A professional society dedicated to fostering and promoting research, education, and communication in the scientific understanding of seeds.

Meetings & Events

6th Workshop on Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination

The 6th ISSS workshop on Dormancy and Germination will be held in the Netherlands from 22-25 September 2019. The website will be open soon...

6th Workshop on Seed Ecology 2019

The 6th Workshop on Seed Ecology 2019 will be held in Regensburg, Germany from July 29 - August 2, 2019. Pre-conference workshops will be organised for young scientists and PhD students.

The Website is now online (http://www.biologie.uni-regensburg.de/Seed-Ecology2019/index.html).

6th Plant Dormancy Symposium

23-26 October 2018

Kyoto, Japan


International SPS Conference and Summer School

The International SPS Conference 2018: Plant Sciences for the Future takes place from 4-6 July in Paris. Online registration to the International SPS Conference 2018 is now open.


The SPS Summer School 2018: Plant epigenetics and epigenomics takes place from 8-13 July in Saint-Lambert, France.


2nd International Workshop on Seed Longevity

2nd International Workshop on Seed Longevity

30 July to 1 Aug 2018.

Fort Collins, CO USA.


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2018 Hawaiʻi Native Seed Conference

We are excited to announce the 2018 Hawaiʻi Native Seed Conference and Hawaiʻi Seed Bank Partnership Meeting on May 15-18 2018 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Information and updates are available here: http://laukahi.org/hnsc2018/
The Hawai‘i Native Seed Conference brings together conservationists, horticulturalists, researchers, and others working with seeds of native Hawaiian plants to share knowledge with each other and visiting experts. The conference will take place from May 15-18, 2018, at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The conference will begin with a meeting of the Hawai‘i Seed Bank Partnership on May 15. The following days will feature speakers from Hawaiʻi, and several sessions led by staff from the Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership. Topics for the conference will focus on strategies and methods for collecting, handling, and processing seed collections for propagation and storage, making this widely applicable for anyone working in ecosystem restoration in the Pacific region. 
Abstracts will be accepted January 12 - February 28 (link to: Abstract Submission)
Early RegistrationFebruary 1 - March 30 ($90/ $45-students)
Late RegistrationApril 1-30: Late registration ($125)
Accommodations are available soon at the East-West Center Visitor Housing (on UH Mānoa campus). Visit their webpage to see room types and rates. 
Please contact Dustin Wolkis at dwolkis@ntbg.org for more information

Dustin Wolkis
Seed Bank & Laboratory Manager
Department of Science & Conservation
National Tropical Botanical Garden
3530 Papalina Road, Kalāheo, HI 96741
Lab: 808.800.2704

14th International Symposium of Preharvest Sprouting in Cereals

The 14th International Symposium of Preharvest Sprouting in Cereals will take place in 2019 in Chengdu, China.

Please see the flyer Flyer_20170909 for more details.


NASSTEC Conference, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 25-29 September 2017

The NASSTEC (The Native Seed Science, Technology and Conservation Initial Training Network) International Conference: ‘Seed quality of native species – ecology, production and policy’ will be held from 25-29 September at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK.

Registration is free and closes on 30 July. Submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations by 14 July. For further details please see the NASSTEC conference website.



Dr Louise Colville

ISSS conference Monterey – registration open

ISSS conference Monterey – Registration now open
Registration and abstract submission is now open for the ISSS conference in Monterey, 10-14 September:



Register now! The conference will be limited to 300 people ➢  http://isss2017.ucdavis.edu/registration/

Need to submit your abstract?  Visit Abstract Submission page ➢ http://isss2017.ucdavis.edu/abstract-submission/  **In order to be considered for an oral presentation, your abstract must be received by 1 June 2017.

Book your hotel early!    Find reservation info at http://isss2017.ucdavis.edu/accommodations/

ISSS Conference 10-14 September 2017

First announcement


Dear members,

The triennial ISSS Conference will be held from 10-14 September 2017 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey California. See also the UcDavis website. Information on registration and other details will follow in due course.



Peter Toorop, Secretary

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