Program Outline

10 September, Sunday 

Guest Arrival
1:00 - 6:00 PM - Registration

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Crop Germplasm Committee Meeting

4:00 - 5:00 PM - AAIC Board of Directors Meeting

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Poster set-up

6:00 - 9:00 PM - Social and welcome reception, poster viewing

11 September, Monday

8:00 AM -12:00 PM - Plenary presentations
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Field trip (USDA-ARS NCRPIS, BioCentury Research Farm)

12 September, Tuesday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Oral presentations, Division Meetings

13 September, Wednesday

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Oral presentations, Division Meetings
12:00 - 1:20 PM - General Membership Luncheon Meeting

4:00 - 5:00 PM - AAIC Board of Directors Meeting

5:30 - 8:30 PM - Banquet and Awards

Registration Rates*

Through July 10, 2017After July 10, 2017

*includes 3 lunches, banquet dinner and tours

**includes tours and banquet dinner only


Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014
Phone: 515-292-8600
Toll Free: 800-FOR-AMES (800-367-2637)
Fax: 515-268-2224

Online reservations: Federal employees; Non-Federal (Others)
AAIC rates start at $126+tax for non-federal attendees, Federal per diem rooms are available; AAIC rates valid Sept. 10-13 only.

Make reservations by August 13, 2017

The conference flyer is also available for download.

Other travel information

Des Moines International Airport
Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau
Iowa State University
Boone Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

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 17, 2017

Send abstracts to Dr. Roque Evangelista ( 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 through June 15, 2017.

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.  

Conference tours


September 10-13, 2017

Photo: Niagara Falls State Park