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[Maize] NCCC167 North Central Regional Corn Breeding Research Meeting

Flint-Garcia, Sherry via maize%40net.bio.net (by Sherry.Flint-Garcia from ARS.USDA.GOV)
Fri Feb 3 18:07:00 EST 2012

NCCC167 North Central Regional Corn Breeding Research Meeting
Doubletree Hotel, Portland, Oregon, March 14-15, 2012

You are invited to attend the 2012 Meeting of the NCCC167 North Central Regional
Coordinating Committee on Corn Breeding Research to be held at the Doubletree Hotel in
Portland, Oregon immediately preceding the 54th Annual Maize Genetics Conference. The
meeting will begin at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March 14 and adjourn at approximately 1:30 PM
on Thursday, March 15.

Registration fees will be $150 per scientist and $100 per student. Registration includes
breakfast, lunch, and session breaks on both days. Registration information can be found on the
NCCC167 website (see NCCC167 website below). Attendees may download a registration form
or follow the online registration link to register with a credit card (online is preferred). Early
registration deadline is February 14. Registration after February 14 (including onsite) will be
$200 per scientist and $150 per student.

Dr. Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, UC Davis, has been invited to make a special presentation entitled
"Genome-Wide View of Breeding History and Selection in North American Maize". Volunteered
30-minute talks will be presented on Wednesday, March 14 beginning at 8:30 AM. An open
discussion will be held on Thursday, March 15 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Attendees are
encouraged to email program chair with suggested discussion topics relevant to Corn Breeding
(jode.edwards from ars.usda.gov). The NCCC167 business meeting will be held at 2:00 PM on
Thursday, March 15.

Volunteered presentations
Attendees are encouraged to share their current research with an oral presentation. Oral
presentations should be a maximum of 25 minutes in length (followed by 5 minutes for
questions). Please try to allow as much time for discussion as possible. If you wish to make a
presentation please submit an abstract to Jode Edwards (jode.edwards from ars.usda.gov) by
February 14. Please see the NCCC167 website (below) for Abstract formatting guidelines. The
student presenting the best oral presentation will be awarded the Larry Darrah Student
Presentation Award.

Attendees may reserve rooms at the same rate as the Maize Genetics Conference (being held at
the same venue March 15-18) rate of $124 per night for March 13 and 14 at the Doubletree
Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, Oregon. Please call the hotel directly at 503-281-6111
or go to the NCCC167 website for a link to online hotel reservations. The room rate is
guaranteed until February 14.

NCCC167 website: http://www.agron.iastate.edu/corn/ncr167/Default.html
Follow the links for online registration through NDSU.


Sherry Flint-Garcia
USDA-ARS Research Geneticist
301 Curtis Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone:  573-884-0116
FAX:  573-884-7850
email:  Sherry.Flint-Garcia from ars.usda.gov<mailto:Sherry.Flint-Garcia from ars.usda.gov>

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