Dear ASPS members,
As you will likely be aware, the Sydney 2018 COMBIO will be last annual COMBIO meeting. It will now run as a combined meeting every 2-3 years instead.
ASPS therefore is seeking expressions of interest to hold a 2019 ASPS meeting. This could either be in a city that has traditionally held COMBIO or one that has not. The only criteria is that it is well organised and has costs that are far reduced from COMBIO meetings.
We would like to decide the venue at the next AGM to be held on Thursday 5th October at 2pm at the COMBIO meeting in Adelaide.
We are seeking a venue for approximately 150 people and hoping that costs can be kept to a minimum by using University facilities or similar.
We will leave the timing up to those wishing to host the meeting but out of term time would be good to maximise academic involvement. We envisage that it would be a two day meeting, and we would aim that ASPS and the meeting receipts would subsidize costs for two plenaries from overseas.
As we have a broad membership, in terms of subject content, it would be wise to have at least 2 concurrent streams.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology
Deputy Head of School (Research)
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
University of Adelaide
Ph: +61 8 8313 8145 | Twitter: @IonPlants
Lab website: Plant Transport and Signalling Lab
Honorary Secretary, Aust Soc Plant Scientists