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32nd Annual Tomato Disease Workshop


32nd Annual Tomato Disease Workshop

‌The 32nd Annual Tomato Disease Workshop will be hosted by University of Florida on October 24-25, 2017. The conference will be held at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center located in Balm, FL.

MEETING REGISTRATION - http://32ndtomatodiseaseworkshop.eventbrite.com?s=76320660
Early registration (prior to 9/25) - $175 regular and $100 student/post-doc
Late registration (after 9/25) - $225 regular and $125 student/post-doc  

LODGING

A block of 75 rooms is reserved from 10/22 – 10/25 at the Hilton Garden Inn - Riverview, FL at the rate of $139/night.  Interested parties must contact the host hotel directly at (813) 626-6610 and mention the Tomato Disease Workshop to get the contracted rate.  The rate is only in effect until September 22nd.  After this date, the regular rack room rate will be in effect and room availability and choice may be limited.

TRANSPORTATION
Here some suggested companies for transportation to and from the airport to the hotel and average costs.  Shuttle reservations should be made as soon as you finalize your air-travel arrangements.  If you use Expedia or Travelocity, you can make your shuttle reservation through those services and perhaps get a discount if combined with your air travel.  Other options include:

United Cab 813-777-7777 www.unitedcaboftampa.com Estimated cost from $50
Super Shuttle 727-572-1111 www.supershuttle.com Estimated cost from $39
Executive Car Service 813-850-6311 www.exceutivecarservices.net Estimated cost from $55

Limited transportation between the Hilton Garden Inn - Riverview and the Research Center can be provided during the workshop, but must be communicated in advance. However, if you plan to rent a car for the duration of the meeting, please inform Christine Cooley (ccooley@ufl.edu 813-419-6578) so we can minimize transportation costs for the meeting.

PRESENTATIONS
Individuals who are interested in making an oral or poster presentation are encouraged to submit a title and brief description of their presentation to Aimin Wen (aimin.wen@ufl.edu) and preference (oral or poster). Oral presentations (20 min) are limited and any presentations that can not be accommodated will be included as a poster presentation.  All meeting abstracts are due September 25th to be included in the Workshop Proceedings, which will be provided at the conference.  Abstracts received after September 25th will still be accepted, but only as poster presentations and might not be printed in the final proceedings. 

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES
Please follow the format guidelines when submitting your abstract: TDW Abstract Guidelines.

SPONSORSHIPS
Vendors and suppliers are invited to sponsor workshop activities: Tomato Disease Workshop Sponsorship Details

WELCOME RECEPTION
A welcome reception will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn on the evening of the 23rd.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to tour facilities and field trials at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, and possibly a tomato packing facility on the 25th

INVITED WORKSHOP
A special tomato bacterial spot workshop is planned for the 23rd of October for which a separate invitation will be sent to interested academic and industry partners.

Tentative schedule of events for the 32nd Annual Tomato Disease Workshop

Monday, October 23, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00pm

Tomato Bacterial Spot Workshop – SCRI Research and Industry Group Meeting 

(Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Balm)

7:00 – 10:00pm

Welcome Reception at Hilton Garden Inn Riverview (cash bar)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

7:30 am

Leave hotel for GCREC (bus transportation provided)

8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

9:20 am

Tomato industry update

9:40 am

Technical presentation

10:00 am

Break

10:20 –12: 00 pm

Technical presentations

12:00 pm

Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Technical presentations

3:00 pm

Break

3:20 – 5:00 pm

Technical presentations

5:00 pm

Reception and Dinner at GCREC

7:00 pm

Return to hotel (bus transportation provided)

 

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

7:30 am

Leave hotel for GCREC (bus transportation provided)

8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:40 – 10:00 am

Technical presentations

10:00 am

Break

10:20 – 11:40 am

Technical presentations

11:40 am

Concluding Remarks and Business Meeting

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Adjourn and Lunch (provided; return bus transportation provided)

1:00 – 5:30 pm

Tour of GCREC Field Trials and Tomato Packinghouse (return bus transportation provided)