Registration is now open for Plant Biology 2020

Registration is now open for Plant Biology 2020, which will be held July 25-29 in Washington, DC. Mark your calendars: early bird rates will end on April 17, 2020.


Did you know? ASPB members get heavily discounted registration rates (learn more and join here); and members of underrepresented minority groups may apply for a special travel grant. Grant applications are due January 29.


Plant Biology 2020 offers everything you’ve come to expect from the premier annual plant biology conference:

  • Exciting plenary sessions. This year’s topics include:
    • Genome Editing
    • Defining the Phenotype
    • Epigenetic Inheritance and Reprogramming in Plants
    • Navigating Science Policy: Effective Advocacy for Science
  • A great lineup of workshops, including both community-driven and ASPB-organized events
  • Ample opportunities to connect with colleagues, collaborators, and friends from your plant biology community
  • Subsidized on-site childcare, and discounted room rates at the official conference hotel
  • A focus on science policy and advocacy
  • Special networking events


Dates to Remember:

Registration and hotel booking sites are open now!

  • January 29: Application deadline for Recognition Travel Awards
  • February 20: Deadline for abstract submission to be considered for a talk
  • April 17: Early bird registration deadline
  • June 19: Deadline for poster presentations to receive a poster number
  • July 17: Deadline for abstract submissions to be included in the meeting app
  • July 25-29: Plant Biology 2020 in Washington, DC


For Plant Biology 2020 updates, join our Plantae Network, follow #plantbio20 on Twitter, and keep an eye out for the program and other details at

We are looking forward to seeing you in ASPB’s home base of Washington, DC in August!


The Plant Biology 2020 Program Committee

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