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2022 AOSA SCST Annual Meeting
June 5-9, 2022
Skokie, IL
DoubleTree by Hilton
Chicago North Shore Conference Center
9599 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL 60077


See you in Skokie!

Online Registration is now CLOSED.
You may still register onsite (meeting giveaways are not guaranteed for onsite registrants)

 
ONLINE MEETINGS
There will be a couple of opportunities for online participation at this year’s meeting. The following are the links for the committee meetings and events taking place; each meeting will be hosted via Zoom, links are included below (please do not click on the links until the meeting date and time):
 
May 26th
: Referee Committee Meeting (Closed)
 
June 1st
10am-11am MT: Purity Committee Meeting (pre-meeting; in-person meeting will take place in Skokie)
Meeting Link: Click
HERE
 
June 2nd
10am MT: Vigor Testing Committee (meeting taking place only online, not in-person in Skokie)
Meeting Link: Click
HERE
 
June 6th,
11:15am-1:15pm MT: Germination Committee Meeting (taking place in Skokie, also streaming)
Meeting Link: Click
HERE
 
June 8th (both events are taking place in Skokie and are also streaming)
7am-11am MT: Long Range Planning
Meeting Link: Click
HERE
 
1:15pm – 4:30pm MT: Open Rules Discussion
Meeting Link: Click
HERE

MEETING FAQs
 
Transportation: The best way to travel to and from the airport and hotel is by taxi or one of the many ride sharing apps. Public transportation is available but includes switching trains and is approximately an hour long ride.

Registration Desk Hours
Stop by the registration desk in the Versailles Foyer (lower level) to pick up your program, name badge, giveaway items and more. The registration desk will also be the location to purchase your SCST commemorative books (stop by during the morning and afternoon breaks to purchase).


Registration OPENS: Sunday, June 5th: Noon-5pm
Monday, June 6th: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 7th: 7:00am – 2:00pm

The desk will open during the morning and afternoon breaks on Wednesday for purchasing books.

 
What’s included in this year’s registration fee?

This year’s registration fee is $600 and includes all meals and breaks: Monday, June 6th (light continental breakfast, brunch, afternoon break, and evening reception of heavy apps); Tuesday, June 7th (breakfast, morning break, lunch); Wednesday, June 8th (breakfast, lunch, evening Banquet dinner, morning and afternoon breaks); Thursday, June 9th (breakfast and morning break only).

All meals will be served in the Monaco room, located on the 12th floor of the hotel. All breaks will be hosted in the Versailles Foyer so that you can meet and chat with our exhibitors.

Tuesday Afternoon
Following the end of the last meetings at 2:30pm, meeting attendees will be able to have a “Choose your own adventure in Chicago” afternoon! Chicago has so much to offer, attendees will have the afternoon to visit this great city.

Here’s a list to get you started:

Chicago Botanic Garden

https://www.chicagobotanic.org/
 
Chicago White Sox: vs LA Dodgers (Gametime 7:10pm)
https://www.mlb.com/whitesox
 
Chicago Architecture Tours
https://www.wendellaboats.com/schedule-tickets/
 
Visit Chicago Site—Your guide to all things Chicago! Museums, parks, restaurants and more. See “The Bean” at Millennium Park, Visit the Lakefront, Find the Best Pizza and more!
https://www.choosechicago.com/
 
Meeting Agenda
(the agenda has had a few updates to address conflicting committee meetings—check below for an updated schedule!)
 
Saturday 6/4/2022 Meeting/Event---Room
8:00am – 4:00pm           AOSA Board Meeting (Closed)  ---PRAGUE
8:00am – 4:00pm           SCST Board Meeting (Closed)---Barcelona
 
Sunday 6/5/2022   Meeting/Event---Room
7:00am - 8:00am            Breakfast---Zurich
8:00am – 5:00pm           RGT Exam---Prague
8:00am – 4:00pm           AOSA/SCST Joint Board Meeting (Closed)---VIENNA
10:00am – 10:30am       Morning Break ---EMC FOYER
12:00pm - 1:00pm          Lunch (RGT Exam, Boards)---ZURICH
Noon-5pm                       Business Office/Registration---Versailles Foyer
12:00pm - 5:00pm         Exhibitor Set-up---Versailles Foyer
3:00pm - 3:30pm            Afternoon Break---Versailles Foyer
6:00pm - 7:00pm            Meeting Orientation for New/Newer Attendees---Barcelona
 
Monday 6/6/2022  Meeting/Event---Room
6:00am - 7:00am            Bean Buddy Walk---Hotel Lobby
7:00am - 8:00am            Breakfast---Monaco
7:00am - 5:00pm            Business Office/Registration---Versailles Foyer
8:00am - 5:00pm            Exhibits---Versailles Foyer
8:00am - 9:00am            AOSA Bylaws (AOSA Only) ---Versailles C
8:00am – 9:00am            Rules Committee (Closed)---Zurich
8:00 am - 9:00 am          Conservation & Rec./Tree & Shrub Committee ---PRAGUE
9:00am – 10:00am         Regulatory Meeting---BERLIN
10:00am - 12:00pm       Opening Session/Brunch---Monaco
12:15pm – 2:15pm        Germination Committee---Versailles C
12:15pm - 2:15pm         RGT Board of Examiners (Closed)---Berlin
2:30pm - 4:30pm            Affiliates/Liaison Meeting (Closed)---Barcelona
2:30pm – 3:30pm           Lab Standards and Documentation Committee---BERLIN
2:30pm – 3:30pm           Flower Seed Committee---BARCELONA
2:30pm – 4:00pm           Research Paper Session ---Zurich
3:30pm – 4:30pm           AOSA Continuing Education Committee---Vienna
4:00pm – 5:00pm           Seed Moisture Committee---BERLIN
4:30pm - 7:00pm            Referee Presentations & Buzz Session---Versailles C
7:00pm - 9:00pm            Seed Issues Forum/Poster Session Reception---VERSAILLES FOYER
 
Tuesday 6/7/2022 Meeting/Event---Room
7:00am - 2:00pm            Business Office/Registration---Versailles Foyer
7:00am – 8:00am            Breakfast---MONACO
8:00am - 5:00pm            Exhibits---Versailles Foyer
8:00am - 9:00am            Cultivar Purity Committee ---Vienna
8:00am - 9:00am            Tetrazolium Committee---Versailles C
8:00am – 10:00am         Consolidated Exam Committee (Closed)---Barcelona
9:00am - 10:00am          AOSA Research Committee---Versailles B
9:00am – 11:00am         Teaching and Training Committee---Versailles A
10:00am - 10:15am       Morning Break---Versailles Foyer
10:15am – 12:00pm      AOSA Auditors Meeting---BERLIN
11:00am-12:00pm         Purity Committee---Versailles C
1100am – 12:00pm       Communications and Publications Committee---Versailles B
11:00am-12:00pm         Ethics Committee (Closed)---Versailles A
12:00pm - 1:00pm         Lunch ---MONACO
1:00pm - 2:00pm            Statistics Committee---Versailles A
1:00pm – 2:15pm           Genetic Technology Committee ---Versailles B
1:00pm-2:15pm              AOSA SCST Proficiency Testing Committee---Versailles C
 2:15pm-Evening            Free Afternoon in Chicago!       
 
Wednesday 6/8/2022       Meeting/Event---Room
7:00am - 8:00am            Breakfast---MONACO
8:00am - 2:15 pm           Exhibits (breakdown after PM break)---Versailles Foyer
8:00am - 12:00pm         Long Range Planning Session- AOSA & SCST---Versailles Ballroom
10:00am-10:15am         Morning Break---VERSAILLES FOYER
12:00pm - 1:00pm         Lunch ---MONACO
1:00pm - 2:00pm            Handbook Committee---Vienna
1:00pm - 2:00pm            International Committee---Zurich
2:00pm - 2:15pm            Afternoon Break---VERSAILLES FOYER
2:15pm - 5:30pm            Open Rules Discussion---Versailles Ballroom
6:00pm - 7:00pm            Silent Auction---Monaco Ballroom
6:30pm - 6:45pm            Group Photos---Monaco Ballroom
7:00pm - 9:00pm            Awards Banquet---Monaco Ballroom
 
Thursday 6/9/2022           Meeting/Event---Room
6:30am - 7:30am            Breakfast----MONACO
7:30am - 9:00am            Joint AOSA-SCST Rules Voting Session &
                                           Business Meeting---Versailles Ballroom
9:00am – 9:15am            Morning Break---VERSAILLES FOYER
9:15am - 10:45am          SCST Business Meeting---Versailles Ballroom
10:45am - 12:15pm       AOSA Business Meeting---Versailles Ballroom

 
Questions? Contact Kelly Fogarty: kelly@wssdc.com
 
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