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Registration deadline: Friday, August 14 2015

US: International Trials Conference: biennial cutting-edge conference, focused on research and techniques of plant trialing

The International Trials Conference, to be held Monday, August 24 - Thursday,
August 27, in Portland, Oregon, closes its registration for all attendees on Friday, August 14. The deadline applies to industry professionals, students, and media. The biennial cutting-edge conference, focused on the latest research and
techniques of trialing annual, perennial and woody plants, is hosted in Portland this year only, before relocating for 2017.

The conference registration fee is $449. Student attendees have a special registration rate of $199. Registration includes Welcome Reception at the Lan Su Gardens, All-Day Conference at the Benson Hotel on Tuesday, Tours and Transportation on Wednesday, Seminars at Farwest on Thursday, and 3-Day Expo Pass.

The conference and tour is open to all industry professionals who have interest in plant trialing. Registration is required and available at For questions and immediate information, email [email protected]. High-visibility corporate sponsorship packages are available to support the 2015 International Trials Conference. Contact Allan Niemi at Farwest, [email protected], for details.

The International Trials Conference dovetails into the 2015 Farwest Show, scheduled for August 27-29. The trials conference, attended by plant professionals and industry leaders from around the world, convenes biannually to share ideas
on evaluation strategies, develop trialing standards, and explore the plant characteristics demanded by plant buyers and growers. Its ongoing mission is to encourage the creation of universal evaluation criteria and collaboration among plant
trial locations, resulting in more meaningful trial data.

Over the course of four days, industry experts with first hand perspectives will cover a range of plant trialing topics touching on trial gardens, data collection, edibles breeding, quality issues, trials in Asia, trial impacts on plant marketing, and more. A complete list of schedules, speakers, and topics is available at

For more information
Oregon Association of Nurseries
Allan Niemi, Director of Events
T: 503-582-2005503-582-2005 

Tom Kegley Communications
Tom Kegley
T: 843-991-4366843-991-4366
[email protected]

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