Marker Discovery and Development Lead, Molecular Breeding Technology, Monsanto
2nd-3rd Nov 2017
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
Building on the successes of our global Plant Genomics series of events, Global Engage is pleased to announce the 5th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress USA, which will be held on November 2-3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The event will be co-located with the 2nd Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome - Where Science Meets Business. Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome Congress
Should you be an expert using NGS / 'omic' / gene editing technologies for plant analysis, a scientist working on plant or soil microbiology, or a researcher hoping to invest in sequencing technology, the conference will be an excellent opportunity to learn, share, discuss and engage with the most current plant genomics research and technology. During the two-day conference, there will be networking breaks to promote interaction with your peers, expert led case study presentations, a dynamic exhibition room filled with technology providers showcasing their technologies and solutions, roundtable discussions for in-depth exploration of key issues, and an interactive panel discussion.
Some of the topics to be covered:
The Plant Genomics Advisory Panel is featured below
Marker Discovery and Development Lead, Molecular Breeding Technology, Monsanto
President & Chief Scientific Officer, Performance Plants Inc, Canada
Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Adjunct Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
Senior Scientist, Department of Crop Genetics, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
Professor, University of Georgia, USA and Kunming Institute of Botany, China
Director of Research, CNRS, France
Genomic Breeding Lead and R&D Fellow, Dow AgroSciences
Ph.D., Ag Strategic Consultant, NRGene
Chief Science Officer, AgBiome
ARC Future Fellow, University of Western Australia, Australia
International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium and International Phytobiomes Alliance Executive Director
A key focus of the event is facilitating collaboration between the over 170 senior representatives from industry and academia who attend. In terms of content, the conference will examine the latest NGS, 'omic' and gene editing technologies being used for progressing plant-based research, as well other gene-focused aspects of plant science.
Plant research has transformed dramatically over the last few years as a result of revolutionary breakthroughs and cost reductions in sequencing technology. Successful sequencing of many plants, along with the improvement of biological data sets, have given plant scientists the tools and knowledge to make exciting developments to benefit agriculture. Novel gene editing technologies like CRISPR will take this research even further.
To keep up with these developments, this year the congress features expanded coverage of gene editing. The addition of round table discussions, each led by an expert in areas such as Genome Editing; Regulation of Genome Editing; Data Analysis; Genomic Selection; Sequencing Workflow and Industry-Academia Collaborations, will enable a more detailed examination of some of the newer trends.
Wyndham, Philadelphia Historic District
400 Arch St,
Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
A modern hotel in the heart of historic Old City & steps from Philadelphia’s downtown center. Simply the best of both worlds. Just one block off Market Street and within walking distance of popular landmarks, including Independence National Park, Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, and Betsy Ross House. We’re also minutes away from the Philadelphia Convention Center, Art Museum, the Barnes
Foundation, Franklin Institute, Rittenhouse Square, Penn’s Landing, and the Central Business District. Whether you’re staying for work or
play, you’ll find well-designed spaces and thoughtful conveniences to help you make the most of your stay, like free WiFi, a seasonal rooftop pool, a fitness center, and Coin’s Restaurant & Pub, our onsite eatery.
Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.
We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).
Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.
In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).
We charge an admin fee of $100 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.
We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 20th of October. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended. Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.
To submit your poster please complete the form below.
Posters should be presented as A0 or US equivalent, size E (841mm x 1189mm or 34 x 44 inches respectively) in portrait orientation. In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate.
Having surveyed the attendees, 84% of attendees said they would recommend the conference to a colleague and 87% said they would be interested to return in 2017.
There were complements for the “networking opportunities, the venue, attendees, and speakers”. From delegates, the event was praised because “very up to date material was presented. A good representation of the state of research and commercial direction of plant sciences”. From sponsors, the feedback was that the the event was “compact, quality talks; easy to interact with other people. It attracted senior people from different positions in the plant ag industry and academia”.
SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS AT OUR CONFERENCES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND FORM PARTNERSHIPS WITH DELEGATES ON A FORMAL AND INFORMAL BASIS IN A RELAXED AND PROFESSIONAL ATMOSPHERE.
Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximise return on investment.
If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.
Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time.
Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience
Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags.
Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.
30-minute speaker presentations
Chairing / panellist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program