This year’s Annual Meeting agenda features many exciting events. Please consult below for full details.

Saturday
July 6, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CSTA Executive Committee Meeting
12:00 pm – 5:30 pm CSTA Opening Board of Directors Meeting
Sunday
July 7, 2019
6:30 am – 3:00 pm CSTA's Annual Golf Tournament:

At one of Whistler's top rated golf courses, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club.

Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 6:30 am.
9:00 am - 11:00 am Annual Walk/Run (with walking and running guides)
    Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 8:45 am.
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Meeting Registration/Welcome Desk (near lobby elevators)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Meeting Registration/Welcome Desk, Woodlands Terrace
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Family Icebreaker Reception, Woodlands Terrace

An opportunity for kids and parents to come out, socialize and make friends ahead of the Children and Youth program and the Fun Night on Monday.
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CSGA and CSTA Joint Presidents' Reception, Woodlands Terrace
Monday
July 8, 2019
7:00 am – 4:00 pm Meeting Registration/Welcome Desk, MacDonald Foyer
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast (delegates only), Woodlands Terrace
8:00 am - 10:00 am Seed Synergy Meeting, MacDonald Room ABC
8:30 am - 3:00 pm Children and Youth Program, MacDonald Room E
  • Drop off at 8:30 am and Pick-up at 3:00 pm
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Companion Program, Empress Ballroom
  • Continental Breakfast will be available for Companions to mingle and socialize before embarking on the days activities
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break, MacDonald Foyer
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm Seed Synergy Meeting (continued), MacDonald Room ABC
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (delegates only), Woodlands Terrace
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CSTA General Session, MacDonald Room ABC
    • Welcome and President’s Address
    • Ottawa Office Report
    • Annual Business Meeting
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break, MacDonald Foyer
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Fireside Chat
    6:00 pm + CSGA and CSTA Joint Fun Night
  • Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 6:00 pm for your transfer
  • Return shuttle will be available beginning at 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday
    July 9, 2019
    7:00 am – 4:00 pm Meeting Registration/Welcome Desk, MacDonald Foyer
    7:00 am – 8:00 am Nourishing Diversity Breakfast, Woodlands Terrace

    Please join us for breakfast to explore the many benefits of inclusion and diversity for our businesses and the seed industry.

    All delegates are welcome at this breakfast and encouraged to attend.
    8:00 am – 9:30 am CSTA Oilseeds, Pulses and Western Cereals Committee, MacDonald Room AB
    9:30 am - 10:00 am Refreshment Break, MacDonald Foyer
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm Value Creation and CSTA Intellectual Property Committee, MacDonald Room AB
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CSTA Awards Luncheon (delegates only), MacDonald Room CD
  • Canadian Plant Breeding and Genetics Award
  • CSTA Seed Achievement Award
  • CSTA Honourary Life Membership Award
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CSTA Forage and Turf Committee, MacDonald Room AB
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Refreshment Break, MacDonald Foyer
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CSTA Seed Applied Technologies Committee, MacDonald Room AB
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Children's Dinner and Entertainment (ages 6-12), Empress Ballroom
    6:00 pm - Midnight CSGA and CSTA Joint Gala Banquet, MacDonald Room CDEF
  • 6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner
  • 9:00 pm - Post Dinner Cocktail with Entertainment
  • Wednesday
    July 10, 2019
    7:00 am - 12:00 pm Meeting Registration/Welcome Desk, MacDonald Foyer
    7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast (delegates only), Woodlands Terrace
    8:00 am - 10:00 am CSTA Corn, Soybeans and Eastern Cereals Committee, MacDonald Room AB
    10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break, MacDonald Foyer
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm Plant Breeding Innovation and CSTA Biotechnology Committee, MacDonald Room AB
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm CSTA Closing Board of Directors Meeting