Conference Schedule:

NOTE: All events will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Sessions are open to any attendee unless listed as (Closed). Specific locations for each session will be posted by May 21, 2021.

All sessions will be provided in both in-person and virtual formats and will be recorded.

Name Time
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Registration2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Welcome Reception6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, June 21, 2021
Registration7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
General Session and Keynote Address11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Student/Emerging Leader Workshop12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Communications Committee Bi-Annual Strategy Meeting , Part 1 (Closed meeting; inquire at bshively@betterseed.org to attend)12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Diversity and Inclusion Session1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Leadership Development Session2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Phytosanitary Outlook for the Seed Industry3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Women in Seed: Know Your Value4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Registration7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
International Session: Trade and Tariffs10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sustainability Panel Discussion – How can the seed industry play a role? 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Communications Committee Bi-Annual Strategy Meeting - Part 2 (Closed meeting; inquire at bshively@betterseed.org to attend)12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Innovation Session1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Domestic Policy Session: Key Issues to Know before Advocacy Day!3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Registration8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
ASTA Advocacy Day: Orientation Session & Breakfast9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ASTA Advocacy Day: Appointments11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 24, 2021
ASTA Membership Committee (Closed; Virtual Only)10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Intellectual Property Rights Workshop (All virtual)11:00 AM - 12:30 PM