2019 AOSCA Annual Meeting
June 23 - 26, 2019
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 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.
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.
AOSCA gratefully acknowledges
the following sponsors:
($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
($5,000 and above)
AOSCA Northern Region
Iowa Crop Improvement Association
($2,500 and above)
AOSCA Southern Region
AOSCA Western RegionNorth Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association
'Friends of AOSCA'
(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
Idaho Crop Improvement Association
Illinois Crop Improvement Association
Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc.
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Nebraska Crop Improvement Association
Ohio Seed Improvement Association
SoDak Labs, Inc.
South Dakota Crop Improvement Association
Southern Seed Certification Association
Wyoming Crop Improvement Association
Distances provided are from The Drake Hotel
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Museum of Science & Industry
Field Museum of Natural History
Art Institute of Chicago
The Willis Tower
(built as the Sears Tower) - (2.3 mi)
Water Tower Place
The John Hancock Center
(now known as 360 Chicago) - (0.2 mi)
The Magnificent Mile
North Michigan Avenue - (0.5 mi)
Lincoln Park Zoo