We look forward to seeing you in London!

The below guides provide information on things to do and sightseeing in London: 

*Registration deadline: August 20, 2018*

Registration Rates (in U.S. currency)

Prior to July 10, 2018

After July 10, 2018










Guest (tours and banquet only)



Conference Agenda

September 23 (Sunday)

Registration and Poster Set Up (4 PM)
Opening Reception (7 PM)

September 24 (Monday)

Plenary Session (8 AM – 12 PM)
eynote Speakers

  • Michael Faba, Project manager for Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
  • Dr. John Dutcher, Professor of Physics, Senior Canada Research Chair in Soft Matter and Biological Physics, and Director of the Nanoscience program at the University of Guelph.
  • Dr. Suresh Narine, Professor, Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry at Trent University and Director of the Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research.
  • Dave Park, President of the Cellulosic Sugar Producer’s Co-operative.
  • Andrew Richard, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Comet Biorefining

​Technical Tours (12 PM – 5 PM)

  • StormFisher Environmental.  StormFisher owns and operates a 2.85 MW biogas facility in London, Ontario that converts up to 100,000 tonnes of organic waste each year into renewable energy and organic-based fertilizer.
  • Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm.  Ramblin’ Road is Ontario’s first and only Brewery Farm that grows the ingredients used to make a variety of products, ranging from kettle chips to premium craft beer.
  • Ginseng and Medicinal Herb Farms.  A visit to a working farm that grows a variety of plants having medicinal uses.

September 25 (Tuesday)

Technical Sessions (8 AM to 4 PM)

  • General Crops and Products
  • Fiber and Cellulosic Crops
  • Medicinal & Nutraceutical Plants
  • Natural Rubber and Resins
  • Oilseeds

September 26 (Wednesday)

Technical Sessions (8 AM to 4 PM)

  • General Crops and Products

  • Fiber and Cellulosic Crops

  • Medicinal & Nutraceutical Plants

  • Natural Rubber and Resins

  • Oilseeds

AAIC Awards and Closing Banquet (7 PM)


DoubleTree by Hilton 
300 King Street
London, Ontario N6B 1S2

Click here for online reservations (AAIC group rate)
Special room rates have been arranged for this event. Make your reservations by
Aug. 26, 2018. AAIC rates valid Sept. 22-27, 2018 only. 

**Accommodation at DoubleTree on Sept. 22, 2018 for participants who will arrive early is not guaranteed. Conference attendees who are arriving early may have to find accommodation at another hotel for that night. A list of nearby hotels are below:


There are several area airports serving London. The approximate distances to the conference venue are below .  

London (YXU) - 15km ; Hadfield (YZR) - 95km ;Waterloo (YKF) - 108km; Hamilton (YHM) - 125km.

The larger airports are Pearson International (YYZ) -178 km and Detroit (DTW) - 228 km with US-Canada border crossing. 


*Abstract submission for the 2018 AAIC Annual Meeting is now closed*

Send abstracts to Dr. Jim Todd (jim.todd@ontario.ca). 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. 

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.  

AAIC Student Travel Grants

*Application for travel support is now closed*

AAIC will award (5) $1,000 travel grants to students conducting research with industrial crops.  One travel award ($1,000) will be given to each of the standing divisions in AAIC.  Applications should include: a brief application letter stating the student's current research and career goals, an abstract of the research being presented, and a letter of support from their major professor. 

The selected students will be required to give a 20 minute oral presentation during a division technical session at the annual conference. The student will be reimbursed for lodging and travel expenses up to $1,000 to attend the current annual AAIC meeting. 

Mail applications for the student travel grant to:

Dr. Roque Evangelista
USDA-ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
1815 N. University St.
Peoria , IL 61604 
Phone: (309) 681-6312 
Fax: (309) 681-6524
Email: Roque.Evangelista@ars.usda.gov

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