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2020 Annual Meeting

The 2020 annual meeting of the Weed Science Society of America will be held Mar 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Hawaii. For specific questions about the 2020 meeting, please e-mail eric@imigroup.org.

Status of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) in Hawaii:
Please check this link for the most current information https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/news/alerts/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/

Important Deadlines:

  • Awards (deadlines vary for specific categories)
  • Abstract title/author information deadline: Dec 9, 2019
  • Hotel reservation at group rate: Jan 27, 2020
  • Abstract text due: Feb 17, 2020
  • Presentation slides upload: Feb 17, 2020 (extended to Feb 24, 2020)

Meeting Documents:

Additional Information:

Abstract/Title/Presentation Submission Details:
Volunteer papers, posters, and symposium papers all require abstracts to be submitted electronically. To submit a title/abstract/presentation, please visit the WSSA Abstract Submission System.

Information for Student Abstract Submission:
WSSA student members may submit into the appropriate PhD or MS poster contest or a PhD or MS oral contest. If you are student and you want to participate in the contest, click “yes” for student, click “yes” for contest; and then click the appropriate section: MS Poster, PhD Poster, MS Oral, and PhD Oral.  Students can only participate in either an oral contest or a poster contest. Do not submit into the other substantive titled sections unless you are not participating in the student contest. Abstracts for contest presentations must be submitted electronically by Feb 17, 2020.

Instructions for Formatting the Powerpoint:
All presentations MUST be in PowerPoint (any version) for MS Windows (PC compatible). PowerPoint 2010 will be the software used. MacIntosh/Apple formats will NOTbe supported. Your presentation must be saved as a PowerPoint show file. The section chairs have requested that ALL presentations be prepared and uploaded on the abstract submission site so that preloading prior to the meeting can be accomplished(see Submission of Presentations). Please format your slides in the STANDARD format (4:3) as opposed to Widescreen (16:9) and limit the size of presentations to less than 50MB. If your presentation contains video clips or animation you must contact the section chair for approval one week PRIORto sending your presentation to ensure compatibility with the equipment. Limit fonts used in the presentation to basic fonts, as not all machines may have the same choice of fonts. Examples of standard fonts are Times,Arial, Courier,Tahoma, or similar equivalents. Section chairs and computer operators are not responsible for changes in fonts, bullets, and other formatting at the time of presentation. Use up-to-date virus protection softwareto avoid infecting the computers provided by the section chairs.

Student Contest Information:

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