Meeting Overviewbridge

The Annual Meeting is co-located with the Entomological Society of America (ESA). Admission to ESA's sessions is included in your registration fee. The ESA program book is available for an additional fee. 

The ASA, CSSA, SSSA and ESA leadership have collaborated on symposia and sessions that will be of interest to all disciplines:

Joint sessions in the ESA program.
Joint sessions in the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA program.


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Keynote/Plenary Speakers

ASA, CSSA, SSSA, and ESA Opening Keynote
Rod Snyder, Field to Market
Sonny Ramaswamy, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Sunday, Nov. 15, 6:00-7:00 pm

ASA Breakfast, Awards, and Plenary (E.T. & Vam York Distinguished ASA Lectureship)
Kenneth Quinn, The World Food Prize Foundation
Monday, Nov. 16, 7:00-9:00 am

ASA-CSSA-SSSA-ESA Plenary: Getting More from Data: Science for Sustainable Solutions
Kay Dickersin, US Cochrane Center; Bill Michener, NSF DataONE program, Univ of NM; Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute/Columbia and AgMIP
Monday, Nov. 16, 9:30 am-12:00 pm

CSSA Breakfast, Awards, and Plenary (Betty Klepper Endowed Lectureship)
Mark Howden, CSIRO
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7:00-9:00 am

SSSA Breakfast, Awards, and Plenary (Nyle C. Brady Frontiers of Soil Science Lectureship)
Brent Clothier, Plant & Food Research
"Soil: Natural Capital Supplying Valuable Ecosystem Services"
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:00-9:00 am

SSSA IYS Celebration
Jim Bell, Arizona State University
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 9:30-11:00 am

ASA, CSSA, SSSA, and ESA Closing Reception/Keynote
Jorge Cham, PhD Comic
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4:30-6:30 pm



Francis E. Clark Distinguished Lectureship on Soil Biology
Richard Burns, University of Queensland

Soil Microbiology: Past, Present and Future. Black Box to White Box to No Box at All?

Martin and Ruth Massengale Lectureship
Kirk A. Hurto, TruGreen
The Evolution in Science and Practice of Professional Lawn Care.

William H. Patrick, Jr. Memorial Lectureship
Michael J. Vepraskas, North Carolina State University
Interactions of Hydrology, Soils, and Plants in Natural and Restored Carolina Bay Wetlands.

Ron Phillips Plant Genetics Lectureship
Jonathan Wendel, Iowa State University
Genes, Jeans and Genomes: Exploring the Mysteries of Polyploidy In Cotton.

Calvin Sperling Memorial Biodiversity Lectureship
Charles E. Simpson, Texas Agrilife Research-Stephenville
Biodiversity in the Genus Arachis: Its Collection, Preservation, Distribution, Evaluation and Utilization.

Leo M. Walsh Soil Fertility Distinguished Lectureship
William L Pan, Washington State University
The Roots of Soil Fertility.

Sergei A. Wilde Distinguished Lectureship on Forest Soils
Jim Boyle, Oregon State University (professor emeritus)
Wilde Ideas in the 21st Century.


Screening of "The PHD Movie 2: Still in Grad School," with creator, Jorge Cham.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7:00-9:00 pm
Complimentary popcorn and refreshments.

A sequel to the independently-produced movie based on PHD Comics, about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia.

Watch The PHD Movie 2 Trailer


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Meeting Space Requests

Society Committees and other organizations may submit requests for meeting space at the Annual Meeting.  Requests for meeting space are limited to one meeting per group for a maximum of four hours. Meeting space is limited and it is in your best interest to submit your request early. All requests submitted on or before June 23, 2015 are guaranteed space for a meeting or reception.   

Once the program is finalized in early August, an email will be sent that confirms the date, time and location of your event and who to contact for catering or audio visual needs. 

Audio Visual Equipment Order Form


Society Committee Meeting $0
Non-Profit Organization on or before Sept. 30 $50
Non-Profit Organization after Sept. 30 $100
For-Profit Organization on or before Sept 30 $150
For-Profit Organization after Sept. 30 $300




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Receptions (and other food-related events)

Non-Profit Organization on or before Sept. 30* $75
Non-Profit Organization after Sept. 30* $150
For-Profit Organization on or before Sept 30 $150
For-Profit Organization after Sept. 30 $300
University Reception at the Welcome Reception or before Sept 30 $300
University Reception at the Welcome Reception after Sept 30 and before Nov. 6** $450






   * Includes University Receptions
  ** Not available after Nov. 6

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