On behalf of the Organizing Committee for the 12th Triennial International Society for Seed Science (ISSS), we invite your organization to join in sponsoring our 2017 meeting being held in Monterey, CA USA on 10-14 September, 2017.

This meeting is being held in the U.S. for the first time since 1989 and will bring the top international seed scientists to interact with the U.S. and California seed industry.

The International Society for Seed Science (ISSS) is a professional organisation of seed scientists, committed to fostering and promoting research, education and communication in the scientific understanding of seeds, in all aspects, pure and applied, from molecular biology to ecology.

The triennial ISSS conference aims to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on seed science and the development of new scientific collaborations. It encompasses the latest research progress in key areas, including: seed development, dormancy, germination, stress tolerance, germplasm preservation, seed ecology, and seed biotechnology to improve seed quality.

ISSS 2017 meeting highlights:

  • Conference being held at the iconic Monterey Plaza Hotel, centrally located on beachfront property along Monterey Bay’s historic and vibrant Cannery Row
  • Four days of oral presentations, themed sessions of invited talks by domestic and international professionals from the public sector and industry to discuss the latest developments in seed science
  • Invited speakers and contributed oral and poster sessions
  • Evening Opening Reception
  • Evening Gala Banquet

Special Seed Industry Events in Salinas
Wednesday, September 13
Morning tours will be arranged for conference participants to visit sites of interest in the Salinas Valley region. Tours will be followed by a catered lunch, afternoon Trade Show and Career Fair, and evening Seed Central networking event and presentation or discussion panel, all in Salinas.

Sponsor contributions will be used to help offset costs of facilities, refreshments, meals, conference fees and graduate student/invited speaker travel in order to deliver a top-notch, professional conference. We have created several levels of sponsorship funding, each with attractive benefits (please see below). We encourage sponsorship from both public and commercial sectors.

We look forward from hearing from you, and hope that you can lend your support to this very important group and meeting. We will be happy to coordinate your sponsorship. For more information, please contact Julie Tillman at jtillman@ucdavis.edu or (530) 752-4733.

Interested in sponsoring the 12th Triennial ISSS Conference?


Kent Bradford, UC Davis
Susan DiTomaso, UC Davis
Julie Tillman, UC Davis
Sponsor Banquet or Opening  Reception Dinner*
Sponsor a conference lunch*
Sponsor a conference session*
Complimentary conference registration
(2 individuals)

(1 individual)
Host table at Trade Show and Career Fair and Seed Central event
(Wednesday, 13 Sept • Salinas, CA)
Displayed by name and logo (with web link to company website) in conference mobile app, printed and online programs, web site, and sponsor poster(s) or signs at conference

*Lunch, dinner and conference session sponsors will be recognized in relevant sections of printed and online conference programs.

We appreciate your committment to the seed science community, to ISSS and to making our 2017 triennial conference a great success! We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

For inquiries about the meeting or meeting arrangements, please contact our 2017 co-organizer Julie Tillman (jtillman@ucdavis.edu)