Welcome to the 2014 International Poplar Symposium VI (IPS VI)
If you plan on attending this symposium in July 2014 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, please click here to pre-register (no payment is necessary at this time).
Schedule of Events
On Sunday afternoon and evening (20 July, 2014) we welcome participants to UBC for registration and an informal reception.
From Monday (21 July, 2014) through Wednesday (23 July, 2014) we hold our International Poplar Symposium VI. We focus on the theme “Domestication of Populus and Salix: How far have we come, and how far do we still have to go?” and address topics dealing with poplar and willow genetics, genomics, physiology, pests & pathology, environmental applications and management applications.
On Tuesday night (22 July, 2014) we hold our banquet at the UBC campus.
Participants may also register for the following activities:
During the Symposium the spouses’ program will explore the many beautiful sites in and around Vancouver.
1. Fraser Valley Field Tour - Thursday (24 July, 2014) – From UBC we travel to the eastern Fraser Valley. We will visit trials and plantations along the way and spend time discussing the importance of the free-flowing Fraser River system to the genecology of our extensive natural black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa) and willow (Salix) populations.
2. Interior Circle Tour - Friday (25 July, 2014) through Sunday (27 July, 2014). The Circle Tour will commence immediately following the end of the Fraser Valley Field Tour and will return to Vancouver.
We are planning to provide a shuttle service from and to Vancouver for those of you who would like to join the Interior Circle Tour only and for others who would like to return to Vancouver after the Fraser Valley Field Tour.
Registration for the symposium and accompanying activities will open later in December of 2013. People who have pre-registered and all contacts on our mailing list will be notified through an email when registration is open.
Cees (“Case”) van Oosten
Chair – Organizing Team IPS VI
℅ SilviConsult Woody Crops Technology Inc.
IPS VI Registration Services Coordinator
c/o Conferences and Accommodation at UBC