Plant Biology 2019 – Know Before you Go


  • Go to the Plant Biology Meeting Network on Plantae, log in/sign up and fill out your profile, and check out the latest conversations.
  • Bring an electronic copy of your CV if you plan to visit the Career Center!
  • Download the conference app! Search for “CROWDCOMPASS ATTENDEEHUB” in the Apple or Google Play store for access to all information about Plant Biology 2019. Open the app and search for “PLANT BIOLOGY 2019” then select and tap Download
  • Connect with other attendees through social media! Follow @ASPB@ASPBPlantBioMtg and @plantae_org and #PlantBio19 on Twitter.

How to Navigate the Conference

Conference location – The full conference program will take place in the San Jose Convention Center 

  • Major Symposia – Grand Ballroom 220 
  • Concurrent Symposia – LL21AB,  LL21C, LL21D, LL20A, LL20D
  • Posters – Hall 2
    • E-Poster Zone – Hall 2 (But they can be accessed from any device, anywhere using this link!)
  • Exhibits – Hall 2
  • #ASPBForward Innovation Pavilion – Hall 2
  • Plantae Job Board and Career Mentoring – Hall 1 Lobby
  • Speaker Ready Room | Room 111 – All speakers need to check-in to the speaker ready room to upload and preview their presentations 24-hours before the beginning of their session. Please find the Speaker Ready Room hours listed below:
    • Saturday, August 3       8:00AM – 6:30PM
    • Sunday, August 4         7:30AM – 5:30PM
    • Monday, August 5         7:30AM – 5:30PM
    • Tuesday, August 6         7:30AM – 5:30PM
    • Wednesday, August 7    7:30AM – 9:30AM


The registration desk is located in the Hall 2 Lobby of the San Jose Convention Center. Conference registration and information will be open during the following days/times:

  • Friday, August 2nd                  2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 3rd              8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 4th                8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Monday, August 5th                8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 6th               8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 7th         8:30 AM – 11:30 AM


Saturday, August 3  

  • 6:15 pm-7:30 pm – Opening Reception in the Hall

Sunday, August 4

  • 7:00 am-7:00 pm – Posters Open
  • 11:00 am-7:00 pm – Exhibit Hall Open
  • 2:45 pm-3:15 pm – Coffee in the Exhibit Hall
  • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm – Exclusive Poster Session & Exhibit Hall Reception

Monday, August 5

  • 7:00 am-7:00 pm – Posters Open
  • 11:00 am-7:00 pm – Exhibit Hall Open
  • 2:45 pm-3:15 pm – Coffee in the Exhibit Hall
  • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm – Exclusive Poster Session & Exhibit Hall Reception

Tuesday, August 6

  • 11:00 am-3:00 pm – Exhibit Hall Open

Visit the new Innovation AveNEW in the hall that has a row of start up companies who have a product to share with the global plant community!

Unsolicited Housing and Attendee List Solicitations

Please Beware of Unauthorized Hotel and Attendee Solicitations!

With the conference approaching, we have noticed an increase in the number of spam emails coming in.

Please disregard all other emails soliciting attendee lists for sale or otherwise. These are spam emails and should be deleted.

Event App

  • Go to the App Store or Play Store
  • Search for “CROWDCOMPASS ATTENDEEHUB” and download the app
  • Open the app and search for “PLANT BIOLOGY 2019” then select and tap Download



Childcare at the plant biology meeting is partially supported by a donation from the estate of Eli Romanoff. ASPB contracts with a national bonded child care provider to be onsite at the convention center. You must be a registered attendee to use this service.  You can provide the details of the times/dates after you have registered and any at time before the meeting. If you have any questions regarding childcare please contact

Learn More About Childcare Here

Bookmark these events!

#ASPBForward Innovation Pavilion – open during all conference hours! 

This is your one-stop shop to get questions answered.  See the schedule online for exciting meet ups and topical conversation circles in the Pavilion and on the Innovation Stage, also located there!  Take a selfie with your friends at the Selfie Station, come see some demonstrations, or just hang out with ASPB staff here!

The Town Hall – Tuesday 5:30 pm – 230A

What are your questions, ideas, suggestions and feedback about ASPB and our efforts to support the community? What do we do well, and where do we need to improve? What do we need to know about you? Are there innovations from other organizations that we could learn from and implement? ASPB’s leadership, the journal editors in chief, and staff will be on hand and are looking forward to the dialog.

PB2020 Forum – Tuesday 7:00 am – 230A

Share your ideas for sessions and topics for Plant Biology 2020 at the #PlantBio20 open forum on Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00 a.m. Room 230A – coffee will be served.


Join us at the Forager, off site at 420 S 1st St, for our annual Closing Party on Tuesday evening from 8:00pm – 11:30pm. There will be music, food, drinks and fun!

Bringing a guest?  

Purchase guest tickets on-site at registration until Tuesday, August 6th at 5:30pm.


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