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General Information

The 2009 APS Annual Meeting will take place August 1-5, 2009, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97232


The registration desk will be located in the Oregon Convention Center – Exhibit Hall A Lobby.

Registration Desk Hours
Saturday, August 1 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 2 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, August 3 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5   7:00 – 11:00 a.m.


Guests do not pay for registration. However, guests wishing to attend any of the receptions or other ticketed food functions must purchase tickets in advance or onsite. Guests must have name badge and ticket to attend ticketed functions.

Exhibition Hall

Exhibits and posters will be located in Hall A, Oregon Convention Center.

Sunday, August 2 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibitor set-up
  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibits open – with Opening Celebration
Monday, August 3 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibits open
Tuesday, August  4  9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibits open
  5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Exhibitor take-down

See What’s New at the APS PRESS Bookstore

Visit the bookstore and discover new compendia, mycology and horticulture titles, image collections, and t-shirts. Save on everything from APS PRESS including Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials, Compendium of Hop Diseases and Pests, Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests, Second Edition, Virus Image Collection and Teaching Resource, and Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Ecology of Bark-Inhabiting and Tree-Pathogenic Fungi in the Cryphonectriaceae. Be sure to check out the latest meeting t-shirt and enter the drawing to win a free t-shirt! Join us on Sunday, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., for a special Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials book signing. Present your book or educational media idea to Margery Daughtrey, Larry Madden, Tim Paulitz, Mike Benson, and Karen Cummings, Tuesday from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., during the Author Open House. Stop by the Plant Management Network’s booth to see their latest offerings and to learn more about the PMN partnership program.

APS PRESS Bookstore Hours
Sunday, August 2 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, August 3 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5   8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

APS Journals – What’s Your Plant Pathology Profile?

Set up your profile and customize the online content from Plant Disease, Phytopathology, and MPMI to match your interests. It’s easy. Learn more during the meeting – APS staff will be on hand to help you create your profile in the new APS Journals Online.

2009 Abstracts – Available Online

In support of our efforts to make this the most environmentally-responsible APS annual meeting yet, abstracts will be printed as a supplement to Phytopathology, but will not appear in printed form at the meeting. Searchable abstracts will be made available on the annual meeting website before the meeting and abstract printing stations will be located in the exhibit hall during the meeting.

Getting Around in Portland

The easiest way to maneuver throughout Portland is by streetcar and/or the light rail. Streetcar and light rail stations are visible and well-marked with signage. The light rail has stops at the Convention Center and Doubletree Hotel. Transportation schedules will be available at the registration desk for your convenience. Walking is also a great way to explore all that Portland has to offer.

Airport Transportation

Advance registration for shuttles is not required. Average one-way transfer costs from the airport to downtown:

Super Shuttle:   $15 per person
Taxi: $30
Light Rail: $2.50


The average temperature in Portland, Oregon, in August is 70°F/21°C, with a low of 60°F/15°C in the evening. Be sure to dress appropriately for both the indoors and outdoors and don’t forget a light sweater or jacket.

International Attendees

If you are from a country outside of the United States, you will need a valid passport or visa to attend the meeting. Plan accordingly as visas can take up to (3) three months to obtain. Note: U.S.A. legislation requires foreign nationals to provide to air carriers a valid U.S. address during their stay prior to departure of their U.S-bound flight. Most airlines require a passport number, as well as a valid U.S. address for the passenger’s stay, at the time of booking.

Job Placement Service

APS offers complimentary use of the online Job Placement Service to employers and job candidates during the meeting. Visit in preparation and post your resume or job description in advance of the meeting and make arrangements to connect onsite.

Photo Release

Photographs will be taken at the 2009 APS Annual Meeting. By registering for this meeting, you agree to allow APS to use your photo in any of their publications or websites.

Emergency Information

If you have a medical condition that APS should be made aware of during the meeting, fax your information to APS Headquarters at +1.651.454.0766 by July 1, 2009. This information will not be shared with anyone, except in case of an emergency with emergency personnel. A paramedic will be onsite during the meeting registration hours.


The official dress of the APS Annual Meeting is business casual.