The program for the 2018 workshop is under development with themes that will contribute to better understanding of both long and short term survival of seeds in natural as well as highly controlled environments. Topics will include the role of seeds in conservation of genetic resources as well as issues related to ex situ storage such as problems of maintaining seed quality and improving methods of ex situ seed banking.
The venue for this meeting is Fort Collins, CO, USA – home to USDA’s National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation (formerly the National Seed Storage Laboratory) on the campus of Colorado State University. Fort Collins is a ~1 hour drive north of Denver International Airport, a major international hub, and is easily accessed by public transportation. Oral and poster sessions will occur in the newly-renovated, high-tech ballrooms of Colorado State University’s student union.
More information can be found here: https://conferencereg.colostate.edu/SeedLongevity2018
International Society for Seed Science (ISSS)
USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
Colorado State University (CSU)