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2020 Northeastern Division Meeting

​March 11 – 13, 2020 at The Northampton Hotel in Northampton, Massachusetts.​


February 7, 2020: Abstract submission deadline
February 12, 2020: Nomination deadline for Award of Merit and Early Career Achievement Award
February 17, 2020: Hotel deadline for the group rate
February 25, 2020: Regular registration fee deadline​

Preliminary Program​


Careers 101 Workshop: Strategic Conversations 101 (FREE - registration required*)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Not all conversations are easy, and professionals should have a tactical approach for challenging situations.  Whether having a difficult conversation with a colleague, giving constructive feedback, negotiating your salary, or just saying “no," it is important to know what to do when challenging situations arise. This workshop will provide students and early career professionals with some tips for developing critical interpersonal skills. Workshop is intended for early career professionals, postdocs, and students.

*You must register by February 25, 2020 to reserve a spot for this event. 

Industry/Extension Meeting*
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
All NED-APS members are invited to attend to discuss hot topics and share industry-related news and extension activities with the entire group. This meeting is a great way to catch up with colleagues, find out what the Northeast's diagnostic labs have been seeing the past year, and hear from industry representatives about new disease-control products.

*Please indicate if you plan to attend.

Welcome Reception (Included with registration*)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Gather and visit with your fellow NED-APS Meeting attendees at The Northampton ​Hotel before the scientific program begins. Appetizers will be available, and a cash bar is anticipated.

*Please indicate if you plan to attend so we can get an accurate count for food purchases.

Banquet Reception with Undergraduate Poster Session (Included with registration*)
Thursday, March 12,​ 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
This year our Division will host an Undergraduate Research Poster Session, to be held concurrently with the Banquet Reception on Thursday evening. This will be a wonderful opportunity for undergraduates to discuss their research with Division members, and for Division members to meet the next generation of plant pathologists! Faculty mentors of participating undergraduates: please note that registration fees will be waived for undergraduates presenting posters during this session, but it is important that they submit their abstracts (abstract fees will still apply) and register through APS.

*Please indicate if you plan to attend when you register so we can get an accurate count for food purchases​

Awards Banquet (Included with registration*)
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7:00 – 9:30 PM
*Please indicate if you plan to attend when you register so we can get an accurate count for food purchases.  

           Guest Banquet Ticket ($45.00)
           Note: Your meeting registration includes ONE ticket to the awards banquet. You will only need to                         purchase another banquet ticket if you are bringing a guest to the awards banquet.​


Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award

This year there will be a limit of 20 oral presentations in the Graduate Student Oral Presentation Competition.  [Click here for complete details].


Award of Merit and Early Career Achievement Awards (Due date February 12, 2020)

Please nominate your colleagues for these prestigious awards. Nomination details can be found at Award of Merit and Early Career Achievement Award

Deadline for submitting nominations is February 12​, 2020. If you are thinking of submitting a nomination, please contact an NED-APS Awards Committee member: Robert MarraMargaret McGrathSteve Johnson.​​


A block of rooms has been reserved at The Northampton Hotel March 10 through March 12. The group rate for these rooms is $139.99/night (Tues-Thurs) prior to taxes (11.7%). Rooms will be available by reservation, on a first-come, first serve basis. The deadline to make reservations at the group rate is February 17, 2020. There is no guarantee of room availability or rate once the block of rooms is filled and beyond this deadline.

For hotel room reservations:
Reserve by phone:  1-413-584-3100 (Hotel direct)

Reservation modification and cancellation policy: All rooms will be held until 4:00P.M. on the day prior to the arrival date, unless guaranteed by advance deposit or credit card. Cancellation of a guaranteed reservation must be received prior to 4:00 PM on the day prior to the arrival date to avoid a no-show charge.

The Hotel Northampton
36 King Street.
Northampton, MA 01060
Check in: 2:30 PM
Check out: 11:00 PM
Parking: self-parking (no parking fee)

By car:
1.5 hours from New Haven
3.5 hours from Rutgers
4.5 hours from Cornell
6.5 hours from Penn State


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the NED-APS​ annual meeting, please click on the registration button below and ​​continue to the Online Registration link to select your sponsorship level and amount. If you should have any questions about payment options, reach out to Kari Peter at​


For more information about Northampton, go to their website:  Visit Hampshire County​

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Locations of Other Upcoming Northeastern Division Meetings:

2021 Rhode Island

2022 New Jersey

2023 Connecticut​

APS ​Northeastern Division Meeting History

Northeastern Division Meeting Abstract Archives
  • 2019 - State College, Pennsylvania
  • 2018 - no meeting​
  • 2017- Quebec City, Canada​
  • 2016- Ithaca, NY
  • 2015- Philadelphia, PA
  • 2014- Portsmouth, NH
  • 2013- Southbury, CT
  • 2011- New Brunswick, NJ
  • 2010- Northampton, MA
  • 2009- Quebec City, Canada
  • 2008- Newport, RI
  • 2007- Cape May, NJ
  • 2006- Burlington, VT
  • 2005- Geneva, NY
  • 2004- State College, PA
  • 2003- Bedford, NH
  • 2002- Bromont, Québec, Canada
  • 2001- Cromwell, CT
  • 2000- North Falmouth, MA​​