2015 NAPB Meeting

27-30 July 2015, WSU Pullman, WA

“Identifying and utilizing genetic diversity”


Pre-conference Field Tour - Monday 27 July

Join us for an opportunity to tour the WSU Othello research farm before heading to WSU-Prosser to visit local breeding programs and affiliated scientists: for apple scion, cherry scion and rootstock, wheat, alfalfa, dry bean, hop and potato, as well as affiliated programs such as the National Clean Plant Center, AgWeatherNet and the Center for Precision & Automated Agricultural Systems. Participants will travel by bus from Pullman. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided.


Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the WSU Compton Union Building (CUB), highlighted on the NAPB GOOGLE MAP. The CUB features extensive meeting space, a full service food court, copy center, and Starbucks coffee shop and is at the heart of the Washington State University Pullman campus. For parking and additional information please see the 2015 NAPB Meeting FAQ.


Conference Schedule

The 2015 NAPB/PBCC conference will feature a keynote speech by Rex Bernardo (University of Minnesota), sessions focusing on ‘Exploiting genetic resources in public and private breeding programs’,  ‘Plant breeding organization, policy, and funding’ and workshops on ‘Breeding for consumer product quality: successes and failures’ and ‘Diverse skills needed for a diverse plant breeding workforce’.

Graduate student mini-presentations, abstract competition winner presentations and poster sessions will be a major feature of the program as in previous years. The conference includes a field trip to local WSU & ARS sites with breeding-related activities.

Social activities will include a Graduate student-led mixer with informal dinner featuring regional, identity-preserved products and live music as well as a banquet and awards night.

(PDF) Meeting Schedule


Poster and Oral Abstract Submission

Deadline for abstract submissions is June 1, 2015. Click here to submit your abstract.



NAPB has reserved a block of rooms at The Residence Inn by Marriot. Room availability is limited, please act now to reserve your room here. Complimentary breakfast will be available for guests.

Alternative accommodation on campus is at WSU Honors Hall. You must reserve and pay for your room in advance on the main NAPB meeting registration site. Breakfast is not available at Honors Hall.

See NAPB GOOGLE MAP for lodging locations


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on transportation or general meeting information


Pre-tour and Meeting Registration

Pre-tour fee

Students $25
Professionals $50

Conference fee
Students $125
Professionals $500

Late registration penalty (after June 1)
Students $50
Professionals $100


                 register now



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