Program

 

CSTA’S 94th ANNUAL MEETING
July 9-11, 2017
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront, Nova Scotia

                                                         MEETING PROGRAM

Saturday July 8, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 noon CSTA Executive Committee Meeting
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm CSTA Board of Directors Opening Meeting
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Meeting Registration/Welcome Desk – 2nd floor foyer
Sunday July 9, 2017
6:30 am – 3:00 pm CSTA Annual Golf Tournament – At one of Atlantic Canada’s premier golf courses,  Glen Arbour Golf Course.  Meet in the Main Lobby  at 6:30 am

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9:00 am – 11:00 am CSTA Annual Family Fun Run/Walk – with walking and running guides.
Meet in the Main Lobby at 8:45 am
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Meeting Registration/Welcome Desk – 2nd floor foyer
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm President’s Reception – Acadia Ballroom (Lobby Level)

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Monday July 10, 2017
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Meeting Registration/Welcome Desk – 2nd floor foyer
7:00 am – 8:00 am Buffet Breakfast (Delegates Only) – Halifax Ballroom
8:00 am – 9:30 am Opening General Session – Nova Scotia Ballroom

  • Welcome and President’s Address
  • Ottawa Office Report
  • Government Relations Update
  • Annual Business meeting
9:30 am – 10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00 am – 11:45 am Keynote Presentation:  – Nova Scotia Ballroom

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12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CSTA Annual Awards Luncheon – Halifax Ballroom
Join us to celebrate the achievements of three individuals who were selected by their peers to receive CSTA’s annual awards:

  • Canadian Plant Breeding and Genetics Award – Dr. Bill Legge
  • CSTA Seed Achievement Award – Stephen Denys
  • CSTA Honourary Life Membership Award – Dorothy Murrell

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1:30 pm – 3:30 pm CSTA Corn, Soybeans and Eastern Cereals Committee Meeting – Nova Scotia Ballroom
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Refreshment Break
 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm CSTA Biotechnology Committee Meeting – Sable Ballroom
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm CSTA Forage and Turf Committee Meeting – Nova Scotia B
6:00 pm – 10:30 pm CSTA’s Annual Family Fun Night – Pier 21
Join your friends, colleagues and their families for a delicious dinner and fun family activities.  Meet in the lobby at 6:00 pm for your transfer.

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Tuesday July 11, 2017 
7:00 am – 12:00 noon Meeting Registration/Welcome Desk – 2nd floor foyer
 7:00 am – 8:00 am Delegate Breakfast (Delegates Only) – Halifax Ballroom
8:00 am – 10:00 am CSTA Seed Applied Technologies Committee Meeting – Nova Scotia CD
 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Children/Youth Program – Drop off and sign in will be available starting at 8:30 am in the Annapolis Room

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9:00 am – 3:30 pm Companion Program – Meet in the Main Lobby at 8:45 am

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10:00 am – 10:30 pm Refreshment Break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm CSTA Intellectual Property Committee Meeting – Nova Scotia CD
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Delegates Buffet Lunch (Delegates Only) – Halifax Ballroom
 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CSTA International Committee Meeting – Nova Scotia CD
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break
 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm CSTA Oilseeds, Pulses and Western Cereals Committee Meeting – Nova Scotia CD
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Children’s (6 – 12) Dinner and Entertainment – Nova Scotia A
6:00 pm – Midnight CSTA’s 94th Annual Gala Banquet – Nova Scotia Ballroom

6:00 pm – Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm – Dinner (Doors will open at 6:50 pm)

9:00 pm – Post Dinner Cocktails and Music  

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Wednesday July 12, 2017
8:00 am – 10:00am  Seed Synergy Meeting

Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
1181 Hollis Street  
Commonwealth Ballroom

11:00am – 5:00pm  CSTA Board of Directors Closing Meeting