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Tampa Convention Center 333 S. Franklin Street Tampa , Florida 33602
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ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2017 International Annual Meeting - American Society of Agronomy / Crop Science Society of America / Soil Science Society of America

Overview

Event Overview:

The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America will host more than 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students at the 2017 International Annual Meeting, "Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future," on Oct. 22-25, 2017, in Tampa, Florida.

The Annual Meeting is one of the few gatherings that bring together more than 4,000
scientific leaders from industry, government agencies, and academic institutions in one unique environment.

It’s the premiere opportunity for professionals working in the agronomic, crop, soil, and related sciences to hear about the latest research, meet and learn from their peers, expand their knowledge base, and take advantage of an abundance of networking opportunities to enhance their career.

This year’s Annual Meeting will feature more than 3,000 technical presentations, along with a host of networking events and award ceremonies. The world-class exhibition displays the latest scientific equipment, supplies, services, and reference materials available.

Attendee Information:

Why attend?

1. Connect with old and new colleagues.

2. Enhance your career and gain valuable career advice.

3. Use your Annual Meeting discount at the Society Center.

4. Attend a variety of thought-provoking poster/oral presentations everyday!

5. Find your next job at the Career Center.

6. Participate and make a difference in your Community or Division meetings.

7. Meet the Society headquarters staff-- who are always avaliable for questions!

8. Have some fun!

Exhibitor Information:

What are the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings?

Where else can you reach more than 4,000 scientists, researchers, educators and students who make and influence buying decisions-- all in one place at one time!  The International Annual Meetings is one of the few gatherings bringing together scientific leaders in a unique buying environment. The Annual Meetings feature nearly 3,000 technical presentations, along with a host of networking events and award ceremonies. The exhibition features the latest scientific equipment, supplies, services, and reference materials available.

Who Attends the Annual Meetings?
The Annual Meetings attendees are leading scientists in industry, government and academia interested in the latest research, product development, and industry advances relating to the field of agricultural sciences.

Who Exhibits at the Annual Meetings?
View the exhibit hall floor plan and exhibitors here: https://www.acsmeetings.org/expo/.

Why should your company choose to exhibit at the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings?

  • Place your company name in front of this specialty audience of buyers.
  • Gain exposure and develop relationships with more than 4,000 professionals and students in the agronomic sciences, the largest audience of agronomic scientists in one place at one time.
  • Complimentary listing in the Annual Meetings Program (both printed and digital versions), available to all attendees at the annual meetings.  Deadline for inclusion in the printed program is August 10, 2017.
  • Enjoy reduced rates on Career Center job postings/resume access to connect with qualified job seekers at the meetings and on the web.
  • Market your company through a complimentary listing on the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings Website: www.acsmeetings.org.
  • Attend sessions relating to your area of interest.
  • Network with attendees at Sunday evening’s Opening Reception, held in the Exhibit Hall.

About ASA:

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global agronomy. Based in Madison, WI, ASA is the professional home for 8,000+ members and 14,000+ certified professionals (Certified Crop Advisers and Certified Professional Agronomists) dedicated to advancing the field of agronomy. The Society provides information about agronomy in relation to soils, crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use.

About CSSA:

The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the mission of plant science for a better world. Based in Madison, WI, and founded in 1956, CSSA is the professional home for 5,000+ members dedicated to advancing the field of crop science. Society members are dedicated to the conservation and wise use of natural resources to produce food, feed, fiber, fuel, and pharmaceutical crops while maintaining and improving the environment.

About SSSA:

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils. Based in Madison, WI, and founded in 1936, SSSA is the professional home for 6,000+ members and 1,000+ certified professionals dedicated to advancing the field of soil science. The Society provides information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use.

Notes:
Estimated Attendance: 4,000-4,300 The Annual Meetings attendees are leading scientists in industry, government and academia interested in the latest research, product development, and industry advances relating to the field of agricultural sciences..
Sponsorship Details:
From pre-event marketing exposure to extensive onsite visibility to post-event press coverage, sponsoring the Annual Meetings is the ideal way to reach thousands of scientists from the soil, agronomic and crop sciences, many of whom are involved in the decision-making process for purchasing products and services for their employers. Integrate your marketing efforts and enhance your organization's visibility. Benefits of Sponsorship: Reinforce name and brand recognition for your company. Sponsors who exhibit gain more visibility on the exhibit floor. Increase worldwide exposure. In addition to on-site sponsorship opportunities, your company will be listed on the official Annual Meetings Website which receives more than 15,000 unique visitors per month. Your ROI is sure to grow! Stand out from competitors and give your products and services the edge. Maximize your budget options with the many levels to choose from. Enhance your company's goodwill and standing in the industry. Let everyone know you actively support your industry's preeminent scientific societies.

Agenda

Oct 22   

06:30 AM - 05:00 PM

South Florida Grazinglands Tour

Tampa Convention Center - Front Drive

07:30 AM - 09:00 AM

SASES Registration

07:30 AM - 02:00 PM

Special Session--Graduate Student Leadership Conference

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom D

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Urban and Anthropogenic Soil Resource Concerns in Tampa and St. Pete- Stormwater Management and Community Gardens

Tampa Convention Center - Front Drive

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

ECHO - Global Farm for Fighting World Hunger

Tampa Convention Center - Front Drive

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

SASES Brunch and Keynote Speaker

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom E and F

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Germplasm Foray to Fort De Soto 

Tampa Convention Center

 

- Front Drive

10:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Behind the Seeds Tour - The Land Pavilion at Disney's Epcot

Tampa Convention Center - Front Drive

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

20 SASES Club Poster Contest

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom F Foyer

12:30 PM - 03:00 PM

11 Undergraduate Research Contest - Oral I

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom I

12 Undergraduate Research Contest - Oral II

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom G

01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Agricultural Drones: Principles and Applications

Tampa Convention Center - Room 25

Farm-to-Table: On-Farm Trial Data

Tampa Convention Center - Room 24

R You Ready for New Tools to Manage Research Resources?

Tampa Convention Center - Room 20

03:15 PM - 04:45 PM

13 SASES National Speech Contest Prelims: I

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom I

14 SASES National Speech Contest Prelims: II

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom G

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

16 Hot Topics in Agronomy and Soil Science

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Florida Salon I-III

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

19 Graduate Student Networking Session - Building Professional Relations Workshop

Tampa Convention Center - Ballroom D

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

21 ASA, CSSA and SSSA Opening Keynote

Tampa Convention Center - Ballroom C

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Exhibits & Career Center Open

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

Graduate School Forum

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

SASES Elections

Tampa Convention Center - Room 22 and 23

09:15 PM - 11:00 PM

23 SASES Quiz Bowl

Tampa Convention Center - Room 22 and 23

Oct 23   

07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

24 CSSA Breakfast, Awards, and Plenary (Betty Klepper Endowed Lectureship)

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom E and F

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Linear Mixed Models for Plant Scientists with Asreml-R

Tampa Convention Center - Room 25

08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

44 SASES Club Presidents' Round Table

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Room 8 and 9

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

22 SASES National Speech Contest - Finals

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom G

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Exhibits & Career Center Open

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

Graduate School Forum

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

52 Special Session--Career Path Opportunities for Students, Post-Docs, and Early Career Members

Tampa Convention Center - Ballroom D

09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

53 Special Session Symposium--Improving Synergistic Activities between the Agro-Ecosystem and Botanic/Public Garden Communities

Tampa Convention Center - Room 36

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Special Session--Relatable Science – Communicating in 2017

Tampa Convention Center - Room 15

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

61 CCA Career Accelerator Round Table

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Room 8 and 9

62 Grad School Workshop for Undergrads

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom G

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

77 Pop with the Presidents

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom E

78 SASES Advisor Luncheon

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom A

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

79 Special Session--Tips from the Experts on the Job Application and Interviewing Process

Tampa Convention Center - Room 25

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Generation Image – Photography 101 for Communicating Science & Research

Tampa Convention Center - Room 15

01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

85 Special Session Symposium--Citizen Science, on-Farm Trials and the Future of Agricultural Research

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom I and J

86 Crops Judging Contest Showcase

Tampa Convention Center - Ballroom D

01:30 PM - 03:35 PM

96 Special Session Symposium--How Can We Improve Our Estimates of Indirect N2O Emissions?

Tampa Convention Center - Room 21

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

115 Special Session--Communicating Your Science: Messaging for a Greater Impact Workshop

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Room 8 and 9

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

120 Special Session--Behavioral Interviewing Workshop

Tampa Convention Center - Room 25

121 Special Session Symposium--Emeritus and Late-Career Members: Exploring both Retirement Opportunities within our Sciences and Emeritus Membership Opportunities

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom G

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

122 Career Fair

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

131 Special Session Symposium--Developing Research and Extension Skills of Students in Integrated Agronomic Systems Poster

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

132 Undergraduate Research Contest - Poster Section I

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

133 Undergraduate Research Contest - Poster Section II

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

134 Undergraduate Research Contest - Poster Section III

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

135 Undergraduate Research Contest - Poster Section IV

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

136 Undergraduate Research Contest - Poster Section V

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

05:00 PM - 06:40 PM

174 Special Session Symposium--Global Ag Company Consolidation: Driving Forces, Legal Challenges and Real Life Merger Examples

Tampa Convention Center - Room 23

07:00 PM - 11:30 PM

175 SASES Awards and Social

Splitsville, 615 Channelside Drive

Oct 24   

06:30 AM - 08:00 AM

176 5K Fun Run (registration required)

07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

178 SSSA Breakfast, Awards, and Plenary (Nyle C. Brady Frontiers of Soil Science Lectureship)

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom E and F

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

179 Special Session--Gateway Scholars Orientation and Motivational Program

Tampa Convention Center - Room 1

Gateway Scholars Orientation and Motivational Program

Tampa Convention Center - Room 1

08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

193 Special Session--Lab to Field: CCA 4R Nutrient Management and Soil Health Working Together

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Room 8 and 9

08:30 AM - 10:30 AM

195 Symposium--Special Session Symposium--The U.S. Global Food Security Strategy: Enhancing Resilience, Increasing Productivity, and Improving Nutrition through Agricultural Research

Tampa Convention Center - Ballroom A

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Exhibits & Career Center Open

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

Graduate School Forum

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

204 Special Session--Negotiation Strategies for Early Career Scientists Workshop

Tampa Convention Center - Room 25

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

221 Special Session--ACS528 Diversity Student Poster Competition

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

10:10 AM - 12:10 PM

229 Special Session Symposium--The Nutrient Uptake and Outcome Network (NUOnet)

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Florida Salon VI

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

239 Special Session--Science Policy Graduate Student Luncheon

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom E

12:30 PM - 05:00 PM

179 Special Session--Gateway Scholars Orientation and Motivational Program

Tampa Convention Center - Room 39

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

240 Special Session--Interactive Workshop: Writing Manuscripts for Publication

Tampa Convention Center - Room 25

02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

273 Special Session--Women in Science Workshop: Connecting Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance

Tampa Convention Center - Ballroom D

03:15 PM - 05:00 PM

280 Special Session--Expert panel: ASA/CSSA/SSSA Journals – From Manuscript Submission to Publishing.

Tampa Convention Center - Room 25

05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

324 Special Session--Elevator Speech Contest for Grad Students and Post-Docs

Tampa Convention Center - Room 3

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

328 Movie Screening of "Between Earth and Sky"

Tampa Convention Center - Ballroom D

Oct 25   

07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

329 ASA Breakfast, Awards, and Plenary (E.T. & Vam York Distinguished ASA Lectureship)

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom E and F

07:30 AM - 04:00 PM

Mosaic Phosphate Mine

Tampa Convention Center - Front Drive

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

341 Special Session Symposium--Humic Products: Uses in Crop Production and Soil Improvement

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom B

09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Exhibits & Career Center Open

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

Graduate School Forum

Tampa Convention Center - East Exhibit Hall

09:30 AM - 10:55 AM

353 Special Session Symposium--Soil Organic Matter Management Alternatives in a Smallholder Context

Tampa Convention Center - Ballroom A

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Science Not Silence: An Advocacy Workshop

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Room 9

09:30 AM - 11:35 AM

356 Special Session Symposium--Organic Agriculture Soil Health Research

Marriott Tampa Waterside - Grand Ballroom G and H

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Generation Image – Photography 101 for Communicating Science & Research-Wednesday

Tampa Convention Center - Room 15

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

385 Special Session--Science and Future of Sustainable Biotechnology-A Think Tank Session

Tampa Convention Center - Room 25

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Discussion: What Grad Students Should Know about the Food-Energy-Water Nexus Programs at NSF

Tampa Convention Center - Room 24

01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Analyzing Repeated Measures Data

Tampa Convention Center - Room 7

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Special Session--Relatable Science – Communicating in 2017

Tampa Convention Center - Room 15

01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

405 Special Session--Grant Application Navigation and Resources for Expanding Early Career Opportunities

Tampa Convention Center - Room 25

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

444 Special Session--Science Communicators Reception

Tampa Convention Center - Room 15

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

445 ASA, CSSA and SSSA Closing Keynote

Tampa Convention Center - Ballroom C

Keynote Speakers

Cathie Woteki

Former Under Secretary, USDA

"Global Food Security:  Building the Needed Research Platforms"

As countries around the world strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of zero hunger by 2030, the food and agriculture scientific community is working in new and innovative research collaborations.  Open data, bilateral and multilateral research consortia, public–private partnerships, and better integration of domestic and international research programs are opening opportunities for increasing agricultural productivity in response to population demand and against the backdrop of the challenges of climate change, water scarcity and resource depletion.  But are these steps enough to provide the breakthroughs needed to sustainably feed a future population of nearly 10 billion people?  What are the additional research platforms needed?

Cathie Woteki served as Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for USDA's Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area from 2010-2016. In that role, she developed the Office of the Chief Scientist, established the USDA Science Council, and instituted the Department’s first scientific integrity and open data policies.  She was called upon to lead scientific delegations to China and the first Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists held under the auspices of the G-20. Dr. Woteki is an advocate for building the platforms needed to enhance domestic and international food and agricultural research.

Prior to joining USDA, Dr. Woteki served as Global Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for Mars, Incorporated, where she managed the company's scientific policy on matters of health, nutrition, and food safety. From 2002-2005, she was Dean of Agriculture and Professor of Human Nutrition at Iowa State University, and also head of the Agricultural Experiment Station.  Dr. Woteki served as the first Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1997-2001, where she oversaw the safety of meat, poultry and egg products, and U.S. Government food safety policy development and USDA's continuity of operations planning.

Dr. Woteki served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as Deputy Associate Director for Science from 1994 to1996.  During that time she co-authored the Clinton Administration’s policy statement, “Science in the National Interest.”  Dr. Woteki has also held positions in the National Center for Health Statistics of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (1983-1990), the Human Nutrition Information Service at USDA (1981-1983), and as Director of the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences (1990-1993).   During her tenure as Director of the Food and Nutrition Board she had direct responsibility for twenty-seven studies and co-authored a nutrition book entitled Eat for Life which became a Book of the Month Club selection.

Dr. Woteki’s research interests include nutrition, food safety policy, risk assessment, and health survey design and analysis.  She is the author of over sixty refereed scientific articles and twelve books and technical reports.

In 1999, Dr. Woteki was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, where she has chaired the Food and Nutrition Board (2003 to 2005). She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1974). Dr. Woteki received her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Mary Washington College (1969).

George Kourounis

Award-Winning Explorer, Adventurer, and Storm Chaser

"On the Front Lines of Climate Change"

From chasing hurricanes and tornadoes to exploring some of the most remote and ecologically sensitive places on Earth like Antarctica and the Greenland ice cap, George Kourounis has been on the front lines of climate change for years and has witnessed first-hand the effects of our changing environment. What is really going on? Are we to blame or is this due to some other naturally occurring phenomena? These questions and more will be covered as Kourounis pulls back the curtain to reveal the truth about climate change in a dynamic, engaging way. His message is  punctuated with a rich multimedia presentation showcasing some of his most poignant and sometimes terrifying encounters with the fury of nature, including being at ground zero during Hurricane Katrina. His observations and experience give this “Master of Disaster” a unique perspective on how we got into this situation in the first place, what the average person can do to make a difference, and what we can expect the consequences of inaction to be in the near and distant future.

George Kourounis is an award-winning explorer, renowned global adventurer, one of the world’s most active storm chasers, and also a television presenter. Based in Toronto, his efforts to document nature’s most extreme conditions have taken him all over the globe, into places most normal people are fleeing from. Whether it’s a tornado outbreak in Kansas, a monster hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, forest fires in Alberta or Australia, or descending deep inside an active volcano in the Congo, he’s typically in the middle of the action—with his camera rolling. His adventures have been seen around the world on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC-TV, CNN, Science Channel, and of course, his own adventure TV program, Angry Planet, which has been broadcast in over 100 countries on The Weather Network, Travel Channel, and others.

His unique and unbelievable explorations have fascinated audiences worldwide, and have often resulted in accomplishing world’s firsts. While leading a scientific expedition for National Geographic, searching for microbial life forms in extreme places, George became the first person to ever set foot at the bottom of the Darvaza flaming gas crater, a fiery pit that has been burning for over 45 years in the Turkmenistan desert. More people have stood on the surface of the moon.

Kourounis started chasing tornadoes and other storms over 20 years ago and has continued to expand his explorations to include all types of extreme natural phenomena. By sharing these adventures with the world, his goal is to inspire people to embrace their own curiosity and break out of their routines and do something that they consider a little bit scary.

Kourounis is a regional director for The Explorers Club. He is also a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a member of the Canadian Council For Geographic Education and the Society Of Environmental Journalists. He was nominated for Gemini awards for his work hosting Angry Planet. In addition, George has given 4 TEDx talks and has addressed the United Nations Environmental Emergencies Forum. In 2014, he won the Stefansson Medal from the Explorers Club Canadian Chapter for his “outstanding contributions to science and to public education.” Recently, he was named one of Canada’s greatest explorers by Canadian Geographic magazine.

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