October 1 - 2, 2018
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
Global Engage is pleased to announce that the 6th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: USA will be held on October 1-2, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Co-located with the 3rd Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome Congress USA
The event will bring together over 250 senior representatives from academia and industry. Featuring extended panels and interactive roundtable discussions, the meeting has been specially designed to facilitate collaboration and networking. Plus, your pass gives you full access to the co-located 3rd Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome Congress USA.
With 50 talks to choose from, a drinks reception and 7 hours dedicated to networking, this meeting offers you an exceptional opportunity to interact with and learn from both the speakers and your peers. A dynamic exhibition room is available for you to discover technology providers showcasing their technologies and solutions.
Recognized around the world as the one of the leading NGS, omics and gene editing conferences focused exclusively on plants, the 2018 congress is not to be missed.
2018 speakers include:
Maxine J. Elliot Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley
Executive Director and CEO, Global Institute for Food Security, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Lloyd and Dottie Huck Chair for Functional Genomics, Departments of Biology and Plant Science, The Pennsylvania State University
A key focus of the event is facilitating collaboration between senior representatives from industry and academia. 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 aspects of plant genetics.
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. Roundtable discussions, each led by an expert in areas such as Genome Editing; Regulation of Genome Editing; Genomic Selection; Sequencing Workflow and Industry-Academia Collaborations, will enable a more detailed examination of some of the newer trends.
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA
Located across from the Bala Cynwd Business District, Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue is within walking distance to shopping and dining. Discover nearby historical Philadelphia attractions just a few minutes' drive of the hotel. Choose our hotel for comfortable guest rooms with in-room amenities, delicious hotel dining, and on-site amenities including an indoor pool.
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 to be submitted by the 14th of September. 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.
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 compliments 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”.
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