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2018/2019 Annual Meeting FAQs

What are the meeting dates?
ASA & CSSA: November 4-7, 2018, Baltimore, MD
SSSA: January 6-9, 2019, San Diego, CA

Will there be a joint meeting in 2018?
ASA and CSSA are having a joint meeting, as usual, in Baltimore.

Will there be a joint meeting in 2019?
Yes, all three Societies will hold a joint meeting November 10-13, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. SSSA will be meeting with ASA and CSSA in November of 2019 as well.

Why is SSSA meeting in 2019 instead of 2018?
The World Congress of Soil Science, which meets every four years, will meet in the Rio de Janeiro in August 2018 and having the meeting in January provides the opportunity to space out the meetings.

Why are the Societies doing this?
The 2019 Soils Annual Meeting in San Diego is an opportunity for SSSA to join with other North American Soil Science Societies from Canada and Mexico, as this has been a continuing discussion among the leadership of the three Societies and we continue to expand our collaborations with other international soil science societies in order to enhance the meeting content and focus. The SSSA Board of Directors approved of this opportunity in 2014.

I have some ideas for programs. Who can I contact?
For the ASA/CSSA meeting, please contact staff – if you work with staff on a committee or project, this would be the best person (our program planning chairs – incoming presidents – will not be elected until spring of 2017).  If you don’t have a direct contact, contact Jeanne Pluemer, Senior Meetings Manager, at

For the SSSA meeting, contact Ron Turco or Randy Southard – they are serving as co-program planning officers and co-chair the 2019 Program Planning Task Force. They will be helping plan the meeting and are looking for your ideas regarding possible themes, speakers, workshops, field trips, etc. To submit your ideas, please contact Nate Ehresman, Technical Program Manager, at, who will forward your suggestions to the Task Force for consideration.

How many attendees do you expect?
We don’t have estimates at this time but it will be a smaller meeting than our three Societies Annual Meeting, but large enough to be vibrant and robust!  

Are the plans set?
The SSSA 2019 Program Planning Task Force has been meeting for the past two years and has set the theme as, “Soils Across Latitudes.” ASA and CSSA will begin in the spring of 2017 when the program planning chairs are elected.

For more information:
Watch this website for more information; as information is developed it will be added here. For more information on the 2019 SSSA International Soils Meeting click here.