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Meetings & Events

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

13th Symposium on PHS, Perth, Sep2016

The 13th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals (ISPHSC) will be held in Perth (Australia) the 19th -20th September 2016. The organising committee, chaired by Dr. Chengdao Li (Murdoch University), is delighted to invite you to the meeting. The ISPHSC started in Sweden in 1975 and has been attracting the researchers and industry partners involved on PHS since then.  A flyer and the web site for the Conference will be available soon.

Best regards

 Jose Barrero

Seed Ecology Workshop V – final registration deadline

The local committee are still receiving registrations and requests for extension for Seed Ecology V. Therefore, we decided to extend the deadline for registration and abstract submission to May 9th. This is the final deadline so don't loose the chance to register. We also have a new keynote speaker. Please visit us at www.seedecologyv.com
Best regards,
Fernando A. O. Silveira

Seed Ecology Workshop V – deadline extended

The Organizing Committee of Seed Ecology V has extended the deadline for abstract submission to 30 April.  Registration is required to submit an abstract.
We have also updated information on the post-conference field trip.
We look forward to see you in Brazil
Fernando A. O. Silveira

5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination, Vancouver – deadline extended

The early bird registration deadline for the 5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination has been extended to 21st April.

Vancouver flyer

Hawaii meetings

The first Hawai'i Native Seed Conference will take place May 17-19, 2016, followed by the Hawai'i Seed Bank Partnership Meeting on May 20. These will be held at UH Manoa in Bilger Hall. The morning of May 17 will include invited speakers from within Hawai'i presenting on current research, efforts, and initiatives involving native Hawaiian seeds. This will be followed by a two-and-a-half day workshop by Carol and Jerry Baskin, experts on seed dormancy and germination, who have been working with Hawaiian seeds since 2001.
For more details, including the program, registration fees, and low-cost accommodation options, visit our web pages:
To register, visit the registration page (but see web pages above for more details):
   Marian M. Chau, Ph.D.

   Seed Conservation Laboratory Manager
Lyon Arboretum, Hawaiian Rare Plant Program
   3860 Manoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822

(808) 988-0469


SEST 7 – first announcement

The 7th International Symposium on Seed, Transplant and Stand Establishment (SEST) will be held in South Africa from  11-14 September.

First Announcement SEST 2016

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