Meeting Overviewbridge

Sessions are scheduled Sunday - Wednesday, Nov. 15-18, 2015. The opening keynote speaker kicks off the Annual Meeting at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Nov. 15.  The Annual Meeting will wind down with the closing keynote speaker and reception at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 18. There will be several workshops and professional tours available prior to and after these dates, as well.

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is holding their annual meeting in the Minneapolis Convention Center over the same dates of the ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting. Admission to ESA's sessions is included in your ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meeting registration fee. The ESA program book is available for an additional fee. 

The ASA, CSSA, SSSA and ESA leadership are collaborating on symposia and sessions that would be of interest to all disciplines.


Keynote/Plenary Speakers

ASA, CSSA, SSSA, and ESA Opening Keynote
Rod Snyder, Field to Market;
John Pickett, Royal Entomological Society, Rothamsted Research
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: Data Stewardship for Evidence-Based Management
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)
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
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 9:30-11:00 am

ASA, CSSA, SSSA, and ESA Closing Reception/Keynote
Jorge Cham, PhD Comic
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 5:00-6:00 pm



Francis E. Clark Distinguished Lectureship on Soil Biology

Martin and Ruth Massengale Lectureship

William H. Patrick, Jr. Memorial Lectureship

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

Leo M. Walsh Soil Fertility Distinguished Lectureship

Sergei A. Wilde Distinguished Lectureship on Forest Soils
Jim Boyle, Oregon State University (professor emeritus)


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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