Registration and Abstracts Are OPEN for Phenome 2020!

The survey results are in, and over 88% of Phenome 2019 attendees would recommend this conference to their colleagues! So we are pleased to invite you to the fourth annual Phenome conference, Phenome 2020, which will be held from February 24-27, 2020 at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ.

You asked and we listened: To encourage your participation we’ve moved Phenome 2020 to Tucson’s bustling downtown area and secured affordable housing accommodations with the surrounding hotels for as low as $92 a night.

Register soon to stay current on developments in phenomics and to learn how phenomics fits into your research. Computer scientists, engineers, plant biologists, ecologists, agronomists, and representatives from U.S. federal agencies will meet at Phenome 2020 in a rich networking environment aimed at stimulating collaboration and innovation. Phenome 2020 will also feature cutting-edge presentations from preeminent scientists from around the world. Submit your abstract by December 5, 2019 to be considered for a talk!

And if that’s not enough to convince you to register, here’s more:

  • The Digital Phenotyping Workshop is back for Phenome 2020. Don’t miss this pre-conference opportunity to get hands-on experience processing data from state-of-the-art image-based phenotyping technologies with domain experts. Attendees can also tour the S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, in Maricopa, and see the TERRA-REF field-scanning system, the largest in North America.
  • Genomes to Fields is a publicly initiated and led maize research initiative to catalyze and coordinate research linking genomics and predictive phenomics. The long-term goal is to develop knowledge, tools and technologies that sustainably improve plant productivity. This year’s workshop at Phenome 2020 seeks to update the community about work currently underway as part of this effort and to welcome presentations from individuals working in the fields of engineering, computer science, modeling and related sciences as they relate to plant phenomics.
  • Back by popular demand the University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Research Center and USDA Arid Lands Agricultural Research Center Field Trip will highlight the close collaboration between the University of Arizona and the USDA-ARS at Maricopa, AZ. Field trip attendees will tour the research station and the TERRA-REF field-scanning system, the largest field scanner system in North America.


  • NEW in 2020: Bayer Crop Science Global Breeding Protected Culture Site Field Trip will showcase Bayer’s large-scale application of high throughput plant growth and phenomics technologies to corn production in protected culture. A guided tour of the seven-acre facility will be led by the researchers doing the work every day. Tour highlights will include imaging, automation systems, sensor networks and supporting infrastructure.


  • Phenome 2020 will host the International Plant Phenotyping Network at this year’s meeting. This will bring world leaders in the discipline and provide a fantastic opportunity to network with new colleagues and potential collaborators.


Don’t delay! Registration fees increase after early bird registration ends on December 5, 2019, and spaces are limited, so sign up soon!

Stay in the Loop:

To make sure you don’t miss out on news and information related to Phenome 2020, please:

The annual Phenome conference series was established by ASPB in collaboration with the National Plant Science Council and the North American Plant Phenotyping Network; it is powered by ASPB’s Meeting & Event Solutions.


See you in Tucson!

The Phenome 2020 Steering Committee

Jennifer Clarke, Chair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nathan Springer, Past Chair, University of Minnesota

Ivan Baxter, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, Iowa State University

Chris Topp, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Alina Zare, University of Florida

April Agee-Carroll, Bayer US

Seth Murray, Texas A&M University

David Ertl, Iowa Corn

Leave a Comment