2020 OPDMC Hotel and Scholarship Deadlines

2020 OPDMC Deadlines
Hotel Reservations and Student Scholarships. 

Meeting Dates: 
Wednesday (9AM), Jan. 8, 2020 to Friday (noon), Jan. 10, 2020

Hilton Room Rate DEADLINE Dec 10

There are rooms available with either a King or 2 Double Beds for $135.00/night.
**Please note: You will be given a code at check-in to get free Wi-Fi in your room.**

Conference Registration (via PayPal)

STUDENTS ARE FREE! No need to register, you may still purchase a hard copy of the proceedings. Please email to let us know that you are coming and receive a printed name tag.

STUDENTS! Scholarship Application Deadline Fri, Dec. 20th

Industry Scholarship Sponsors

Dear industry attendees,
 
For many years, industry participants in OPDMC have been asking for a way to lend financial support the event.  Now there is a way to support both OPDMC and the next generation of IPM specialists!
 
Last year, industry contributors like you helped raise $3400 in scholarship aid to support five graduate students attend OPDMC and present their research. 2019 contributors and student recipients are listed below.
 
Continuing for 2020 is the Student Travel Scholarship Program, a merit-based scholarship application for students, in which industry contributions will be pooled and used to support the travel costs of student recipients to attend and participate in OPDMC.
 
Industry contributions will be accepted in any amount, and sponsors will be recognized in the following categories: Bronze (up to $250), Silver ($251-$500), and Gold ($500+). Contributing organizations will be recognized in the conference program, as well as in the opening and closing business meetings. 

Paypal donations accepted here.
 
The full Terms of Reference for the scholarship program are found here .  If you have any questions, or if you or your organization would like to contribute to the 2020 Scholarship fund, please email scholarship@opdmc.org.

 
Thank you,
The OPDMC Scholarship Committee:
Alix Whitener
Melissa Tesche
Emily Symmes
Travis Schoenwald
Tobin Northfield
Teah Smith
Adrian Marshall

Talk Titles deadline – Nov 1

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Deadlines loom for Talk titles (Nov 1) and abstracts (Nov 15)!

The Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference web site is active. You can access it with this link:

http://www.OPDMC.org/

I. Dates to remember for the upcoming 2020 OPDMC meeting

A. Meeting Times and Dates: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to 12:00 Noon , Friday, January 10, 2020

B. Hilton Hotel Reservations: 
 Link to reservations 

There are rooms available with either a King or 2 Double Beds for $135.00/night.
Please note: You will be given a code at check-in to get free Wi-Fi in your room.

 We will again work with the Paramount hotel across the street for overflow rooms. More information in the next announcement.

C. Due Dates

Titles – Friday Nov 1, 2019
Submit Titles

indicate the title and authorship

Abstracts – Monday, November 15, 2019
Please get titles and abstracts in soon so that we may apply for pesticide recertification credits! 

II. Conference Registration (via PayPal)
You can register via our web site:  
http://opdmc.org/home/#registration

STUDENTS ARE FREE! No need to register, you may still purchase a hard copy of the proceedings. Please email to let us know that you are coming and receive a printed name tag.

III. Student Scholarships
Applications for Students travel scholarships sponsored by our industry members have changed! Applications are now due by Dec 20th. Students don’t wait until the semester finals are over, get started early! 

Scholarship Sponsor Donations –  click here for more information if you or your  company would like to sponsor a portion of this years student travel scholarships or go directly to Donations to submit a payment via PayPal. 

2020 OPDMC Links

I. Dates to remember for the upcoming 2020 OPDMC meeting

A. Meeting Times and Dates: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to 12 Noon , Friday, January 10, 2020

B. Hilton Hotel Reservations: 
 Link to reservations There are rooms available with either a King or 2 Double Beds for $135.00/night.

**Please note: You will be given a code at check-in to get free Wi-Fi in your room.**

C. Due Dates

TITLES – Friday Nov 1, 2019
email to Submit Titles

indicate the TITLE and AUTHORSHIP

ABSTRACTS – Monday, November 15, 2019
Please get titles and abstracts in soon so that we may apply for pesticide recertification credits! 

II. Conference Registration (via PayPal)
You can register via our web site:  
http://opdmc.org/home/#registration

STUDENTS ARE FREE! No need to register, you may still purchase a hard copy of the proceedings. Please email to let us know that you are coming and receive a printed name tag.

III. Student Scholarships
Applications for Students travel scholarships sponsored by our industry members are due by Dec 20th. Students don’t wait until the semester finals are over, get started early! 

Scholarship Sponsor Donations –  click here for more information if you or your  company would like to sponsor a portion of this years student travel scholarships or go directly to Donations to submit a payment via PayPal. 

III. Etcetera Personalized Nametags: PayPal registration does not allow us to capture attendees names if these are different from the credit card holder.  i.e. someone else used their credit card to register for you.  Please email your PayPal receipt and a list of registrant names to if you would like pre-printed name tags. 

I am looking forward to seeing everyone for a great meeting in 2020.

Sincerely,

Peter McGhee
executivedirector@OPDMC.org

2020 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gary Judd completed his entire post-secondary education at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, BC, Canada, receiving an Honours B.Sc. in Marine Biology – 1979, MSc Pest Management Program – 1982, and PhD in 1987. In 1989, Gary began working at the Summerland Research and Development Centre (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada), where he continues to work in tree fruit Entomology and extension.

At Summerland, Gary met pheromone enthusiast Don Thomson. As scientist and technician, Gary and Don’s initial collaboration led to the first successful codling moth mating disruption project in Canada, and kick-started a career in tree fruit entomology.  Early research demonstrated the power of complementary technologies in managing a key pest, and for an emerging organic apple industry, it ensured successful implementation of a codling moth sterile insect programme (OK-SIR) in 1994. Dealt a semiochemical career inevitably entwined with SIT, Gary has endeavored to understand and improve this technology through many basic studies of codling moth behaviour.

Collaborations have allowed Gary to author and co-author over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, 175 extension articles and 7 Book Chapters. His Adjunct Professorship and role as Head Instructor of the Tree Fruit Pest Management course at SFU, since 1992, have allowed him to contribute to the mentorship of over 30 students and post-docs. He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Pest Management Association of B.C. and was awarded an Honorary, Lifetime Membership in the Similkameen-Okanagan Organic Producers’ Association.

When not working, which is rare, Gary spends time tinkering with and driving his ‘65 Austin Healey, enjoying time in his garden, especially that in shared exploration with his six grandchildren. In the near future Gary hopes to rekindle a passion for fly fishing between times spent traveling the world with his wife and life friend, Linda.