Workshop

Workshop on Applications of Statistics in Seed Sampling – Day 3

Registration

AOSA/SCST/ISTA Business Office

Executive Committee (ECOM) Meeting

Native Seed Testing Workshop

WORKSHOP ON FLOWER SEED TESTING

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Native Seed Testing Workshop – Day 2

WORKSHOP ON FLOWER SEED TESTING

Executive Committee (ECOM) Meeting

Registration

AOSA/SCST/ISTA Business Office

Registered Genetic Technologist (RGT) Exam

AOSA Board Meeting

SCST Board Meeting

Executive Committee (ECOM) Meeting

Workshop on Flower Seed Testing

Native Seed Testing Workshop

1 Day Workshop: Tolerances in Seed Testing / Referee Study Design and Implementation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Tradeshow Setup

AOSA/SCST Joint Board Meeting

Workshop on Flower Seed Testing

Native Seed Testing Workshop

Executive Committee (ECOM) / Technical Committee (TCOM) Meeting

1 Day Workshop: Tolerances in Seed Testing / Referee Study Design and Implementation

Meeting Orientation

Welcome Reception

Registration

AOSA/SCST Committee Meetings

AOSA/SCST/ISTA Business Office

Rules Committee (closed)

Referee Committee (closed)

Regulatory – AOSA only

Seminar ALL DAY – Topic unknown at this time

Regulatory

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break

Handbook Committee

Seed Testing Research Foundation (STRF)

Seed Technology Journal

Seminar ALL DAY – Topic unknown at this time

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Opening Lunch

Seminar ALL DAY – Topic unknown at this time

Consolidated Exam Comm. RST BOE & AOSA Comm (closed)

Registered Genetic Technologist (RGT) Board of Examiners

Break

Seminar ALL DAY – Topic unknown at this time

Communications & Publications Committee

AOSA Continuing Education Committee

AOSA Research Committee

Poster Session of ISTA`s Technical Work

ISTA Marketing Mtg

Germination Committee

Auditors Mtg

Technical committee (TCOM) closed Side meetings

Poster Session/Seed Issues Forum ISTA/AOSA/SCST

Bean Buddy Walk: Morning Social Activity

AOSA/SCST/ISTA Business Office

Registration

AOSA/SCST Committee Meetings

ISTA Committee Meetings

Conservation Committee

Cultivar Purity Comm/Variety Comm

Forest Tree and Shrub Seed Committee

SSAG

Editorial Board of Seed Science & Technology

International Committee

Teaching & Training Committee

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break

Lab Standards Committee

Purity Committee

Flower Seed Committee

Moisture Committee

Vigour/Vigor Committee

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

AOSA Bylaws Comm.

SIAG

Proficiency Testing

Tetrazolium Committee

Statistics Committee

SH Comm/Seed Pathology Committee

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Break

Genetic Tech/GMO Committees

Bulking and Sampling Committee

Referee Presentations & Buzz Session

Techinical Committee (TCOM) closed Side meetings

Proficiency Test Committee

Committee on Advanced Technologies

Pending off-site activity

Poster Session of ISTA`s Technical Work

Long Range Planning Session (AOSA/SCST)

AOSA/SCST/ISTA Business Office

AOSA/SCST Committee Meetings

Registration

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break

Poster Session of ISTA`s Technical Work

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Ethics Committee

Meeting of the ISTA Rules Committee

Open AOSA Rules Discussion

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Break

Meeting of the ISTA Rules Committee

Silent Auction/Social Hour

Group Photos

Official Banquet & Awards Presentations

Joint AOSA/SCST Voting Session & Business Meeting

AOSA & SCST Business Meetings

Tradeshow Breakdown

ISTA Ordinary General Meeting

AOSA Business Meeting

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break

SCST Business Meeting

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

Dinner

Agricultural Tour

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Officer’s Meeting

ECOM Meeting

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