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​2023 Pacific Division Meeting​


The PAC-APS Annual Meeting will be held in-person on March 14 - 16, 2023 in Tucson, Arizona​.

​March 14 -16, 2023 Meeting Location:
University of Arizona 
Student Union
​1303 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719

Meeting Dates to Remember

​January 16, 2023

  • Officer nominations close, nominees notified to collect bio and headshot
  • Student Travel Award Applications due

January 22, 2023

  • ​Ballots sent out to chapter for vote

January 24, 2023

  • Advanced Registration Ends​​

February 7, 2023

February 20, 2023

  • Hotel Reservations Deadline – This is the last day to make a reservation at the group rate. 

March 14-16, 2023

  • APS ​Pacific Division Meeting

​Agenda At-A​-Glance

March 14th

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Field Trip
4:00 p.m. Business meeting
5:00 p.m. Mixer
6: 00 p.m. Careers 101: Network Like a Natural
March 15th
8:00 a.m. Registrations
8:45 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks by Dr. Ron. R. Walcott
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Symposium: Abiotic impacts on biotic agriculture challenges
10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Oral presentations
6:00 p.m. Dinner Banquet 

March 16th:

9:00 a.m. Oral presentations (cont’ed)
12:00 p.m. Meeting Closing Remarks

Meeting Highlights 

Field Tour:  Biosphere 2 and Pistachio Nursery

Tuesday, March 14, 2023; 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Cost: $50 (registration required, transportation and lunch included)​​​​

Join us on an “insiders tour” of the Biosphere 2 facility. Biosphere 2 advances our understanding of natural and human-made ecosystems through integrated research that drives the discovery and development of interventions that increase the resilience and sustainability of Earth systems and human quality of life. After a morning at Biosphere 2, we will enjoy a boxed lunch and then head to the Arizona Pistachio Nursery for a guided tour by Dr. Alex Hu. Dr. Hu’s research areas include microbiology and plant protection.

Careers 101 Workshop: Network like a Natural

Tuesday, March 14, 2023; 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Cost: FREE (registration required)

This year’s workshop will introduce Networking 101 as an essential career tool to build your professional network and personal brand. Registration is free but required.

Hotel Information

Tucson Marriott University Park
880 East 2nd Street
Tucson, Arizona 85719

Room Rate: $185 a night​

Hotel room reservations will be made by individuals directly either online using the provided link below or by calling the Hotel Reservations Department before the cut-off date (20 February 2023). The toll-free hotel reservation number to call is 1-520-792-4100. Identify yourself as guests or participants of the APS meeting in order to receive the special group rate.

The cutoff date for hotel reservations is February 20, 2023.