Networking​ & Socials

Networking opportunities are the biggest factor in determining attendance at​ Plant Health. 

Build valuable connections​ and exchange ideas during Plant Health 2023. You will have plenty of opportunities to engage with fellow attendees and industry experts during social events, curated discussion times, and in-between sessions during breaks​. A full sche​du​le will be available soon.

​2023 Networking Opportunities include...

Saturday, August 12

First Timers' Orientation

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.◦ P​re-Registration Requested

First time attending Plant Health? Come together with other new attendees as well as APS leadership to gain the knowledge and tools to make the most out of your Plant Health experience.

​Undergraduate Student Primer

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.◦ P​re-Registration Requested

Undergrads are invited to this networking opportunity.

Sunday, August 13

Vegetable Seed Industry Breakfast

7:00 - 9:00 a.m.◦ P​re-Registration Required

Come together with industry professionals for breakfast and a discussion of High Plains Virus; currently of great concern to the vegetable seed industry. Speakers will cover the biological, regulatory and economic impact of these seed transmitted viruses.

Opening Happy Hour

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.◦ Included with Registration

Don't miss this opportunity to come together and kick off Plant Health 2023. Enjoy a beverage and light snacks as you reconnect with fellow attendees; spend time with Exhibitors and see the latest research from Poster Presenters.

University Alumni Networking

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.◦ P​re-Registration Requested

Attend this networking event and reconnect with your fellow alumni! Be sure to select your university from the list of participating institutions.

Industry & Student Networking Event

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.◦ P​re-Registration Required​

This event connects students with industry professionals in a relaxed atmosphere so students can learn more about working in industry and make connections.​

Monday, August 14

Extension Plant Pathologists' Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.◦ P​re-Registration Required

Join the Extension Committee for a light breakfast. Network with other professionals in the area of extension and outreach educational activities.

Early Career Professionals' Networking

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.◦ Pre-Registration Required

Join experienced colleagues and early career professionals for an opportunity to learn from one another, exchange ideas, and build relationships.

Industry & Extension Networking

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.◦ P​re-Registration Required

Network with fellow colleagues in industry in a fun and relaxed environment during this popular annual event. 

LGBTQIA+ Networking

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.◦ P​re-Registration Required​

Join the Committee for Diversity Equity and Inclusion for our annual LGBTQIA+ social. This year we will discuss identity and how our unique identities have shaped our experience in science. Through small group discussions and open conversation we will continue to build solidarity and community within APS. Allies and friends are welcome to participate.

Tuesday, August 15

Speed Networking Event

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.◦ P​re-Registration Required

This is a 1:1 speed networking session that will help people meet and mingle, talk about science, and become​ engaged in APS.

Colorful Colorado Party

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.◦ Included with Registration

Join us as we celebrate Colorado’s natural beauty without leaving the hotel. Taste local bites; sample a Colorado made beverage; dance, outdoors, to the music and visit the activities at Camp APS. This memorable experience is sure to create lasting memories for all attendees.

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What past attendees are saying about engaging with purpose at Plant Health...​

​ "You can't beat having (the) conversations that spur new research and other ideas.​" 

​"We made contacts to learn new approaches to data analysis."

​"I learned of potential jobs and other regional collaborations."

​​"I made valuable connections to collaborators in both industry and academia that I plan to foster in my career."

​​"The place to be to get updates on phytopath​ology and network with global experts​​​."

"Plant Health is where you meet your peers, future students, postdocs, mentors, employers, ​and where your colleagues become your friends."​