The 12th Trienial International Society for Seed Science Organizing Committee invites you to attend the 2017 meeting being held in Monterey, California USA on 10-14 September.
Register Now! Early-Bird Registration ends on 30 June 2017
Need to submit your abstract?    Visit Abstract Submission page
Book your hotel early!    Find reservation info on the Accommodations page
The conference will be limited to 300 people
Early Registration $950 USD
($900 for ISSS members)
3 March — 30 June 2017
Regular Registration $1250 USD
($1200 for ISSS members)
1 July — 15 August 2017
Student or Post-Doc Registration
(Ph.D. must have been received within the past 6 years to qualify for conference Post-Doc rate)
$750 USD
($700 for ISSS members)
Now through 15 August 2017
Important information about conference presentations


  • In order to be considered for an oral presentation, abstract must be received by 1 June 2017.
  • Authors of abstracts selected for an oral presentation will be notified in mid-June (near 15 June); Those who accept an invitation to present an oral presentation must be registered for the conference and payment received by 30 June; If not received by this date, the invitation will be offered to another person.
  • Abstracts not selected for an oral presentation will be assigned as Poster + 1-Minute Preview (visit for presentation description).


  • POSTER Unless notified otherwise by 30 June 2017, all abstracts submitted with Poster selected as preferred presentation type are automatically accepted for presentation at the conference, within the topic area selected at abstract submission. Information about assigned poster session, poster number, etc will be provided at a later date.
  • POSTER + 1-MINUTE PREVIEW Abstracts submitted with Poster + 1-Minute Preview selected as preferred presentation type are automatically accepted for poster presentation at the conference (unless notified otherwise by 30 June 2017), within the topic area selected at abstract submission. Information about assigned poster session, poster number, etc will be provided at a later date. Due to time limitations, it may not be possible to schedule all 1-Minute Poster Preview requests. The 1-Minute Poster Preview slots will be assigned in chronological order by date of abstract submission (i.e., first come, first served). Presenters will be contacted by the latter part of July in order to inform them whether they will be presenting a 1-Minute Poster Preview talk along with their poster. Information about assigned poster session, poster number, etc. will be provided at a later date. 

Registration and Fee Payment here

Each participant must register online via this web site. Based upon your payment method (credit card or check, or Univ of Calif. account number), please select the appropriate registration form below:

(1) Credit Card or Check   USE REGISTRATION FORM A
(2) University of California Faculty, Staff or Students using a UC Recharge or Account Number   USE REGISTRATION FORM B

*Please use Form A if you are UC Faculty, Staff, or Student paying by credit card or check.

 Registration will not be final until we receive both (1) ONLINE REGISTRATION and (2) PAYMENT 

Registrants will receive an automatically-generated confirmation email message after successful registration online form submission.

Registration Policies

• Each participant must register individually.

• Payment must be received by the early-bird deadline date indicated above (30 June 2017) in order to receive the specified discounts;  Otherwise full registration fee will be charged.

• Registration fees include access to the scientific sessions including the keynote lecture, provided lunches and coffee breaks, poster sessions, in-conference tours and Seed Industry Events (off-site) on Wednesday (13 September), the Opening Welcome Reception and Evening Banquet Dinner.

• Only registered conference participants may attend daytime meeting sessions and events. Accompanying persons that paid/registered for specific social events may attend those activities. Accompanying person attendance to scientific sessions, poster sessions, breaks or conference lunches cannot be accommodated.

• In order to register as a post-doc or student and receive the discounted registration fee ($750), proof of current status needs to be submitted when registering online. Proof of post-doc or student status consists providing us a university-issued email address (via the online registration form). Your PhD must have been received within the past 6 years in order to qualify for the post-doc registration rate.

• The registration fees do not include hotel accommodations and all meals. Accommodations will need to be procured separately. Conference organizers have hotel rooms held/blocked for availability, but attendees will need to call hotels directly to reserve hotel rooms and submit payment information. Visit our Hotel Information web page for blocked hotel information; And our About Monterey web page for restaurants, activities and other local information.

• Participants are advised to procure their own travel insurance as the organizing Committee cannot assume responsibility for personal accidents, sickness, theft or property damage.

Still have questions about registration? Contact conference organizer Julie Tillman at

Refund Policy

  • Cancellation requests received via email 60 days or more before conference start date (on or before 12 July 2017): Reimbursement of registration fee paid less $150 USD administrative fee.
  • No refunds are available for cancellation requests received less than 60 days before conference start date (on or after 13 July 2017).
  • Registration substitution or transfer requests may be submitted up to 30 days (on or before 11 August 2017) before conference start date.

In the unlikely event that this program is canceled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the Seed Biotechnology Center will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Conference Invitation Letter (downloadable)