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The 2016 annual meeting will be a joint meeting between the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and the Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS).
Meeting Dates: February 8-11, 2016
Venue: San Juan, Puerto Rico  at Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino located at 200 Convention Boulevard

Information for student poster contest:

  • Attention SWSS members:
    Members of SWSS can register for the meeting as ‘SWSS member’ or ’member of both SWSS and WSSA’ if dual membership applies. However, the registration fee remains the same (see the fee structure below). If you are an existing member of SWSS, your membership to the society will be automatically renewed when you register for the annual meeting under the ‘SWSS’ or both ‘SWSS/WSSA’ categories. Students submitting an entry should carefully read the opening announcement on the online abstract submission site (no word limit on the abstracts) regarding the student contests before starting the submission process.
Registration type Early Bird (before Dec 9) Dec 10 – Jan 8 Jan 9 and after
WSSA Member

$325

$425

$475

SWSS Member

$325

$425

$475

Member of both

$325

$425

$475

WSSA student member

$125

$125

$125

SWSS student member

$125

$125

$125

Student member of both

$125

$125

$125

Non-member student

$125

$125

$125

Non-member

$425

$575

$625

Non-member guest

$50

$50

$50

WSSA Emeritus & Retired Fellows

Complimentary

Complimentary

Complimentary

    • The deadlines for online/paper-based registrations have passed. Participants can still register on-site at the meeting venue. Please fill out the registration form and bring to the meeting.
    • To join or renew WSSA membership, click here
    • If you have any questions with registration, call 1-800-627-0326 or e-mail us at wssameeting@allenpress.com
  • Hotel Reservations (The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino)
Room type Rate
Traditional king single/double

$189

Triple occupancy

$219

Quad occupancy

$249

Junior suite single/double

$189

Club city view double

$189

Club city view king

$189

Student single/double occupancy

$89

Student triple/quad

$89

    • Regular rooms: Available 3-days prior and 3-days after the event dates (February 4-12)
    • Student rooms: Available from Sunday February 7 through Thursday February 11
    • The discounted block is available through January 13, 2016. If you prefer to reserve your room via phone, call 1-866-932-7269 and be sure to mention ‘WSSA’ to get the discounted rate.
  • Title/Abstract/Presentation Submission Details
    To submit a title/abstract/presentation, please visit the WSSA Abstract Submission System (please note that there is no word limit on the abstract)
    If you have never submitted an abstract into a WSSA or regional meeting using this system, you will need to “create an account”, and follow the directions for establishing a log-in, prior to “joining” the 2016 WSSA meeting, and clicking “Enter.” Individuals who already have an account need to log-in,” join” the 2016 WSSA meeting, and “enter” the meeting. Please check the information in your Profile to make sure that your current affiliation, city/state is listed, then click on the “My Titles and Abstracts” in the left navbar to begin the process of submitting your title and author information.
  • Information for Students Submitting Abstracts
    Students may choose to submit an abstract as a poster or oral presentation without entering a student contest. If you are a student submitting an abstract but do not wish to participate in a contest, then click “yes” for student, and then click “no” for Contest. Select the type (poster or oral) and then select your top three choices for the section in which you wish your title to be placed.
    Students wishing to participate in the contest will have several options:
    WSSA students may submit into a PhD or MS poster contest. If you are a WSSA student member, click “yes’ for student, click “yes” for contest; select the appropriate WSSA PhD or WSSA MS option; and then select your top three choices for the section in which you wish your poster to be placed.
    SWSS students may enter the SWSS PhD or SWSS MS Poster Contest. Click on “yes’ for student; “yes” for enter contest; then click on either SWSS PhD or SWSS MS contest; your appropriate section will then appear as the only option for the section selection.
    Similarly, SWSS students may enter the oral presentation contest; select “yes” for student; “yes” for contest; and then either SWSS PhD Oral or SWSS MS Oral Contest; the appropriate section will appear as the only option for the section selection.

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