2012 APS Annual Meeting August 4–8
Rhode Island Convention Center • Providence, Rhode Island
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Register Today for MORE ✔More Scientific Sessions–Monday afternoon showcases more technical sessions. ✔More Poster Viewing and Author Time–Tuesday afternoon takes on a new look with four hours dedicated to
poster author time.
✔More Networking Opportunities–Monday and Tuesday nights are now open evenings, allowing more time to attend socials, network with colleagues, or sit back and relax with friends.
Final Night Party–Wednesday night is the perfect time to close the 2102 Annual Meeting with an evening you won’t soon forget. Join your colleagues and friends as the smallest state in the U.S.A. welcomes the world’s largest plant pathology society.
■ 2012 APS ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM TEAM APS Annual Meeting Program Chair .......................................................Mike Boehm, The Ohio State University, U.S.A. APS Annual Meeting Program Vice Chair ...............................................George S. Abawi, Cornell University, U.S.A. APS Annual Meeting Board Director ......................................................................................................Scott Adkins, USDA ARS USHRL, U.S.A. Workshop Chair ..........................................................................................James Buck, University of Georgia, U.S.A. APS Section Chairs. .....................................................................................Janna Beckerman, Purdue University, U.S.A. Amy Charkowski, University of Wisconsin, U.S.A. Martin Dickman, Texas A&M University, U.S.A. Paul Esker, University of Costa Rica Aaron Hert, Helena Research, U.S.A. Peter Ojiambo, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Annual Meeting Program Planning Team............................................ 2 Schedule-at-a-Glance ........................................................................ 3 Message from the APS President-Elect/Program Chair........................ 3 Meeting Highlights............................................................................. 4 Leadership Opportunities ................................................................... 6 Scientific Program............................................................................... 7 Field Trips...................................................................................... 7 Workshops.................................................................................... 7 Special Sessions.................................................................................. 9 Technical Orals and Posters............................................................... 16 Preliminary Schedule ....................................................................... 17 General Information.......................................................................... 20 Hotel Reservations............................................................................ 21 Meeting Registration........................................................................ 22 The Exhibit Hall................................................................................. 23 Registration Form ............................................................................. 24 2
The American Phytopathological Society (APS) has been dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research for more than a century. APS’s premier event, the annual meeting, attracts as many as 1,500 participants each year. It’s the place where the latest information on plant pathology is unveiled and where attendees have the opportunity to participate in scientific and technical sessions, present research results, view hundreds of technical posters, attend special events, learn about new products and services, and connect with others who share their interests. Visit www.apsnet.org for more information.
2012 SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE (Preliminary - subject to change)
Full schedule can be found on pages 16-18.
Friday, August 3 (see full schedule)
Saturday, August 4 (see full schedule) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Premeeting Field Trips and Workshops Committee Meetings Committee Meetings
Sunday, August 5 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. 6:15 – 9:30 p.m.
Committee Meetings Opening General Session with Awards and Honors Ceremony Special and Technical Sessions University Alumni Socials Welcome Reception with Exhibition and Posters Extended Time! Poster Viewing Industry & Extension Social
Monday, August 6 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Open Evening
Extended Time! Poster Viewing Special and Technical Sessions Plenary Session Extended Program Technical Sessions Poster Viewing
Tuesday, August 7 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Open Evening
Poster Viewing Special and Technical Sessions New Extended Time! Poster Viewing with Authors Poster Viewing
Wednesday, August 8 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Special and Technical Sessions Extended Program! Special and Technical Sessions New Day! Final Night Celebration
Message from the APS President-Elect/Program Chair The APS annual meeting is where plant pathologists come face-to-face to share their science, give themselves a much deserved break from daily life, and brainstorm and network with colleagues. Throughout the years, although my motives for attending shift focus, the meeting has continued to always exceed my expectations and remind me of its value. When I first became involved with APS, it was because it was “the thing to do.” My advisor and fellow students were active in APS, so naturally I joined as well and attended my first APS Annual Meeting. After that meeting, I started attending for my own reasons. The meeting became more about networking and accessing those senior to me who were doing the incredible science that I always read about. Later, as my career progressed, meetings became a place where I could collaborate and brainstorm with colleagues and stretch my thinking. The meetings also became critical places to help my students and post-docs establish and nurture their professional lives. Over the years, I got more involved with the governance aspect of APS through my participation on numerous committees and working groups. In 2012, I will attend for all of the above reasons, plus the desire to help ensure that APS— through my role on APS Council—is as relevant today as it was when I attended my first meeting 25 years ago. The world faces incredible challenges in the 21st century. Plant pathologists and the integrated teams with whom we work are well positioned to help make the world a better place. In order to actualize this, we must leverage, we must partner, and we must communicate. This is what our time together at the annual meeting in Providence will be about: Communicating Science. This is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss! I look forward to seeing you in Providence. — Mike Boehm, Program Chair, APS Annual Meeting
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Check out the highlights and learn more about the meeting’s updated format, including more scientific sessions and new poster viewing options.
■ SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 Opening General Session with Awards and Honors Ceremony 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Your official welcome to Providence and the annual meeting! Join fellow colleagues and scientists from around the world and help us acknowledge our members with awards and honors in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the science. Hear about important society goals and accomplishments straight from APS leaders. This is also a great way to learn about the new programming for the 2012 Annual Meeting and what things you should be sure not to miss! 8th Annual APS-OIP Silent Auction: Connecting Knowledge with a Growing World 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Help build international relations and take home unique cultural items! A marvelous selection of items from around the world will again be available for bidding. Proceeds support OIP’s Global Experience program. Support OIP both with your bids and by donating items from around the world. Items can be brought with you or sent directly in advance, visit www.apsnet.org/members/outreach/oip/Pages/SilentAuction. aspx for details. University Alumni Socials 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Connect with your fellow alum’s and network with alumni from other institutes! Each participating university will have a designated area to congregate and mingle. Participating universities will be listed on the meeting website and in the Program Book. Welcome Reception with Exhibition and Posters 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Exhibits! Posters! Food and fun! Mingle with familiar faces and colleagues, visit the exhibits, and bid on APS-OIP Silent Auction items while enjoying light snacks and drinks. Ticket is included with full registration. Guest tickets are available for purchase on the registration form. Industry & Extension Social 6:15 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $55 Breathtaking views of the bay, historic buildings, and fabulous cuisine awaits those attending the 2012 Industry & Extension Social. Located just 15 minutes outside Providence, you’ll step back in time at the historic Squantum Association, a combination of historic buildings located on Squantum Point, with dramatic views of the Providence River and Narragansett Bay. Squantum is Native American for “heap of rocks,” a musical name for a handsome peninsula where Native Americans enjoyed the fruits of the bay. By the mid-1800s,
clipper ships gathered there and word spread of its uniqueness and beauty. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, this is the perfect setting to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones while experiencing New England cuisine and taking a stroll on the grounds and the deep water dock that welcomed visitors many years ago. Preregistration is required. A limited number of tickets are available at the discounted rate of $55. When those tickets are sold, tickets will be available at the event price.
■ MONDAY, AUGUST 6 Plenary Session – Communicating Science 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. APS President Carol Ishimaru takes an innovative approach to her theme, Communicating Science through an interactive presentation of why communicating science matters and a discussion of ways scientists can distill their message by learning to speak clearly and vividly about their work and why it matters, in terms non-scientists can understand. Discussion will focus on ways to translate technical material using examples, analogies and story-telling techniques to illuminate unfamiliar concepts. The session will contain a live demonstration of some example exercises drawn from Improvisation for Scientists and a video presentation pointing up the transformative effects of improvisation training on graduate students at Stony Brook University. This is a plenary session you cannot afford to miss! New! Expanded Technical Program 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Following the Plenary Session, we’ve added more opportunities to “get the science.” Eight concurrent technical sessions have been added to the program in addition to poster viewing. Early Career Professionals’ Social 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 This social provides the unique opportunity for early career professionals to meet with colleagues at a similar career stage and, at the same time, mingle with employers to learn about new opportunities. Academic, government, and industry employers are invited to join the social to network with prospective employees. Refreshments and appetizers are included in the price of the ticket. Preregistration is required. Graduate Student Social 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 Make plans to attend the one social spot where all plant pathology students come together to connect. Light snacks and beverages will be served. This event is limited to students only. Preregistration is required.
■ TUESDAY, AUGUST 7
■ WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8
Department Heads’ Breakfast Meeting 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tickets: $40 Continuing the critical discussions from last year, this enhanced program will build on the future of the discipline focus, provide updates on recent actions, and review opportunities for advancing the APS/academic partnership. All department heads/chairs of plant pathology and related departments, or their representatives, are invited to attend and participate in these discussions. Ticket includes cost of breakfast and break. Preregistration is required.
New! Scientific Sessions All Day 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. We’ve always had sessions on Wednesday morning, now we also have them on Wednesday afternoon!
New! Afternoon Poster Viewing with Authors 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Too many posters to view and not enough time? Not anymore! We’ve taken Tuesday afternoon and dedicated it to poster time with authors. Check out our new schedule to assist you in making your poster author connections! 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Posters 1 – 350 (even numbers) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Posters 1 – 350 (odd numbers) 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Posters 351 – last poster (even numbers) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Posters 351 – last poster (odd numbers)
New Day! Final Night Celebration 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Don’t leave the meeting early! Plan to stay for the Final Night Celebration. There is no better way to conclude your meeting experience in New England than with a party that will touch on the elegance of the 40s and 50s and then step forward to the rocking 80s and 90s! Mix that with great food and conversation and it is an evening that you cannot miss! Ticket is included with full registration. Guest tickets are available for purchase on the registration form.
Photo by Marianne Lee.
Photo by Marianne Lee.
This photo by Wesley Rollend. These three photos courtesy of The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau.
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Leadership Institute I— Finding Your Style Friday, August 3 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Organizers: Richard Bostock, University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A.; Christine Smart, Cornell University, Geneva, NY, U.S.A. Section: Professionalism/Outreach Sponsor: APS Leadership Institute Committee Financial Sponsor: Supplementary support from APS Council Fee: $85 This first in a series of two highly engaging workshops, facilitated by Teri Balser, dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida, will cover what and who are leaders, why leadership is critical to your career and profession, types of leaders, leadership and personalities, developing effective leaders, leaders and change, and leaders in professional organizations. The workshop is intended for a broad spectrum of participants, including early, mid-, and senior career professionals. The fee includes lunch, breaks, and workshop materials. Attendance is limited to 50 participants. Preregistration is required. Leadership Institute II— Working With Others Saturday, August 4 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Organizers: Richard Bostock, University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A.; Christine Smart, Cornell University, Geneva, NY, U.S.A. Section: Professionalism/Outreach Sponsor: APS Leadership Institute Committee Financial Sponsor: Supplementary support from APS Council Fee: $85 Building on the knowledge gained in Leadership Institute I, this workshop is designed to help individuals go deeper in their understanding of the interpersonal aspects of leading
and managing and explore ways to apply their understanding to areas of conflict or change in their professional, personal, and societal lives. Facilitated by Teri Balser, this workshop will focus on conflict and conflict management. Completion of Leadership Institute I is not a prerequisite of Leadership Institute II but is beneficial in gaining the best experience from the workshop. The fee includes lunch, breaks, and workshop materials. Attendance is limited to 50 participants. Preregistration is required.
Leadership Institute: Understanding Your Behavioral Style (student and post-doc attendees only) Saturday, August 4 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (lunch provided for participants of workshop from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.) Organizer: Emilio Oyarzabal, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A. Section: Professionalism/Outreach Sponsor: APS Leadership Institute Committee Financial Sponsor: Monsanto Company Fee: $10 A successful professional career requires continuous learning and refining of personal and technical skills. To measure and understand your personality and behavioral style, talent management experts from Monsanto offer this interactive workshop to help graduate students and post-docs discuss and understand human behavior in various situations, for example, how you influence others or respond to rules and procedures. The workshop will utilize results from each participant’s DiSC personal assessment. All participants are required to complete a DiSC questionnaire prior to the workshop. All personal information will be kept confidential and will not be retained by APS or Monsanto. Registration is required by July 1, 2012. Attendance is limited to 30 participants. Preregistration is required.
Photo by Marianne Lee. Courtesy of The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau.
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM ■ FIELD TRIPS Ornamental Field Trip Saturday, August 4 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Organizers: Heather Faubert, University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension, Kingston, Rhode Island, U.S.A.; Cheryl Smith, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH, U.S.A. Section: Diseases of Plants Sponsor: Diseases of Ornamental Plants Fee: $50 A field trip of a variety of ornamental production facilities in the surrounding Rhode Island area. Preregistration is required. Turfgrass Field Trip Saturday, August 4 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Organizers: John Inguagiato, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.A.; Brandon Horvath, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, U.S.A. Section: Disease Control and Pest Management Sponsor: Turfgrass Pathology Fee: $50 This trip will highlight the challenges of maintaining aesthetic and playable turfgrass areas in the northeastern United States Possible sites include golf courses (The Country Club at Brookline, Shelter Harbor GC), athletic fields (Fenway Park, Longwood Cricket Club), and sod production fields. This trip will focus on the impact these facilities have on the economy, as well as the particular turfgrass management problems that are unique to this region. Preregistration is required. Pests, Protection, and Politics of the North American Cranberry Field Trip Saturday, August 4 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Organizers: David Thompson, Rutgers University, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.; Frank Caruso, University of Massachusetts, East Wareham, MA, U.S.A., Charles Schiller, SCHILLER Ag Research and Consulting, Alamo, CA, U.S.A. Section: Diseases of Plants Sponsor: Chemical Control Fee: $75 This field trip will focus on the locally important crop of cranberry, its production and diseases. Cranberry is a unique crop that most pathologists will not encounter in their career due to its limited geographic distribution. However, the unique production practices and final products for cranberry result in a unique set of diseases that provide a learning experience for all plant pathologists. Preregistration is required.
New England Fungal Foray Saturday, August 4 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Organizer: Barry Pryor, University of Arizona, School of Plant Sciences, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A. Section: Ecology and Epidemiology Sponsor: Mycology Fee: $50 APS fungal forays are an exciting and educational opportunity to see macro- and microfungi in natural settings. Following the foray excursion to beautiful Step Stone Falls and the Tippecansett Trail, the participants will return to the University of Rhode Island to more closely examine all collected specimens in a laboratory setting. While examining material, participants will enjoy light refreshments and the camaraderie of fellow mycologists and others interested in fungi. Preregistration is required.
■ WORKSHOPS Fungicide Resistance Development in North America for the 21st Century Friday, August 3 and continued on Saturday, August 4 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (each day) Organizers: Andy Wyenandt, Rutgers University, Bridgeton, NJ, U.S.A.; Megan Dewdney, CREC, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL, U.S.A.; Gilberto Olaya, Syngenta, Vero Beach, FL, U.S.A. Section: Disease Control and Pest Management Sponsor: Pathogen Resistance Financial Sponsor: FRAC (Fungicide Resistance Action Committee) Fee: $150 This two-day workshop will serve to provide an overview of fungicides at risk for resistance development and of crop systems where resistance has already developed or is currently a major concern; provide a forum for the exchange of scientific information on new and on-going research on fungicide resistance; and provide material and discussion to revise Fungicide Resistance in North America which was published in 1987 to reflect changes that have occurred over the past 23 years. Preregistration is required.
Scientific Program continued
Introduction to Phylogenetic Tree-Building Saturday, August 4 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Organizer: Erica Goss, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A. Section: Biology of Pathogens Sponsor: Genetics Fee: $45 Need to make a phylogenetic tree for your new species, strain, or isolate but don’t know where to start? Confused about how to interpret phylogenetic trees? This workshop will introduce basic phylogenetic concepts and methods. By the end of the workshop, participants will know how to take raw sequence data and turn it into a near publication-ready tree. The program MEGA 5 will be used, but alternative programs will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop that runs Windows to the workshop. Preregistration is required. Mixed Models for Analysis of Factorials in Plant Pathology Saturday, August 4 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Organizer: Laurence Madden, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH, U.S.A. Section: Ecology and Epidemiology Sponsors: Epidemiology; Crop Loss and Risk Evaluation Fee: $45 In a study with a factorial treatment structure, two or more factors (classification variables) are related to the response variable. Registrants will learn to use the MIXED and GLIMMIX procedures of SAS to analyze factorial data from
different experimental layouts. Emphasis will be placed on the use of new graphical methods for assessing factor effects; incorporation of random effects in the statistical model; and utilization of modern methods for performing multiple comparisons of means. Registrants need to bring a laptop with SAS 9.2 or 9.3 installed. Preregistration is required.
Reaching Out: Sharing Innovative Approaches for Identification and Control of Turfgrass Diseases Tuesday, August 7 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Organizers: Brandon Horvath, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, U.S.A.; John Inguagiato, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.A.; Damon Smith, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, U.S.A.; Lee Miller, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, U.S.A. Section: Disease Control and Pest Management Sponsor: Turfgrass Pathology Fee: Workshop only $75 Fee: Workshop plus book $150 (includes A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides by Rick Latin) Designed for regional turfgrass managers and meeting attendees, this workshop will focus on recent scientific advances in the identification and management of turfgrass diseases. The program will include an interactive session on tools and management of turfgrass diseases in the morning and research updates on new approaches for identifying and controlling turfgrass diseases in the afternoon, followed by a poster session. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion featuring leading turfgrass pathologists. Preregistration is required.
Photo by Marianne Lee.
These three photos courtesy of The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau.
SPECIAL SESSIONS Listed alphabetically. Sessions are preliminary and subject to change. Visit www.apsnet.org/meet for full descriptions.
12th I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium: Host Plant Resistance and Disease Management: Current Status and Future Outlook Organizers: Shaker Kousik, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Charleston, SC, U.S.A.; Pradeep Kachroo, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, U.S.A.; Patrick Wechter, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Charleston, SC, U.S.A.; Alemu Mengistu, USDA, ARS, Jackson, TN, U.S.A. Section: Disease Control and Pest Management Sponsor: Host Resistance The APS Host Resistance Committee, in conjunction with support from APS Foundation, is sponsoring the 12th I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium. The symposium will feature four graduate student presentations highlighting research that leads to a better understanding of host plant resistance, resistance breeding, and disease management. Applications will be sought to cover a diverse array of basic and applied issues on host resistance and disease management. Advances in Detection Technologies: Application in Plant Pathogen and Disease Detection Organizer: Mysore Sudarshana, USDA-ARS, Davis, CA, U.S.A. Section: Diseases of Plants Sponsors: Plant Pathogen and Disease Detection; Diagnostics • Next-generation diagnostics: Eliminating the excessive sequence processing associated with next-generation sequencing using EDNA. W. SCHNEIDER, USDA-ARS, Ft. Detrick, MD, U.S.A. • All plant virus chip: Shifting from proof to use. B. BAGEWADI, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A. • Barcoding: Cataloguing plant pathogen DNA fingerprints around the world. P. BONANTS, Plant Research International, Wageningen, Netherlands • CANARY: Serological detection sees a new dawn. Z. LIU, USDA-APHIS, CPHST, Beltsville, MD, U.S.A. • Pathogen signatures—Beyond nucleic acids & proteins. L. LEVY, USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST, Beltsville, MD, U.S.A. • Isothermal amplification: So many names, are there differences? M. SUDARSHANA, USDA-ARS, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
Bioenergy Crops and Disease Organizers: Richard Nelson, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., Ardmore, OK, U.S.A.; Bright Agindotan, Energy Biosciences Institute/University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, U.S.A.; Steve Marek, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, U.S.A. Section: Diseases of Plants Sponsors: Virology; Mycology; Bacteriology; Molecular and Cellular Phytopathology; Emerging Diseases and Pathogens Financial Sponsors: USDA; Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc. • Bioenergy crops and disease agents: Research and industry status. R. NELSON, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., Ardmore, OK, U.S.A. • The impact of disease on biofuel production. D. HAEFELE, Pioneer Hi-Bred, A DuPont Business, Johnston, IA, U.S.A. • Viruses of bioenergy crops. B. AGINDOTAN, Energy Biosciences Institute/University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, U.S.A. • The potential of increased virus susceptibility in grasses modified for biofuel production. C. MALMSTROM, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A. • Hunt for sources of rust resistance in the bioenergy crop switchgrass. K. MYSORE, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., Ardmore, OK, U.S.A. • Response of sorghum modified for bioenergy to grain and stalk fungal pathogens. D. FUNNELL-HARRIS, USDAARS, Lincoln, NE, U.S.A. Do Regulatory Agencies Really Make the Rules in Crop Protection? Organizers: Charles Schiller, SCHILLER Ag Research and Consulting, Alamo, CA, U.S.A.; Jim Spadafora, Arysta LifeScience, Cary, NC, U.S.A. Section: Disease Control and Pest Management Sponsors: Chemical Control Committee; Office of Industry Relations • Retailer perspective—What function do secondary standards serve for large food retailers. Presenter to be announced • Wholesaler, packer/shipper/buyer perspective—Working with growers and buyers to establish and enforce secondary standards. T. DEKRYGER, Nestle, Freemont, MI, U.S.A. • Grower perspective—Complying with federal-, state-, and retailer-imposed standards in pest management. M. WILLETT, Northwest Horticulture Council, Yakima, WA, U.S.A. • Registrant perspective—Challenges created by secondary standards in developing new products and product uses. M. SCHULZ, Syngenta, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A. • Regulatory perspective—How secondary standards affect the regulatory environment. L. ROSSI, EPA, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Special Sessions continued
Emerging Tools and Regulations Impacting the Enhancement of Disease Resistance Using Biotechnology Organizers: Dennis Halterman, USDA/ARS, Madison, WI, U.S.A.; Scott Soby, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, U.S.A. Section: Disease Control and Pest Management Sponsor: Biotechnology Financial Sponsors: Monsanto; Pioneer Hi-Bred, A DuPont Business; Simplot • Using TAL effectors for directed genetic modification. A. BOGDANOVE, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, U.S.A. • Reintroduction of genetically engineered potatoes into the U.S. market. C. ROMMENS, Simplot, Boise, ID, U.S.A. • Virus-meditated protection of maize from Ustilago maydis. T. SMITH, Donald Danforth Center, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A. • Historical perspective of biotech crop deregulation. S. TOLIN, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, U.S.A. • Genetic methodologies for evaluating and decreasing ecological risks posed by genetically modified crops. R. MERKER, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC, U.S.A. • Current processes involved in biotech crop deregulation. J. CORDTS, USDA/APHIS/BRS, Riverdale, MD, U.S.A. Everything a Scientist Should Know About Politics, Funding, and Public Opinion Organizers: Jan Leach, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A.; Angela Records, Eversole Associates, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A. Section: Professionalism/Outreach Sponsors: Public Policy Board; Office of International Programs • Policy 101: A not-so-boring look at how government works. K. EVERSOLE, Eversole Associates, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A. • The truth about science funding. Presenter to be announced • International funding cooperations. D. BECK, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, U.S.A. • Getting engaged is easy. M. IVEY, Ohio State University, Wooster, OH, U.S.A. • Scientists: Almost as prestigious as firefighters. A. RECORDS, Eversole Associates, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.
Exploring the Micropolis: Sampling, Identifying, and Analyzing the Diversity of Microbial Communities Organizers: Jerry Weiland, USDA-ARS, Corvallis, OR, U.S.A.; Teresa Hughes, USDA-ARS, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.; Kirk Broders, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, U.S.A. Section: Ecology and Epidemiology Sponsors: Soil Microbiology and Root Diseases; Phyllosphere Microbiology Financial Sponsors: Illumina Inc.; Roche; Applied Biosystems • Metagenomics for complex microbial communities. S. TRINGE, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A. • From metagenomics to metabolomics: Communication in the rhizosphere. J. HANDELSMAN, Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.
• Metagenomics in fungal community ecology. M. SMITH, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A. • New frameworks in disease ecology that address the micropolis. K. GARRETT, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, U.S.A. • Welcome to the micropolis: How metagenomics can enhance plant pathology research. K. BRODERS, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, U.S.A.
Fungicides to Promote Plant Physiological Benefits in Crops Organizers: Jim Mueller, Dow AgroSciences, Brentwood, CA, U.S.A.; Brian D. Olson, Dow Agro Sciences, Geneva, NY, U.S.A. Section: Disease Control and Pest Management Sponsors: Industry; Pathogen Resistance; and Chemical Control Committees; Public Policy Board; Office of Industry Relations Financial Sponsors: Syngenta; BASF Corporation; Bayer CropScience • Introduction to the forum “Fungicides to Promote Plant Physiological Benefits in Crops”. J. MUELLER, Dow AgroSciences, Brentwood, CA, U.S.A. • Influence of ethylene inhibitors on plant physiology, biomass, and yield. F. BELOW, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, U.S.A. • Overview of field testing in corn and soybeans since 2009. K. WISE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A. • Review of large-scale field trials in potatoes. T. ZITTER, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A. • A regulatory perspective. A. JONES, EPA OPP BEAD, Washington, DC, U.S.A. • Discussion forum. Genetics, Genomics, and Proteomics Approaches to Elucidate Arthropod-Vector Specificity Organizer: Judith Brown, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A. Section: Molecular/Cellular/Plant-Microbe Interactions Sponsors: Virology; Vector-Pathogen Complexes; Bacteriology Financial Sponsors: Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.; USDA; Monsanto • Psyllid genomics, RNAi, and vector management. W. HUNTER, USDA-ARS, U.S. Horticultural Research Lab, Ft. Pierce, FL, U.S.A. • Host switching in the vector-borne plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa. R. ALMEIDA, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A. • Functional transcriptomics of Begomovirus-whitefly transmission. J. BROWN, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A. • Proteomics and mass spectrometry to explore the dynamic interface between Luteovirus-aphid vector complexes. M. CILIA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A. • Comparative functional genomics of salivary gland and alimentary canal-Liberibacter spp. interactions. M. VYAS, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.
Grafting as an Alternative to Soil Fumigation for Disease Management in Vegetable Production Organizers: Shaker Kousik, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Charleston, SC, U.S.A.; Mathews Paret, University of Florida, Quincy, FL, U.S.A.; Pingsheng Ji, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA, U.S.A. Section: Disease Control and Pest Management Sponsor: Integrated Plant Disease Management • The pros and cons of cucurbit grafting in the United States. R. HASSELL, Clemson University, CREC, Charleston, SC, U.S.A. • IPM diversification: Advancing the science and practice of grafting tomatoes to manage soilborne pathogens. F. LOUWS, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. • Grafting on hybrid squash and bottle gourd rootstocks to manage Fusarium wilt of watermelon. A. KEINATH, Clemson University, Charleston, SC, U.S.A. • Grafting as a production system component for nematode management in Florida vegetables. N. BURELLE, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Ft. Pierce, FL, U.S.A. • Grafting eggplants to manage soilborne diseases: An international perspective. S. MILLER, Ohio State University, Wooster, OH, U.S.A. International Perspective on Fusarium Head Blight Organizer: Paul Nicholson, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom Section: Biology of Pathogens Sponsor: British Society of Plant Pathology Financial Sponsor: British Society of Plant Pathology • A toxic character: Fusarium graminearum and mycotoxin biosynthesis. C. KISTLER, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A. • Mycotoxin production during infection of cereals. W. SCHÄFER, Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany • Identification of candidate genes for head blight and deoxynivalenol resistance. F. DOOHAN, University College, Dublin, Ireland • Presentation title to come. G. MUEHLBAUER, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A. • Presentation title to come. Z. MA, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China Issues and Opportunities in Regulatory Sciences at EPA Organizers: Jim Mueller, Dow AgroSciences, Brentwood, CA, U.S.A.; Brian D. Olson, Dow Agro Sciences, Geneva, NY, U.S.A. Section: Disease Control and Pest Management Sponsors: Industry; Pathogen Resistance; and Chemical Control Committees; Office of Industry Relations; Public Policy Board • Science-based risk and benefit assessment. A. JONES, EPA OPP BEAD, Washington, DC, U.S.A. • Reviewing biopesticides. G. TOMIMATSU, EPA OPP BPPD, Washington, DC, U.S.A. • Biotechnology for disease management. C. WOZNIAK, EPA OPP BPPD, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
• Regulating for fungicide resistance management. B. CHISM, EPA OPP BEAD, Washington, DC, U.S.A. • Endocrine disruptor testing: Implications for plant disease. Presenter to be announced • Discussion forum.
It’s a Mixed Up World: Hybridization and Horizontal Gene Transfer in Plant Pathogens and Endophytes Organizers: Erica Goss, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.; Steve Klosterman, USDA ARS, Salinas, CA, U.S.A.; Maria Jimenez-Gasco, Penn State University, University Park, PA, U.S.A. Section: Ecology and Epidemiology Sponsors: Genetics; Mycology; Bacteriology • Verticillium longisporum—A hybrid pathogen with an expanded host range. P. INDERBITZEN and K. SUBBARAO, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, U.S.A. • Emergence of Phytophthora pathogens by hybridization. E. GOSS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A. • The role of horizontal gene transfer in bacterial crop pathogen emergence. B. VINATZER, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, U.S.A. • Hybrids hybrids everywhere: The role of hybridization in the evolution of Neotyphodium grass endophytes. K. CRAVEN, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., Ardmore, OK, U.S.A. • Genomic characterization of the conditionally dispensable chromosome in Alternaria arborescens provides evidence for horizontal gene transfer. T. MITCHELL, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, U.S.A. “Left of Boom!” Information: Form, Content, and Use in Epidemic Prediction Organizers: Neil McRoberts and Carla Thomas, University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A. Section: Ecology and Epidemiology Sponsors: Epidemiology; Regulatory Plant Pathology; Diagnostics; Emerging Diseases and Pathogens; Forest Pathology; Crop Loss Assessment and Risk Evaluation • Information in novel, multiscale epidemiological models. C. MUNDT, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, U.S.A. Transportation grids as early indicators and warning. T. GOTTWALD, USDA ARS, Ft. Pierce, FL, U.S.A. • Emergence of unified concepts of disease in textual diagnostic data. C. THOMAS, University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A. • Emergence of signals from open-source data: Disease surveillance. N. NELSON, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, U.S.A. • Putting information to use: Decisions at different scales. S. SAVARY, Centre INRA de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, Castanet Tolosan, Cedex, France
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The National Clean Plant Network: Ensuring Disease-Free, Vegetatively Propagated Fruit Tree Planting Stock Organizer: Nancy Osterbauer, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, Salem, OR, U.S.A. Section: Disease Control and Pest Management Sponsors: Regulatory Plant Pathology Committee; Public Policy Board Financial Sponsor: USDA APHIS • The National Clean Plant Network. E. RUDYJ, USDA APHIS, Riverdale, MD, U.S.A. • Plum pox virus case study: The eradication road is paved in gold. R. WELLIVER, Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture, Harrisburg, PA, U.S.A. • New threats on the horizon for the fruit tree industry. M. FUCHS, Cornell University, Geneva, NY, U.S.A. • Diagnosing and cleaning up viruses in imported fruit tree nursery stock. K. EASTWELL, Washington State University, Prosser, WA, U.S.A. • Quantifying the economic benefit of a clean plant network. C. SEAVERT, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, U.S.A. • The industry’s perspective on the National Clean Plant Network. W. GALE, Summit Tree Sales, Lawrence, MI, U.S.A. New Insights into the Virulence Mechanism of PlantPathogenic Bacteria Organizers: Nian Wang, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL, U.S.A.; Jong Hyun Ham, Louisiana State University AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. Section: Biology of Pathogens Sponsor: Bacteriology • The role of the type III secretion system in necrotic pathogens. A. CHARKOWSKI, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, U.S.A. • Insights into the virulence mechanism of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri. N. WANG, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL, U.S.A. • Ooze and rots: How enteric plant pathogens utilize cyclic di-GMP, small RNAs, and quorum sensing to regulate major virulence genes. G. SUNDIN, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A. • The role of the cell surface lipopolysaccharide molecule in Xylella fastidiosa biofilm formation and virulence in the grapevine host. C. ROPER, University of California, Riverside, CA, U.S.A. • Global regulatory network for the virulence of Burkholderia glumae, the major causal agent of bacterial panicle blight of rice. J. H. HAM, Louisiana State University AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. • How high-throughput sequencing technology helps our understanding of plant-pathogenic bacteria (overview). J. JONES, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A. New Products and Services Organizer: Dair McDuffee, Valent USA Corporation, Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A. Section: Disease Control and Pest Management Sponsor: Industry This special session provides a forum for highlighting new products and technologies available to those in the fields of agriculture and plant disease management.
Pathogen Effectors and Host Targets Organizers: Nicole Donofrio, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, U.S.A.; Rao Uppalapati, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK, U.S.A. Section: Molecular/Cellular/Plant-Microbe Interactions Sponsor: Molecular and Cellular Phytopathology • Host targets of viral si- and miRNAs in maize. V. VANCE, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, U.S.A. • Magnaporthe oryzae effector AvrPiz-t suppresses host innate immunity by targeting RING-type E3 ligases in rice. C. H. PARK, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, U.S.A. • Fungal effector localization and targets. C. H. KHANG, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A. • Bacterial effectors and host targets. M. LINDEBERG, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A. • Functional characterization of the conserved modular domains in the RXLR superfamily. S. KALE, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, U.S.A. • Nematode effectors. T. BAUM, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, U.S.A. Potato virus Y—An Old Virus and a New Problem in Potato Organizers: Alexander Karasev, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, U.S.A.; Stewart Gray, USDA-ARS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A. Section: Biology of Pathogens Sponsor: Virology • PVY as an emerging potato problem in North America. S. GRAY, USDA-ARS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A. • Breeding potato for PVY resistance. S. JANSKY, USDA-ARS, Madison, WI, U.S.A. • PVY vector biology and control. R. GROVES, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, U.S.A. • PVY and Canadian experience. M. SINGH, POTATOES NB, Centreville, NB, Canada • Classification of PVY strains and new recombinants. A. KARASEV, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, U.S.A. • Potato seed certification and PVY. P. NOLTE, University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID, U.S.A. Practice and Management of Microbial and Plant Germplasm Collections Organizers: Shuxian Li, USDA-ARS, Crop Genetics Research Unit, Stoneville, MS, U.S.A.; Rick Bennett, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, U.S.A.; Kimberly Webb, USDAARS, Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A.; Kevin McCluskey, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, U.S.A. Section: Professionalism/Outreach Sponsors: Collections and Germplasm Committee; Public Policy Board • Introduction: National Plant Microbial Germplasm System overview. R. BENNETT, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, U.S.A. • The National Plant Germplasm System. C. GARDNER, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA, U.S.A. • Database management, plants versus microbes. S. KANG, Penn State University, State College, PA, U.S.A. • Plant germplasm curation—Best practices. D. ELLIS, USDAARS, Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A.
• NSF research coordination network and microbial germplasm curation—Best practices. K. MCCLUSKEY, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, U.S.A. • Culture collections practices: Dutch national cultural collections system, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS). P. CROUS, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Utrecht, Netherlands • Confirmation and identity—Genotyping. C. A. LEVESQUE Agri & Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Resolving the Species-Population Interface in Asexual Fungi: New Tools to Address an Old Problem Organizers: Barry Pryor, University of Arizona, Plant Sciences, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.; Kirk Broders, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, U.S.A. Section: Ecology and Epidemiology Sponsors: Mycology; Plant Pathogen and Disease Detection; Diagnostics; Seed Pathology; Soil Microbiology and Root Diseases Financial Sponsor: Widely Prevalent Plant Pathogenic Fungi List Project • Using comparative genomics for species resolution in Alternaria. B. PRYOR, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.Populations vs. species among small-spored Alternaria. B. PRYOR, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A. • Challenges and opportunities for species recognition in Fusarium provided by genomics. D. GEISER, Penn State, University Park, PA, U.S.A.Cladosporium: Current concepts, diversity, and taxonomy. F. DUGAN, USDA-ARS, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, U.S.A. • Comparative genomics and bioinformatic tools for studying evolution and speciation in fungi. J. STAJICH, University of California, Riverside, CA, U.S.A. Right of the Boom: Deciding to Act, React, or Let Go in a Fluid Data Environment Organizers: Lawrence Brown, USDA\APHIS\PPQ, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.; Neil McRoberts, University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
Section: Ecology and Epidemiology Sponsors: Crop Loss Assessment and Risk Evaluation; Epidemiology; Regulatory Plant Pathology; Diagnostics; Emerging Diseases and Pathogens; Forest Pathology • Even when data are fluid a decision must be made. P. H. BERGER, USDA APHIS PPQ CPHST, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. • Use of law enforcement indicators and warning to prevent and respond to a crime. L. LEE, FBI, Washington, DC, U.S.A. • The role of epidemiology research in shaping regulatory plant pathology. J. MAROIS, University of Florida, Quincy, FL, U.S.A. • Biology is not enough: An economics perspective on human behavior in the management of plant pathogens. L. PEARSON, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom • Making and implementing program decisions in quarantine and regulatory plant pathology. T. S. SCHUBERT, Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Service, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A. • A case-based analysis of information sources, sinks and loops in regulatory plant pathology programs. N. MCROBERTS, University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
Schroth Faces of the Future—New Frontiers in Plant Bacteriology Organizers: Teresa Hughes, USDA-ARS, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.; Christopher Wallis, USDA-ARS, Parlier, CA, U.S.A. Section: Diseases of Plants Sponsors: Early Career Professionals; Bacteriology This special session is designed to acknowledge the new faces shaping the future of plant bacteriology. We encourage nominations of scientists in the early stages of their careers (within 10 years of graduation, including post-docs) who are forward thinkers and perceived to be the future leaders in the field of plant bacteriology. Speakers must be APS members.
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Thousand Cankers Disease: A Threat to Eastern Black Walnut Throughout Its Native Range and Beyond Organizers: Inga Meadows, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, U.S.A.; Matt Kasson, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, U.S.A. Section: Diseases of Plants Sponsors: Forest Pathology; Emerging Diseases and Pathogens; Vector-Pathogen Complexes; Epidemiology Financial Sponsors: Walnut Council; USDA-FS Forest Health Protection • Impacts of thousand cankers disease on Juglans spp. throughout the western United States. N. TISSERAT, Dept. of Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A. • From discovery to regulation: A pathologist’s perspective of thousand cankers disease in the eastern United States. M. WINDHAM, Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, U.S.A. • Evolution, diversity, and ecology of the genus Geosmithia and the unique position of Geosmithia morbida. M. KOLARIK, Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Botany Dept., Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic • Host colonization behavior and population genetics of Pityophthorus juglandis: The vector of Geosmithia morbida, causal agent of thousand cankers disease. S. SEYBOLD, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis, CA, U.S.A. • Thousand cankers disease: A recently emerging disease of eastern black walnut in the eastern United States. G. GRIFFIN, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, U.S.A.
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Unifying Concepts in Plant and Animal Vector Biology Organizers: Diane Ullman, Dept. of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A.; Thomas German, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, U.S.A. Section: Biology of Pathogens Sponsors: Vector-Pathogen Complexes; Virology Financial Sponsors: GATES Foundation; Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc. • A virus at the helm: Even plant-infecting viruses modify vector behavior! C. STAFFORD, University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A. • La Crosse virus modifies the behavior of its mosquito vector. B. BEATY, Colorado State University, Aurora, CO, U.S.A. • What makes a vector a vector: The molecular basis of vector competence in leafhoppers and thrips. A. WHITFIELD, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, U.S.A. • Vector competence in mosquitoes. L. BARTHOLOMAY, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, U.S.A. • Virus manipulation of plant hosts: Deceptive chemical signals induced by a plant virus attract insect vectors to inferior hosts. M. MESCHER, Dept. of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, Ithaca, PA, U.S.A. • Strategies employed by animal parasites to enhance vector transmission. H. HURD, Keele University, Keele, United Kingdom
TECHNICAL ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS 190 oral presentations and more than 700 poster presentations will feature the latest scientific research in: ■ Biology of Pathogens: Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Nematology, Postharvest Pathology and Mycotoxins ■ Disease Control and Pest Management: Genetics of Resistance, Cultural Control, Chemical Control, Biological Control, Regulatory Plant Pathology, Integrated Pest Management ■ Diseases of Plants: Plant Stress and Abiotic Disorders, Crop Loss Assessment, Disease Detection and Diagnosis, New and Emerging Diseases ■ Ecology and Epidemiology: Analytical and Theoretical Plant Pathology, Cropping Systems/Sustainability, Pathogen-Vector Interactions, Phyllosphere, Rhizosphere, Population Biology Genetics, Climate Change, Risk Assessment ■ Molecular/Cellular /Plant-Microbe Interactions: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Genetics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Pathogenesis, Genetics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Host Resistance, Molecular Aspects of Effectors and Their Host Targets, Plant Defense Responses ■ Professionalism/Outreach: Teaching and Learning, Professional Development, Outreach and Engagement, Advising and Mentoring, Networking, Ethics
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
■ FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Leadership Opportunity – Leadership Institute I – Finding Your Style Workshop – Fungicide Resistance Development in North America for the 21st Century (2-day workshop, continued on Saturday) APS Leadership Forum, by invitation
■ SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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Field Trip – Ornamental Field Trip – Turfgrass Leadership Opportunity – Leadership Institute II – Working with Others Workshop – Fungicide Resistance Development in North America for the 21st Century (continued from Friday) Field Trip – Pests, Protections, and Politics of the North American Cranberry Field Trip – New England Fungal Foray Leadership Opportunity—Leadership Institute: Understanding Your Behavioral Style (students and post docs only) Office of International Programs (OIP) Board Meeting APS PRESS Board Meeting Registration Workshop – Introduction to Phylogenetic Tree-Building Postharvest Discussion Meeting Workshop – Mixed Models for Analysis of Factorials in Plant Pathology Presidential Meeting of Plant Pathology Organizations, by invitation Publications Board Meeting Committee Chair/Vice Chair Orientation Microbial Forensics Interest Group First Timers’ Orientation PDMR Editors’ Meeting Committee Meetings • Biological Control Committee • Epidemiology Committee • Extension Committee • Host Resistance Committee • Industry Committee • Mycotoxicology Committee • Nematology Committee • Seed Pathology Committee • Soil Microbiology and Root Diseases Committee • Turfgrass Pathology Committee • Virology Committee Committee Meetings Bacteriology Committee Chemical Control Committee Crop Loss Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE) Early Career Professionals Committee Forest Pathology Committee Genetics Committee Graduate Student Committee Molecular and Cellular Phytopathology Committee Mycology Committee Plant Pathogen and Disease Detection Committee Teaching Committee Vector-Pathogen Complexes Committee
■ SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
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Auxiliary Meetings Board Breakfast APSnet Education Center Editorial Board Meeting Vegetable Seed Industry Breakfast, by invitation Registration Moderator Orientation Leadership Institute Committee Meeting Phytopathology Senior Editors’ Meeting Plant Disease Senior Editors’ Meeting Awards and Honors Committee Meeting, by invitation Exhibit Set-Up Committee Meetings • Biotechnology Committee • Collections and Germplasm Committee • Committee for Diversity and Equality • Diagnostics Committee • Diseases of Ornamental Plants Committee • Emerging Diseases and Pathogens Special Committee, by invitation • Integrated Plant Disease Management Committee • Pathogen Resistance Committee • Phyllosphere Microbiology Committee • Postharvest Pathology Committee • Regulatory Plant Pathology Committee • Tropical Plant Pathology Committee Phytopathology Editorial Board Meeting Plant Disease Editorial Board Meeting Opening General Session and Awards and Honors Ceremony Lunch Break (with concessions) Division Officers’ Luncheon Poster Set-Up APS-OIP Silent Auction Office of Electronic Communication (OEC) Board Meeting Special Sessions and Oral Technical Sessions PMN Oversight Committee Meeting, by invitation Nominations Committee Meeting Plant Health Progress Editorial Board Meeting, by invitation University Alumni Socials APS PRESS Bookstore Welcome Reception with Exhibition and Posters Extended Time! Poster Viewing Industry & Extension Social Office of Education Board Meeting
■ MONDAY, AUGUST 6 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Extension Plant Pathologists’ Breakfast APS Foundation Board Meeting, by invitation Public Policy Board Meeting Registration Extended Time! Poster Viewing Special Sessions and Oral Technical Sessions APS Affiliates’ Meeting APS PRESS Bookstore Exhibits Open Graduate Student & Industry Lunch Lunch Break (with concessions) Past Presidents’ Lunch, by invitation
Preliminary Schedule continued
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. USDA-ARS Meeting (brown bag lunch) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Plenary Session – Communicating Science 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. New Time! Technical Sessions 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. APS Divisional Forum 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. International Society Relations Meeting 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Early Career Professionals’ Social with Employer Networking Opportunity 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Graduate Student Social 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Ornamental Virus Discussion Group
■ TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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■ WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Sustaining Associates’ Breakfast, by invitation Annual Meeting Board Meeting Department Heads’ Breakfast and Meeting Registration Small Fruit Diseases Workers Discussion Extended Time! Poster Viewing Workshop – Reaching Out: Sharing Innovative Approaches for Identification and Control of Turfgrass Diseases Special Sessions and Oral Technical Sessions APS PRESS Bookstore Exhibits Open Lunch Break (with concessions) Phytopathology News Advisory Committee Meeting Orange Rust Sugarcane Meeting (brown bag lunch) APHIS Widely Prevalent Bacteria Committee Meeting, by invitation New Extended Time! Poster Viewing with Authors • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Posters 1 – 350 (even numbers) • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Posters 1 – 350 (odd numbers) • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Posters 351 – last poster (even numbers) • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Posters 351 – last poster (odd numbers) Office of Public Relations & Outreach (OPRO) Board Meeting Committee on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Leadership Opportunity and Social – Committee for Diversity and Equality presents “Kaleidoscope: Unity in Diversity”
Food Safety Interest Group Exhibitor Take-down Poster Take-down Registration APS-CSPP Working Group Meeting Office of International Programs Board Meeting APS PRESS Bookstore Special Sessions and Oral Technical Sessions Membership Forum Meeting 2013 Annual Meeting Program Planning Meeting Lunch Break (with concessions) Northeast Division Business Meeting/Awards Ceremony APS Council Meeting Extended Program! Special Sessions and Oral Technical Sessions Office of Industry Relations (OIR) Board Meeting Journals Senior Editors’ Reception, by invitation New day! Final Night Celebration
GENERAL INFORMATION 2012 Abstracts – Available Online Only Abstracts will be printed as a supplement to Phytopathology but will not appear in printed form at the meeting. Searchable abstracts will be made available at www. apsnet.org/meet before the meeting and abstract printing stations will be available at the meeting. International Attendees If you are from a country outside the United States, you will need a valid passport or visa to attend the meeting. Plan accordingly, visas can take up to three months to obtain. The U.S. government is working to expedite visa processing, however, we encourage you to plan ahead to avoid any delays. Note: U.S. legislation requires foreign nationals to provide to air carriers a valid U.S. address during their stay prior to departure of their U.S.-bound flight. Most airlines require a passport number, as well as a valid U.S. address for the passenger’s stay, at the time of booking. Visit www.apsnet.org/meet (under the city/travel tab) for more information and relevant links. APS Foundation Student Travel Awards APS student members giving oral or poster presentations are eligible to apply to receive $500 to support their travel to the 2012 APS Annual Meeting. Students who received an award in 2011 will not be eligible for an award until 2013. The APS Foundation accepts applications through March 21, 2012. Visit www. apsnet.org/members/foundation/apply/Pages/StudentTravelAwards.aspx for full details. APS Foundation International Travel Awards (Application Process Closed) A competitive process for travel support for early- to mid-career APS members native to and working in developing countries is available each year. However, the application process closed in January. Visit www.apsnet.org/members/ foundation/apply/Pages/InternationalTravelFund.aspx for 2013 funding details. Weather The average temperature in Providence in August is 27°C/80°F, with lows of 17°C/63°F in the evening. Be sure to dress appropriately for both the indoors and outdoors and don’t forget a light jacket or sweater. Dress The official dress of the APS annual meeting is business casual. Media Members of the media are extended complimentary registration to the meeting. Onsite interviews can also be arranged. To register or make additional arrangements, please contact Sarah Wilson at +1.651.994.3813 or email@example.com. Photo Release Photographs will be taken at the 2012 APS Annual Meeting. By registering for this meeting, you agree to allow APS to use your photo in any of their publications or websites. APS Job Services Those interested in highlighting their job opportunities at the meeting should bring copies of their job openings to post on the board in the registration area. Jobs posted on the APSnet Job Center can also be noted that a contact will be at the meeting for interviews, visit www.apsnet.org/careers/jobcenter.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS ■ Hotel Reservations APS has negotiated discounted hotel rates available only to APS meeting attendees. Staying at one of these hotels is a convenient, easy, and affordable way to support APS and make the most of your time at the meeting. The Westin Providence (headquarters hotel), Courtyard Marriott, and Biltmore Hotel serve as the official meeting hotels. The Westin is attached to the Convention Center; the other hotels are within two blocks of the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Hotel Reservations – Housing Bureau: Providence Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) - onPeak Hotel reservations for the 2012 APS Annual Meeting must be made through the Providence CVB – onPeak Housing Bureau. With the use of multiple hotels for this meeting, the housing bureau offers an easy and convenient way to choose the hotel that best meets your needs. Reservations will be accepted online, over the phone, fax, or by mail. The special discounted hotel rates for the meeting are not offered if you call the hotel directly. Reservations - Housing Bureau: Providence CVB – onPeak Internet: www.apsnet.org/meet Telephone: 312.527.7300 Fax: 312.329.9513 Toll-free in North America: 800.984.6058 International: +1.312.527.7300 Call center open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. EST on July 3, 2012, to guarantee convention rates. After that date, room blocks will be released and rooms and rates will be based on availability. All housing changes, cancellations, and inquiries should be made directly with the housing bureau until July 9, 2012. After July 10, 2012, contact your hotel directly for any amendments. Special Accommodations
Indicate any special needs you may have when making reservations either online or by telephone. Confirmations Confirmations will be e-mailed to attendees making reservations using the Internet if an e-mail address is provided. Confirmation numbers will be given to attendees making reservations by phone. Room Deposit, Payment Methods, and Tax All rates are per room per night and are subject to 13% tax (subject to change). Reservations will not be accepted without a valid credit card guarantee of one night’s room rate plus tax for each room reserved.
Cancellations After July 3, 2012, rooms and rates are subject to availability. Cancellations at the Biltmore within 48 hours, and at the Westin and Courtyard Marriott within 24 hours, of the day of arrival will forfeit the entire deposit. Early departures are subject to penalties set by the hotel. Credit cards will only be charged if cancelled within the penalty period. A charge of the first night’s room and tax will be applied and/or forfeited if you do not cancel or do not arrive (no show).
■ Hotel Information APS has negotiated discounted rates at the following hotels:
Westin Providence (headquarters hotel) One West Exchange Street Providence, RI 02903 (Attached to the Convention Center) Discounted Rates: Standard Single/Double: $169.00 Triple: $194.00 Quad: $219.00 Plus 13% tax (subject to change) Amenities: Fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool, luxury spa, business center, in addition to standard guest room amenities Check In: 3:00 p.m.; Check Out: 12:00 p.m. Parking: $26.00 per day (subject to change) Downtown Providence Courtyard Marriott 32 Exchange Terrace at Memorial Blvd. Providence, RI 02903 (One block from the Convention Center) Discounted Rates: Standard Single/Double: $132.00 Plus 13% tax (subject to change) Amenities: Fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool, room service, in addition to standard guest room amenities Check In: 3:00 p.m.; Check Out: 12:00 p.m. Parking: $26.00 per day Providence Biltmore (historic hotel) 11 Dorrance Street Providence, RI 02902 (1.5 blocks from the Convention Center) Discounted Rates: Standard Single/Double: $132.00 $10.00 additional person per room per night Plus 13% tax (subject to change) Amenities: Fitness center, luxury spa, business center, McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant, Starbucks, in addition to standard guest room amenities Check In: 3:00 p.m.; Check Out: 11:00 a.m. Parking: $26.00 per day
MEETING REGISTRATION ■ Meeting Registration Note: the printed version of the registration form is available on the annual meeting website: www.apsnet.org/meet
3 Easy Ways to Register Internet: www.apsnet.org/meet Fax or mail: Complete the registration form (found on meeting website) Fax: +1.651.454.0766 Mail: APS Annual Meeting Registration 3340 Pilot Knob Road St. Paul, MN 55121 U.S.A.
Best deal! Take advantage of advanced registration and register early.
Full registration includes all sessions, posters, exhibits, Opening General Session, Alumni socials, and Final Night Celebration. Registration by May 2
Advanced* by June 27
Regular Late/Onsite Starting June 28
Member $470 $530 $575 Nonmember $570 $630 $675 Post-Doc Member $360 $420 $465 Student Member $275 $335 $380 Emeritus Member $170 $190 $200 Exhibitor $420 $420 $460 Single Day $270 $320 $340 Emeritus Single Day $40 $45 $50 *APS undergraduate student registration not available online, registration form must be by fax or mail to APS with payment.
Connect & Save with Meeting Plus Membership Joining APS with your meeting registration instantly connects you to the most active global community of plant pathology scientists and practitioners year-round, while at the same time provides a significant discount on your registration and membership fees. A special “Meeting Plus Membership” option is offered on the registration form. All the benefits of membership are included in this offer, and a follow-up e-mail will be sent regarding journal options and other membership selections. Simply select the “Meeting Plus Membership” registration rate and join today! Guests Guests do not pay for registration. However, guests wishing to attend any of the receptions or other ticketed food functions must purchase tickets in advance or onsite. Guests must have a name badge and ticket to attend ticketed functions. Cancellations/Refund Policy Meeting cancellations MUST be made in writing and received by APS headquarters no later than June 13, 2012. Cancellations received by this date are subject to a $75 processing fee; ticketed events will be fully refunded. Ticketed events and meeting registration cancellations received after June 13, 2012, are not subject to a refund.
Photo by Marianne Lee. Courtesy of The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau.
THE EXHIBIT HALL ■ Exhibits Representatives from more than 35 leading industry suppliers will be available in the Exhibit Hall to answer questions and share information on products and services. The Exhibition features the latest products and services that advance the work of plant pathology.
■ Exhibit and Poster Hours Sunday, August 5 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibit Set-Up Poster Set-Up Welcome Reception with Exhibition and Posters Poster Viewing
Monday, August 6 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Poster Viewing Exhibits Open
Tuesday, August 7 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Poster Viewing Exhibits Open Poster Viewing with Authors
Wednesday, August 8 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Exhibitor Take-Down/Poster Take-Down
■ 2012 APS Annual Meeting Exhibitors Visit www.apsnet.org/meet for updated listings. • AC Diagnostics Inc • Agdia Inc • American Peat Technology LLC • Bayer CropScience • Bio Chambers Inc • British Society for Plant Pathology (The) • Conviron • Dow AgroSciences LLC • EnviroLogix • Environmental Growth Chambers • Eurofins/STA Laboratories Inc • Gylling Data Management Inc • LemnaTec • Marrone Bio Innovations • Microbiology International • Natural Industries Inc • Spectrum Technologies Inc • USDA APHIS PPQ
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2012 APS Annual Meeting
Register online at www.apsnet.org/meet
August 4–8, 2012 • Providence, Rhode Island
Mail or fax form and payment to: APS Annual Meeting Registration 3340 Pilot Knob Road St. Paul, MN 55121 U.S.A. Phone: +1.651.454.7250 Fax: +1.651.454.0766 Faxed forms must include credit card information to be processed.
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Cancellation/Refund Policy Registration cancellations must be made in writing and received no later than June 13, 2012 and are subject to a $75 processing fee; ticketed events will be fully refunded. Registration and ticketed event cancellations received after June 13, 2012, are NOT subject to a refund.
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2012 Registration Fees Registrations postmarked or faxed by date listed will be charged appropriate fee. Note NEW in 2012! Every presenter of an oral or poster abstract must register by June 11, 2012 or the abstract will be withdrawn from the meeting.
Advance Regular Late/Onsite Total by May 2 by June 27 starting June 28
APS Member $470 $530 Nonmember $570 $630 APS Post-Doc Member $360 $420 APS Graduate Student Member $275 $335 APS Undergraduate Student**** $120 $120 Emeritus Member $170 $190 Exhibitor* $420 $420 Single Day (select one) $270 $320 o Sunday o Monday o Tuesday o Wednesday Emeritus Single Day (select one) $40 $45 o Sunday o Monday o Tuesday o Wednesday Meeting Plus Membership** APS Meeting plus membership renewal available online only. o I would like to become a member of APS Registration+APS Regular Membership $535 $595 Registration+APS Post-Doc Membership*** $415 $475 Registration+Student Membership*** $305 $365
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† Full registration includes access to sessions, posters, exhibits, the Welcome Reception, Alumni Socials, and Final Night Celebration. * Each exhibiting company (single booths) receives one complimentary registration. Double booths receive two complimentary registrations. The fee for each additional exhibitor is $420/$460. ** Excludes those who are currently a member and those whose membership lapsed within the past 12 months. *** Student and post-docs registering with the meeting plus membership option must have a faculty member sign here to qualify. **** APS undergraduate students registering must have a faculty member sign below to attend. Registration includes one year membership in APS.
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Ticketed Functions FRIDAY, August 3 1. Leadership Opportunity: Leadership Institute I– Finding Your Style 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. FRIDAY, August 3– Saturday August 4 2. Workshop: Fungicide Resistance: Development in North America for the 21st Century 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (each day)
Quantity Cost Total _____
Saturday, August 4 3. Field Trip: Ornamental _____ $50 _____ 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 4. Leadership Opportunity: Leadership Institute II– _____ $85 _____ Working With Others 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 5. Field Trip: Turfgrass _____ $50 _____ 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 6. Field Trip: Pests, Protections, and Politics of the _____ $75 _____ North American Cranberry 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7. Field Trip: New England Fungal Foray _____ $50 _____ 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8. Leadership Opportunity: Leadership Institute: _____ $10 _____ Understanding Your Behavioral Style (Students and post docs only) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., lunch 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 9. Workshop: Introduction to Phylogenetic _____ $45 _____ Tree-Building 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 10. Workshop: Mixed Models for Analysis of Factorials _____ $45 _____ in Plant Pathology 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. 11. First Timers’ Orientation No charge, check if attending o 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 5 12. Industry & Extension Social 6:15 – 9:30 p.m.
Monday, August 6 13. Extension Plant Pathologists’ Breakfast 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. 14. Graduate Student & Industry Lunch (Student and industry registrants only) 11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. 15. Early Career Professionals’ Social 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Please select from one of the options o Early Career Attendee o Employer Attendee 16. Graduate Student Social (Student registrants only) 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, August 7 17. Department Heads’ Breakfast & Meeting _____ $40 _____ 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 18. Small Fruit Diseases Workers Discussion No charge, Check if attending o 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. 19. Workshop Only: Reaching Out: Sharing Innovative _____ $75 _____ Approaches for Identification and Control of Turfgrass Diseases 19a. Workshop Plus Book: A Practical Guide to Turfgrass _____ $150 _____ Fungicides by Richard Latin 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 20. Leadership Opportunity and Social: Committee for Diversity and Equality Presents _____ $15 _____ “Kaleidoscope: Unity in Diversity” 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 8 21. Northeast Division Meeting and Lunch _____ $25/Regular _____ 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. _____ $10 _____ Student/Post Doc Extra Tickets Only 22. Opening Reception Tickets, Sunday, August 5† _____ $20 _____ 23. Final Night Tickets, Wednesday, August 8† _____ $50 _____ 24. Conference Presentation Recordings _____
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