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General Information


The registration desk will be located in the convention center.

Registration Desk Hours
Saturday, August 7 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 8 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, August 9 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 10 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 11   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 the Opryland Convention Center.

Sunday, August 8 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 9 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibits open
Tuesday, August  10  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibits open
  5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Exhibitor take-down

See What’s New at the APS PRESS Bookstore

Visit the bookstore and browse the new compendia and teaching resources as well as new bacteriology, virology, and mycology titles. Be sure to come early to get the new 2010 meeting t-shirt, limited quantities are available. Save on everything from APS PRESS including Plant Diseases Caused by Bacteria: An Image Database and Educational Resource, Cercospora Leaf Spot of Sugar Beet and Related Species, Third Edition of Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Wheat Diseases Image CD, Citrus tristeza virus Complex and Tristeza Diseases, and the Second Edition of Essential Plant Pathology. Present your book idea to the APS PRESS editorial board and learn more about how you can publish your passion with APS PRESS. 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 8 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, August 9 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 10 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 11   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.

2010 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.

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

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.