Sessions and times are subject to change. See the Schedule-at-a-Glance for room assignments.
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
APS Auxiliary Meetings Board Breakfast
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
APSnet Education Center Editorial Board Meeting
Vegetable Extension & Research Plant Pathologists BreakfastSponsored by the vegetable seed industry, this annual event promotes the sharing of ideas on seed health and expounds on the phytosanitary needs of the vegetable seed industry. For information contact Chet Kurowski at 1.520.747.3216 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is by invitation only.
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
APS Phytopathology Senior Editors’ Meeting
APS Plant Disease Senior Editors’ Meeting
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
APS Phytopathology Editorial Board
APS Plant Disease Editorial Board
9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Plenary Session“Achieving Scientific Excellence in Our New Environment”Decision makers from academia, government, and industry will be discussing our changing world. They will address the factors that now influence the way we as individuals, as well as institutions, practice plant pathology. They will provide insights that will not only help us plan for the future but succeed in these stressful times.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ornamental Virus Discussion Group
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m
PMN Strategic Planning Meeting, by invitation
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Journals Senior Editors Luncheon, by invitation
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Division Officers Luncheon, by invitation
12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
5th Annual APS-OIP Silent AuctionJoin us for the 5th year of this exciting event! The Office of International Program’s Silent Auction is proud to again offer you the chance to bid on unique items and join your colleagues in building international relationships by supporting OIP’s “Global Experience.” Visit www.apsnet.org/members/oip/silentauction.asp to learn more about the auction, download the donation form.
12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Office of Electronic Communication (OEC) Board Meeting
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.1:00 – 3:30 p.m. 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Oral Technical Sessions
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Plant Health Progress Editorial Board Meeting, by invitation
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
APS PRESS Bookstore
Welcome Reception with Exhibition, Posters, and University Alumni SocialsKick off the start of your 2009 APS Annual Meeting experience by attending the Welcome Reception and University Alumni Socials held jointly this year. Network, visit the exhibits, and bid on APS-OIP Silent Auction items while enjoying light snacks and drinks. Make sure to look for your fellow alumni at designated areas within the reception:
Cornell University Old West Trails OSU-Buckeyes, Beavers, & Cowboys Penn State Purdue, Illinois, & Iowa State Texas A&M University University of Florida University of Georgia University of Minnesota University of Wisconsin Washington State University
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
APS PRESS Book Signing EventAPS PRESS Book Signing Event for Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Joint Committee of Women in Plant Pathology and Cultural Diversity SocialCelebrate cultural diversity in plant pathology! Are you interested in issues related to women and cultural diversity in plant pathology? Join your peers at this informal social. This event is open to all meeting attendees, especially those who have a passion for fostering relationships with diverse audiences. You are encouraged (but not required) to dress in the traditional attire of your home country or one of your favorite countries. Hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will be served and raffle prizes will be drawn.
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Industry & Extension SocialCreate lasting business connections while exploring seven acres of nature and wildlife at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. Network with industry colleagues and peers while strolling through the gardens at your own pace and enjoying more than 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants. Spring-fed Crystal Springs Lake surrounds much of the garden, attracting many species of birds and waterfowl. A dinner buffet is included, along with admission to the gardens, transportation, and drinks.