Conference Schedule:

NOTE: All events will be held at the J.W. Marriott Indianapolis. Sessions are open to any attendee unless listed as (Closed). Specific locations for each session will be posted by May 21, 2020.

For ease of viewing, the schedule can be filtered into tracks according to AOSA/SCST events, ASTA events, Combined events and the Leadership Development track of sessions (use "filter by track").

Name Time Track
Friday, June 12, 2020
Registration Opens7:00 AM - 5:00 PMCombined Events
SCST Board Meeting (Closed)8:00 AM - 5:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
AOSA Board Meeting (Closed)8:00 AM - 5:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
SIPA Flower & Vegetable Board (closed)9:00 AM - 12:00 PMASTA Sessions
SIPA Field Crops Board (Closed)2:00 PM - 5:00 PMASTA Sessions
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Exhibits Setup7:00 AM - 12:00 PMCombined Events
Registration7:00 AM - 5:00 PMCombined Events
AOSA/SCST Joint Board Meeting (Closed)8:00 AM - 12:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
SIPA Program Board (Closed)8:00 AM - 1:00 PMASTA Sessions
RGT Exam8:00 AM - 5:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Hemp Seed Testing Workshop ($150 with conference registration/$200 for workshop only)8:00 AM - 5:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Student/Emerging Leader Welcome Lunch12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLeadership Development Sessions
Exhibits Open12:00 PM - 5:00 PMCombined Events
ASTA Meetings Committee (Closed)1:00 PM - 2:00 PMASTA Sessions
PL/DC Lightning Talk: ISU Seed Science Center's "A Day Without Seeds"2:00 PM - 2:18 PMASTA Sessions
Leadership Development: Identifying Top Leaders in the Seed Industry3:00 PM - 4:30 PMLeadership Development Sessions
AOSA/SCST Orientation for Newer Attendees5:00 PM - 6:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!6:00 PM - 10:00 PMCombined Events
Sunday, June 14, 2020
5K Fun Run/Bean Buddy Walk7:00 AM - 9:00 AMCombined Events
Registration7:00 AM - 5:00 PMCombined Events
Exhibits Open7:00 AM - 5:00 PMCombined Events
Rules Committee (Closed)8:00 AM - 9:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Conservation & Rec./Tree & Shrub Committee8:00 AM - 9:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
AOSA/SCST Referee Committee (Closed)8:00 AM - 9:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
AOSA Bylaws (AOSA Only)8:00 AM - 9:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
ASTA Biologicals Working Group and STEC Committee8:30 AM - 10:00 AMASTA Sessions
AOSA Proficiency Testing Committee9:00 AM - 10:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Regulatory Meeting9:00 AM - 10:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Leadership Development: Stand Out Applicants: How to Find One, How to Be One9:00 AM - 10:00 AMLeadership Development Sessions
ASTA IPR Emerging Issues Working Group (Closed)10:15 AM - 12:15 PMASTA Sessions
Communications Committee Bi-Annual Strategy Meeting (Closed; inquire at bshively@betterseed.org to attend)10:15 AM - 3:30 PMASTA Sessions
Lunch Area: ASTA/AOSA/SCST Connections Forum12:00 PM - 1:00 PMCombined Events
RGT Board of Examiners (Closed)12:15 PM - 2:15 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Germination Committee12:15 PM - 2:15 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Affiliates/Liaison Meeting (Closed)12:15 PM - 3:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Phytosanitary: Future Outlook session1:30 PM - 3:30 PMCombined Events
Lab Standards and Documentation Committee2:30 PM - 3:30 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Flower Seed Committee2:30 PM - 3:30 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Research Paper Session2:30 PM - 4:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
AOSA Continuing Education Committee3:30 PM - 4:30 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
AOSA/SCST Vigor Testing Committee3:30 PM - 4:30 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
PL/DC Lightning Talk: FFA Officers3:45 PM - 3:55 PMASTA Sessions
LEAD Session: Feedback4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLeadership Development Sessions
Seed Moisture Committee4:00 PM - 5:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
ASTA Past Presidents & Chairs Meeting (Closed)4:00 PM - 5:00 PMASTA Sessions
Referee Presentations & Buzz Session4:30 PM - 7:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Welcome Reception6:00 PM - 8:00 PMCombined Events
Seed Issues Forum/Poster Session Reception7:00 PM - 9:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Monday, June 15, 2020
Exhibits Open7:00 AM - 4:00 PMCombined Events
Registration7:00 AM - 5:00 PMCombined Events
Tetrazolium Committee8:00 AM - 9:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
SCST Proficiency Testing Committee8:00 AM - 9:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Cultivar Purity Committee8:00 AM - 9:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
General Session and Keynote Address8:00 AM - 10:00 AMCombined Events
Consolidated Exam Committee (Closed)8:00 AM - 10:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
AOSA Research Committee9:00 AM - 10:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Teaching and Training Committee9:00 AM - 11:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
PL/DC Lightning Talk10:00 AM - 10:10 AMASTA Sessions
AOSA Auditors Meeting10:15 AM - 12:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Seed Science Foundation Board of Directors (Closed)10:15 AM - 1:15 PMASTA Sessions
Purity Committee11:00 AM - 12:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Ethics Committee11:00 AM - 12:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Communications and Publications Committee11:00 AM - 12:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Lunch Area: ASTA/AOSA/SCST Connections Forum12:00 PM - 1:00 PMCombined Events
AOSA/SCST Statistics Committee1:00 PM - 2:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Genetic Technology Committee 1:00 PM - 2:15 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
ASTA Intellectual Property Rights Session1:30 PM - 3:00 PMASTA Sessions
PL/DC Lightning Talk3:45 PM - 3:55 PMASTA Sessions
Trade/International Session: Midwest vs. Vegetable & Flower4:00 PM - 5:00 PMASTA Sessions
ASTA State Government Affairs Working Group4:00 PM - 5:00 PMASTA Sessions
SeedFirstPAC Event5:00 PM - 7:00 PMASTA Sessions
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Women's Business Networking Breakfast (Invitation only; inquire to jcrouse@betterseed.org if you would like to attend)7:00 AM - 8:00 AMCombined Events
ASTA Administrative Committee Meeting (Committee members only)7:00 AM - 8:00 AMASTA Sessions
Exhibits Open7:00 AM - 4:00 PMCombined Events
Registration7:00 AM - 5:00 PMCombined Events
Plant Breeding Innovation Working Group (Closed)8:00 AM - 11:00 AMASTA Sessions
Long Range Planning Session- AOSA & SCST8:00 AM - 12:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Leadership Development: Seed Industry 1019:00 AM - 10:30 AMLeadership Development Sessions
PL/DC Lightning Talk10:15 AM - 10:25 AMASTA Sessions
Vegetable & Flower Emerging Issues Working Group (Closed)11:30 AM - 1:15 PMASTA Sessions
Lunch Area: ASTA/AOSA/SCST Connections Forum12:00 PM - 1:00 PMCombined Events
AOSA/SCST International Committee1:00 PM - 2:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Handbook Committee1:00 PM - 2:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Ag Investments Session: On the Horizon1:30 PM - 3:00 PMASTA Sessions
Open Rules Discussion2:15 PM - 5:30 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Sustainability – How can the seed industry play a role? 3:15 PM - 5:00 PMASTA Sessions
Exhibits Tear-Down4:00 PM - 5:00 PMCombined Events
Group Photos6:00 PM - 6:45 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Silent Auction6:00 PM - 7:00 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Reception and Gala Banquet6:15 PM - 11:00 PMCombined Events
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Joint AOSA-SCST Rules Voting Session & Business Meeting7:30 AM - 9:00 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
Registration8:00 AM - 10:00 AMCombined Events
ASTA Membership Committee (Closed)8:45 AM - 9:45 AMASTA Sessions
SCST Business Meeting9:15 AM - 10:45 AMAOSA/SCST Sessions
ASTA Closing Meeting: A Call to Action10:00 AM - 11:30 AMASTA Sessions
AOSA Business Meeting10:45 AM - 12:15 PMAOSA/SCST Sessions
ASTA Board of Directors (Closed)11:30 AM - 4:00 PMASTA Sessions
ASTA Board Dinner (Closed)6:00 PM - 9:00 PMASTA Sessions