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


Saturday
July 7, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CSTA Executive Committee Meeting
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm CSTA Board of Directors Opening Meeting
Sunday
July 8, 2018
6:30 am – 3:00 pm CSTA Annual Golf Tournament – At one of Quebec's top golf courses, Club de Golf de I’Ile de Montreal. Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 6:30 am.
9:00 am – 11:00 am CSTA Annual Family Fun Run/Walk – with walking and running guides.
    Meet on 2nd floor foyer at 8:45 am.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Meeting Registration/Welcome Desk - 3rd floor Salon Drummond Foyer
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Women in CSTA – Salon Drummond Ouest (3rd Floor)
  • Networking event for women in CSTA. Please join us for important discussions and socializing.
  • For women only
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Family Social Icebreaker – Salon Drummond Est (3rd Floor)
  • An opportunity for kids and parents to come out and socialize and make friends ahead of the Children and Youth program and the Family Fun Night on Monday.
  • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm President’s Reception – Salon Drummond (3rd Floor)
    Monday
    July 9, 2018
    7:00 am – 5:00 pm Meeting Registration/Welcome Desk - Foyer salle de bal (4th floor)
    7:00 am – 8:00 am Buffet Breakfast (Delegates Only) – Salle de bal centre
    8:00 am – 9:30 am Opening General Session – Salle de bal ouest
    • Welcome and President’s Address
    • Ottawa Office Report
    • Government Relations Update
    • Annual Business Meeting
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm Children & Youth Program – Salon 4&5 (2nd Floor)
  • Drop off at 8:30 am and Pick-up at 3:00 pm
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Companion Program – Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 9:00 am
    9:30 am - 10:00 am Refreshment Break - Foyer salle de bal
    10:00 am - 11:45 am Keynote Presentation - Salle de bal ouest
  • Our keynote speaker will be Shannon Hauf, the Global Cotton, Wheat and Specialty Crops Technology Lead at Monsanto
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CSTA Annual Awards Luncheon (Delegates Only) - Salle de bal centre
  • Dr. Igor Falak, Canadian Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Stephen Yarrow, CSTA Seed Achievement
  • Ron Weik, CSTA Honourary Life Membership
  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Seed Applied Technologies Committee - Salle de bal ouest
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Refreshment Break - Foyer salle de bal
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Forage and Turf Committee - Salle de bal ouest
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CSTA Family Fun Night - Marché Bonsecours
  • Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 5:45 pm for your transfer
  • Return shuttle will be available beginning at 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday
    July 10, 2018
    7:00 am - 12:00 pm Meeting Registration/Welcome Desk - Foyer salle de bal
    7:00 am - 8:00 am Buffet Breakfast (Delegates Only) – Salle de bal centre
    8:00 am - 10:00 am Corn, Soybeans and Eastern Cereals Committee - Salle de bal ouest
    10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break - Foyer salle de bal
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm Intellectual Property Committee - Salle de bal ouest
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Buffet Lunch (Delegates Only) – Salle de bal centre
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Biotechnology Committee - Salle de bal ouest
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break - Foyer salle de bal
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Oilseeds, Pulses and Western Cereals Committee - Salle de bal ouest
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Children's Dinner and Entertainment (ages 6-12) - Salon 4&5 (2nd Floor)
    6:00 pm - Midnight CSTA 95th Annual Gala Banquet - Salle de bal centre
  • 6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner
  • 9:00 pm - Post Dinner Cocktail with Entertainment
  • Wednesday
    July 11, 2018
    7:00 am - 8:00 am Buffet Breakfast (Delegates Only) – Salon Drummond
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm Seed Synergy Session with CSGA - Salle de bal ouest
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch (Delegates Only) – Salon Drummond
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CSTA Board of Directors Closing Meeting