Official Call for Papers
APRES received 164 abstracts for presentation at its 53rd Annual Meeting scheduled for July 13-15, 2021.
While the format is virtual, All Presentations will be live, including the Breakout Sessions, General Session, Technical Symposium and the newly approved PhD and Masters divisions of the Joe Sugg Oral Presentation Graduate Student Competition. The exceptions….Posters will be pre-recorded and International presentations may be recorded if a time zone conflict exists.
Attendees of the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting can expect to hear research and extension presentations in all subject areas:
- Breeding, Biotechnology, and Genetics
- Extension Techniques and Technology
- Food Science (Processing, Utilization, Nutrition, and Allergy)
- Harvesting, Curing, Shelling, Storing, and Handling
- Physiology and Seed Technology
- Plant Pathology and Nematology
- Production Technology
- Weed Science
Detailed submission instructions can be found at the link below, along with an example of a properly formatted abstract.
Awards are given for the Best Papers Presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting.
Need More Information?
Contact 2021 Technical Program Chairman:
North Carolina State University
2721 Sullivan Drive, Campus Box 7212
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: (314) 610-6568
Authors of both oral presentations and posters will receive an official email by May 1st with details on the day and time of presentation at the 53rd APRES Annual Meeting.
Previously submitted abstracts may be revised until May 31st. Please fill out a new submission form and attach your revised abstract. There is no limit to how many times you may edit your abstract. The published abstract will be the last submission received as of May 31st.
53rd ANNUAL MEETING GOES VIRTUAL
JULY 13-15, 2021
The APRES Board of Directors decided at its April 8th meeting the 53rd APRES Annual Meeting will be virtual. This was not an easy decision. The 2.5 hour meeting looked at the Annual Meeting from every angle–live, in-person in Dallas; hybrid (live for those who can travel and virtual for those who cannot); and, totally virtual with live presentations.
Every member of the Board was present. Every segment of the industry had a voice in the process. Every issue was discussed–encouraging COVID news; vaccination rate; availability of vaccines; travel restrictions; university policies for staff and students; USDA staff and travel policies; corporate meeting policies; mutant strains; hotel’s decision deadline (today); Finance Committee budget analyses; APRES’ healthy bottom line; future APRES projects, membership impact…to list a few.
It became clear through this discussion the meeting we all want–filled with colleagues, collegial atmosphere, and dynamic discourse is currently compromised by the ability for many to travel to and meet in Dallas. The use of APRES’ reserves to offset any potential financial impact from reduced attendance carried the vote to a virtual format.
Decision made, the Program Committee is finalizing an expanded virtual format schedule for The Complicated and Challenging World Created by Viruses themed meeting. While the format is virtual, All Presentations will be live, including the Breakout Sessions, General Session, Technical Symposium and the newly approved PhD and Masters divisions of the Joe Sugg Oral Presentation Graduate Student Competition. The exceptions….Posters will be pre-recorded and International presentations may be recorded if a time zone conflict exists.
Reminder…..Abstracts are being accepted until April 15th for authors who may have hesitated to submit one due to travel restrictions.
Registration will be $250 for APRES Members; $25 for Student, Post Doc, Tech Support & Retired Members. Sustaining Member Sponsorships are available for $1,000.
President-Elect and 2021 Program Chair