2019 AOSCA Annual Meeting

2019 AOSCA Annual Meeting
100th Anniversary
June 23 - 26, 2019
Chicago, Illinois

Wrigley Field

Mark your 2019 calendar for the AOSCA 100th Anniversary Celebration! We are returning to the city where the International Crop Improvement Association was first organized in 1919. The meeting will be held June 23-26, 2019 at The Drake Hotel, a Hilton hotel.

AOSCA gratefully acknowledges the financial support of its sponsors who helped make this Centennial Celebration event possible. Please see the list of sponsors at the end of this web page.

The Drake HotelThe Drake Hotel

For convenient arrivals or departures, Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is about a 45-minute commute (18 miles), depending on mode of ground transportation. Please click on this airport transportation link for options. A second airport option is Midway International Airport (MDW), about a 35-minute commute (14 miles). Please click on this airport transportation link for options.

Reservations are now available through the meeting block and may be made via this link. You may also call 1-800-55-DRAKE and refer to group code AOSCA to receive the special rate. Room rates begin at $239/night plus fees & taxes.

There are a limited number of rooms available at the government per diem rate and may be obtained using this link. You must use the link to book. Phone reservations are not available for this room type.

The contracted rates will be offered through Wednesday, May 22, 2019, based on availability.

2019 Annual Meeting Registration Form

Chicago ~ Dining Options

Chicago ~ Things To Do

The tentative meeting schedule includes:
~ Sunday evening - Welcome Reception at the hotel in the Club International
~ Monday - Vested Member/Council opening sessions
~ Monday - committee meetings
~ Monday evening - free evening to explore Chicago or take in a baseball game
~ Tuesday - committee meetings to end by 12:00pm to leave the rest of the day to explore Chicago
~ Tuesday evening - Banquet - a memorable evening at the hotel in the Grand Ballroom.
~ Wednesday morning - Vested Member/Council closing sessions and Advisory Committee Meeting

Please contact the AOSCA office if you have questions or need assistance with arrangements.

Please enjoy this "Welcome to Chicago"
PowerPoint presentation
We look forward to seeing you there!

AOSCA gratefully acknowledges
the following sponsors:

'Certified Seed'
Sponsorship Level
($10,000 or more)

Indiana Crop Improvement Association

North Dakota State Seed Department


Canadian Seed Synergy Partnership
including the following:
Commercial Seed Analysts Association Canada

Canadian Seed Growers' Association

Canadian Seed Institute

Canadian Seed Trade AssociationCropLife Canada

 'Foundation Seed'
Sponsorship Level
($5,000 and above)  

 AOSCA Northern Region

Iowa Crop Improvement Association

'Breeder Seed'
Sponsorship Level
($2,500 and above)

AOSCA Southern Region

AOSCA Western RegionND Crop Improvement & Seed Assn LogoNorth Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association

'Friends of AOSCA'
Sponsorship Level
(Up to $2,500 or in-kind support)

Association of American Seed Control Officials


Alabama Crop Improvement Association

Arizona Crop Improvement Association

California Crop Improvement Association


Corteva agriscience

Idaho Crop Improvement Association

Illinois Crop Improvement Association

Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc.

Minnesota Crop Improvement Association


Mulligan Graphics

Nebraska Crop Improvement Association

Ohio Seed Improvement Association

SoDak Labs, Inc.

South Dakota Crop Improvement Association

Southern Seed Certification Association

Syngenta Seeds


Wyoming Crop Improvement Association









The Drake Hotel, Photos

The Drake Hotel, Services & Amenities

The Drake Hotel, History

Distances provided are from The Drake Hotel

Chicago Architecture River Cruise
(1.5 mi)

Museum of Science & Industry
(9 mi)

Field Museum of Natural History
(3.6 mi)

Shedd Aquarium
(3.6 mi)

Art Institute of Chicago
(1.6 mi)

Navy Pier
(1.5 mi)

Adler Planetarium
(3.9 mi)

The Willis Tower
(built as the Sears Tower) - (2.3 mi)

Water Tower Place
(0.3 mi)

The John Hancock Center
(now known as 360 Chicago) - (0.2 mi)

The Magnificent Mile
North Michigan Avenue - (0.5 mi)

Lincoln Park Zoo
(2.3 mi)

Millennium Park
Home of the 'Bean' - (1.2 mi)