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December 14-14, 2011

WEBINAR - Enabling private sector led seed industry policy perspectives

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Iowa State University

Online at 9:30 am Eastern U.S. time - Washington, DC, United States

The three key points of the briefing include setting up a legal and regulatory framework and removing unnecessary barriers to private seed sector growth; beginning policy interventions in order to increase market capacity for the private seed industry; and requiring gov...

December 8-9, 2011

Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation 2011 - 5th International Conference

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Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport - Amsterdam, Netherlands

‘Greenstar Kanzi’ and other recent plant variety right cases; Essentially derived varieties post-Blancanieves; The Myriad case: patentability of isolated genes and native traits; Enforcement of IP rights for plant innovation in Bresil; Evaluation of the Community Plant ...

December 6-8, 2011

WORKSHOP - Nuts and Bolts of US Regulatory Dossiers for Genetically Engineered Crops

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USDA - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

USDA APHIS Center, 4700 River Road - Riverdale, MD, United States

An opportunity for public sector scientists and public and private sector crop developers to spend two days with regulatory officials and to learn the specifics of putting together an actual dossier for regulatory approval.

November 15-15, 2011

2011 Pacific Seed Association Fall Regional Workshop

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Pacific Seed Association

Northern Quest Resort & Casino - Spokane, WA, United States

November 10-18, 2011

Intellectual Property in seed business

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Wageningen University

Wageningen Business School - Wageningen, Netherlands

By linking knowledge on developments in IPR systems with business strategies, this Masterclass is unique in its kind. It provides a learning platform that crosses the disciplines of law, business administration and plant sciences.

November 7-21, 2011

SEMINARIO: ‘Derecho y Biotecnología’

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en la sede de Aliter: C/ Maestro Ripoll, 18 - Madrid, Spain

De 18.00 a 22.00 horas los días 7, 8, 14, y 21 de noviembre Programa: http://fundacion-antama.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/20111025-Aliter-analizará-los-aspectos-jurídicos-de-la-biotecnología.pdf

November 3-3, 2011

WEBINAR - Exporting Seeds

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online, 10:00 - 11:00 Central US time - Brookings, SD, United States

ISTA Sampling, ISTA Certificates and Seed Health - Are your seed lots held up at the border? Knowing and understanding the regulations helps to expedite your seeds to other countries throughout the world.

October 26-27, 2011

9th International Conference on Pests in Agriculture

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Association Française de Protection des Plantes (AFPP)

Montpellier, France

Will address the main current issues related to plant protection : locusts, pollinators, beneficials, new pests, resistance, methods of control, integrated pest management, biological control, side effects of pesticides, new active substances, reglementation.

September 21-22, 2011

European Workshop on Organic Seed Regulation

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European Consortium for Organic Plant Breeding (ECO-PB)

The Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall - Newbury, United Kingdom

The aim of the meeting is to commonly evaluate the progress made over the last few years in seed derogation policies and practices in Europe. The central question is how can we (further) harmonize regulations on a European level and create a level playing field among (g...

September 21-22, 2011

6th European Workshop on Organic Seed Regulation

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European Consortium for Organic Plant Breeding (ECO-PB)

Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm - Hamstead Marshall near Newbury, United Kingdom

July 25, 2011 - August 12, 2011

COURSE - 5th ITEC Training Program on Biotech Applications and Its Regulation

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TERI Retreat - Gual Pahari, Gurgaon, India

The objective of the course is to sensitize researchers, regulators, and policy makers on various issues in research and development in biotechnology.

July 24-27, 2011

Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA), Annual Meeting

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Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) *

St. Louis, MO, United States

July 1-31, 2011

American Association of Seed Control Officials (AASCO), Annual Meeting

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Association of American Seed Control Officials (AASCO)

Madison, WI, United States

Exact date and place to be set. Check the AASCO website.

June 23-24, 2011

Third Global Business Forum of Plant Biotechnology - Biotechforum 2011

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Rosario's Board of Trade - Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

Meet the experts and join with key players in the world of plant biotechnology.

June 5-17, 2011

Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization

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Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA)

Davis, CA, United States

Developed for international lawyers, technology managers and scientific professionals in the public sector or small-to-medium enterprises who want to understand successful U.S. models of intellectual property management.

May 9-13, 2011

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Seed Schemes - Working Group and Annual Meeting

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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Istanbul, Turkey

May 9-11, 2011

25th Meeting of the Working Group for the Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology

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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Paris, France

March 31-31, 2011

WEBINAR - Legally moving seed: U.S. Federal Act, state seed laws & labeling

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

How to properly label seed; Germination and Purity regulations/tolerances; Date of last test; Required disclosures such as treatments

March 31-31, 2011

Consultative workshop on comparators for GM plants

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European Union - European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Brussels, Belgium

Consultative workshop with scientists and risk assessors from EU Member States, industry and non-governmental organisations, to discuss its draft guidance document on the selection of comparators for the risk assessment of GM plants.



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June 18-22, 2016

133rd Annual Convention
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December 5-9, 2016

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January 28-31, 2017
Vegetable and Flower
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