2018 W-3008 Onion Multistate Project Annual Meeting Agenda
Toyota Convention Center, Kennewick, WA
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the W-3008 multistate onion project will take place on November 13th in Kennewick, Washington. The meeting immediately precedes the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association (PNVA) Annual Convention & Trade Show (http://pnva.org/pnva-conference/) in Kennewick on November 14th and 15th. The PNVA meeting had >800 registrants in 2017. That conference includes a full day of presentations about onions on November 14th, so we hope that many of you will stay through the 14th to participate in this complementary event. Below is a draft agenda (coming soon!) for the meeting as well as details on hotel options, transport, and how to register for the W-3008 annual meeting. As part of the W-3008 annual meeting, we will be touring a nearby onion storage and packing facility, and visiting fall-planted, overwintered onion crops.
Christy Hoepting (chair) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Gugino (vice-chair) - email@example.com
Bhabesh Dutta (secretary) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey du Toit (past-chair) - email@example.com
Tim Waters (local arrangements committee) - firstname.lastname@example.org
The W-3008 meeting immediately precedes the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association Annual Convention & Trade Show (http://pnva.org/pnva-conference/) at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick on November 14th and 15th. The PNVA will be utilizing the Springhill Suites attached to the Three Rivers Convention Center and the Hilton Garden Inn located directly across the street. The Springhill Suites phone number is 509-820-3026 with a rate of $122.00 if you indicate you are participating in the PNVA meeting. These room blocks expire on 12 October 2018. The Hilton Garden Inn phone number is 509-735-4600 with a rate of $112.00 if you indicate you are participating in the PNVA meeting. These room blocks expire on 12 October 2018. There are many other hotels nearby.
There is a $45.00 registration fee that covers expenses for the room, lunch and refreshments. To register, go to the PNVA conference website (http://pnva.org/pnva-conference/) and click on the link to the registration page. You'll have the option of registering only for the W-3008 meeting, registering only for the PNVA meeting, or both. The PNVA individual registration rate is $110.00 for the two-day event (November 14th and 15th). The PNVA meeting is attended by 800+ industry members and features a trade show and educated sessions on Onions, General Vegetables, Pest Management, and Organic Production. NOTE: If you have been invited to speak at one of the PNVA sessions, you registration fee for the PNVA Convention & Trade Show is waived.
Please contact Tim Waters (email@example.com) or Lindsey du Toit (firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-848-6140) by October 15th, 2018 if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting of the W-3008 Multistate Onion Project, and indicate whether you will be sharing a state onion report in the morning and/or sharing a brief onion research or extension topic in the afternoon.
Air Transportation: Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) 3601 N. 20th Ave Pasco, WA 99301. The Tri-Cities Airport is approximately 8.5 miles from the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA. Participants could also fly into Seattle (SEA), but the driver is 4 hours to Kennewick over a mountain pass. The Spokane International Airport (GEG) is a 2 hour and 15 minute driver to Kennewick. Once you arrive in Pasco, several car rental companies are available as are taxi services: http://www.flytricities.com/fly/ground-transportation
Agenda coming soon!