Program Outline

24 September, Saturday

Guest’s arrival

25 September, Sunday 

7:30AM - 6:30 PM  -  Trip to Niagara Falls (optional)
6:30 - 7:30 PM - AAIC Board of Directors meeting

6:30 - 7:30 PM - Poster setup
7:30 -9:00 PM - Social and welcome reception

26 September, Monday

8:00 -10:30 AM - Plenary presentations
11:00 AM- 5:00 PM - Field trip (Vineyard tour, Worm Power)

6:30 - 8:30 PM - New Crops CGC meeting

27 September, Tuesday

8:00 AM - 6:30 PM - Oral and poster presentations

28 September, Wednesday

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Oral and poster presentations
6:30 - 9:00 PM - Awards banquet

---- REGISTER NOW ----


Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside
120 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
Reservations to: 1-585-546-6400 or 1-800-333-3333 
Reservations code: Association for The Advancement of Industrial Crops
Contact the hotel by phone for the AAIC room rate:  $109 + tax (14%), US Federal employees rate $101

or make an online reservation at
Make reservations by August 25, 2016

Award Nominations and Student Travel Grants 

The AAIC calls on its members to submit nominations each year for any or all of the five different awards to be presented at the Annual Meeting. Students can apply for travel grants to attend the annual meeting. More information are provided on the Awards page. 


Abstract submission deadline June 10, 2016

Send abstracts to Dr. Efi Alexopoulou (General Crops Division chair) Indicate in your e-mail the Division in which you which to present your research (Oilseeds, General Crops, Rubber and Resins, Fiber and Cellulosics, Medicinal and Nutraceutical) and if oral or poster presentation. Acceptance letters will be sent by June 30, 2016.

Note: Abstracts in Energy or Biomass crops will be presented in the General Crops Division

Abstracts instructions:

Write the abstract in only one paragraph, single spaced, Times New Roman 12, 1” margins, with full justification.  Use SI units (kg/ha, Mg/ha, L, m, cm, g). All plant Latin names including authority must be included the first time a common name is indicated, example castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) even in the title.  The abstract must include rationale, objectives, materials and methods, results and conclusions. Include your contact information at the bottom of the page. An abstract example can be found here.

​Poster presentation 

For poster formatting instructions please see this guide.  

Special issue in Industrial Crops and Products Journal

Full manuscripts of research presented at the conference can be submitted for publication. Manuscripts must be original research articles. All articles will be peer-reviewed before publication. Deadline for submission: January 30, 2017.


24-28 September, 2016
Rochester, NY

Photo: Niagara Falls State Park