Fall ESS/SAES/ARD Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania State University is pleased to invite you to join the ESS/SAES/ARD in Philadelphia, the heart of the Northeast and the birthplace of America, for the 2017 ESS/SAES/ARD Fall Meeting, September 25-27, 2017. 

 At the 2017 Fall Meeting, we will focus on ‘A Question of Balance’ as we examine current and potential areas where our organizations work to balance multiple priorities and funding sources to achieve success. We will learn about best practices for research and application efforts, and engage with one another on national agendas.

In addition to the meeting, there is so much to see and do in Philadelphia! We have many great activities planned- enjoy an evening at the ballpark and watch the Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday evening, or enjoy the special night we have planned on Tuesday for our ‘Taste of Philadelphia’ where you will get to sample selected items from local Philadelphia restaurants owned by Iron Chef, Jose Garces, or just take some time to explore the city, visit historic sites or museums, and enjoy all that the city has to offer.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this information packed meeting and visit one of the best cities in the USA! You can register or learn more about the full agenda and other activities at the meeting registration site, http://www.cvent.com/d/75qccv.

Philadelphia Airport is close and convenient to downtown.  The meeting will be held at the historic Hyatt at the Bellevue.  The hotel is in the heart of center city, close to all attractions, and your stay includes access to a world class sports facility.  The hotel has extended our group rate to begin on September 21 until September 30th, so that you can extend your stay if you would like to have more time to visit the city.

Reserve your room online at https://aws.passkey.com/event/16386689/owner/6973/home, by September 10th.

2017 WRAOM, Walla Walla, WA

Washington State University is pleased to host the Western Region Administrative Officers Meeting, October 16-18, 2017 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla, WA. Registration, lodging, and transportation information can be found here: http://extension.wsu.edu/wraom-2017/

2017 Western Region Joint Summer Meeting, Portland, OR

(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

The 2017 Western Region Joint Summer Meeting (WRJSM) will be hosted by Oregon State University in Portland, OR, July 10-12, 2017. Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available.

2017 Joint Spring Meeting, Kona, HI

Luauislandbreeze_550x280In 2017, WAAESD will again meet jointly with the Western Experiment Station Directors (WEDA) and the Western Region Program Leaders Committee (WRPLC). The meeting will be hosted by the University of Hawaii at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kona HI, March 27-29, 2017.

Please note that WAAESD will conduct an off-site meeting on Wednesday, starting at 10am, that will include an interesting excursion to see coffee and high quality lettuce cultivation in Hawaii, and a visit to the Mealani Experiment Station which houses research projects in cattle genetics, pasture improvement, development of new specialty crops such as tea and blueberries, and tree improvement.

With deep apologies for the inconvenience, the University of Hawaii is not able to accept credit cards for the meeting registration fee ($470 for WAAESD member and $160 for guests, if sent before February 18, 2017), and must ask that payment be made by check (personal checks are fine, receipts will be provided).

Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (www.konabeachhotel.com)
75-5660 Palani Road
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Telephone: (808) 329-2911 or toll free at (800) 367-2111

Reservations must be received on or before February 24, 2017, and subject to all applicable taxes. The group rates are for four (4) nights from March 26 to 30, and extend three (3) days pre and post conference subject to availability. Special group rate for parking of guest vehicles is at $10.00 per day, plus 4.166% tax. Group code: WAAR; Group name: WAAESD Meeting

Group rates: $139.00 standard room
$159.00 partial ocean view (subject to availability)
$195.00 ocean front (subject to availability)

Meeting Schedule


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