JOIN US for the 2023 AOSA/SCST Annual Meeting!
Do NOT Forget your PASSPORT!
Starts: June 10th, 2023
Ends: June 15th, 2023
Canada Delta Hotel by Marriott
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (SK)
405 20th St E
About the Hotel
“Delta Hotels Saskatoon Downtown surrounds you with picturesque views of Saskatoon—the city of bridges. Elevate your experience in the city’s tallest hotel, steps from all-season walking paths that hug the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Tastefully finished with a 1,400-square-foot fitness centre and complimentary hydration stations on every floor, augment your wellness with free meditation and yoga packages for adults and children alike. Healthy, locally sourced cuisine in Aroma Restaurant and nutritious takeaway snacks at The Grind Coffee Bar—proudly serving Starbucks coffee—are staples of our traveler well-being ideal. Finally, our exemplary indoor waterpark boasts two heated pools, a whirlpool and a three-story waterslide. With more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space paired with on-site catering and all-inclusive wedding packages, our hotel is a modern, all-encompassing gem in the central heartbeat of Saskatoon. Welcome to the Delta Hotels Saskatoon Downtown.”
The AOSA/SCST Room Block is NOW Open!
The room block will close on May 9, 2023
Things to do in Saskatoon
“Saskatoon is one of Canada’s most talked-about destinations. It is the place to experience local eateries, bustling nightlife, river trails, and other outdoor spaces as well as cultural institutions and museums.”
We appreciate your support!
Is NOW Open!
This year, in addition to traditional meeting events, 4 workshops will be offered and multiple offsite activities to allow participants to see the greater Saskatoon area.
Workshop registrations will be in addition to the general meeting registration.
You can also find tradeshow and sponsor options below.
Join us for what promises to be a great meeting but hurry!
Registration closes May 26th.
What meals will be provided with registration?
Continental breakfast each morning, morning and afternoon breaks, and lunch are all included.
Is transportation provided to the offsite events?
YES. Transportation, via bus, will be provided to the Banquet and Poster Session. All transportation will leave from the hotel.
Are any sessions being conducted virtually?
Yes! There are a number of Committee meetings that will take place in the weeks prior to the in-person meeting. Stay tuned for that schedule. At the meeting, the Open Rules Briefing, Referee Presentations, Research Seminar and Long Range Planning will each be live-streamed.
Are workshops in addition to the general meeting registration fee?
Yes. If you plan to attend BOTH a workshop and the annual meeting, you must purchase a meeting registration and your selected workshop.
Thursday June 15th, 2023; 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Included in your full registration along with a bagged lunch.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), your local host, has put together three bus tours targeting Seed industry hotspots for conference attendees this year. All participants have the chance to visit all three locations. Participants are grouped into 3 groups (roughly 30 in each group/one bus). If you wish to attend these tours, please indicate your preference when registering for the conference.
Meet at 12:45 pm sharp in the lobby of the Delta Hotel by Marriott.
• CFIA seed testing lab
• Agriculture and Agri-Food Plant Gene Resources of Canada and Oilseed Breeding facilities
• University of Saskatoon Crop Development Centre
*MAX 100 PARTICIPANTS (3 groups of about 30 participants in each)
Saturday, June 10th 8am-5pm
Germination and Seeding Evaluation
Sunday, June 11th
Seed Testing Method Validation, Theory and Practice
Genetic Technology Workshop; Adventitious Presence
Monday, June 12th 1pm-4:30pm
General Schedule of events: (Subject to Change)
Saturday, June 10th
AOSA BOD Meeting
SCST BOD Meeting
Germination & Seedling all day Workshop
Sunday, June 11th
AOSA/SCST Joint BOD Meeting
Seed Testing Method Validation, Theory & Practice all day Workshop
Genetic Technology; Adventitious Presence half day Workshop
Monday, June 12th
Purity half day Workshop
New Technology Forum
New Member Meeting Orientation
Tuesday, June 13th
Bean Buddy Walk
Open Rules Update
Seed Issues Forum/Poster Session
Wednesday, June 14th
Research Paper Session
Long Range Planning
STRF Silent Auction
Thursday, June 15th
Joint Business Meeting and Rules Voting Session
AOSA Business Meeting
SCST Business Meeting
Trade Show Exhibitors
Calling all exhibitors! We will have a great layout at our host hotel to facilitate interaction between our vendors and meeting registrants. Booths will be located in the area where all breaks will be held and we welcome all of our exhibitors to also join us for all meals and on this year’s tour. Exhibitor Registration includes one booth space and one meeting registration (all meals and tour included in price). If you wish to purchase an additional registration for your space, please also select and purchase a Guest Registration during the online registration process below:
There are a number of opportunities available for you to contribute to the overall success of this year’s event. Additionally, you will have a chance to increase the visibility of your company amongst the AOSA & SCST memberships. Download our Sponsor Packet to learn more: