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Announcing the Western Forum on Pest Management 2019

What: The Western Forum on Pest Management 2019

When: Wednesday October 23 to Friday October 25, 2019

Where: Kanata Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre, 2429 Highway 97 North, Kelowna, BC, Canada V1X 4J2

Online registration for the 2019 WFPM is available now at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/western-forum-2019-tickets-65804213173?utm_term=eventurl_text

Graduate Student Sponsorship Program for attendance at the WFPM

Background: This program provides free registration and meals for graduate students studying plant pathology or entomology at Universities located in the four western provinces. There are three travel awards for students located outside the province where the WFPM is being held; one for each of MB, SK, AB in 2019. Each award has a maximum value of $750 based on a travel budget submitted by the graduate student applicant.

Application process: A graduate student applying for a WFPM Travel Award must submit the following application documents to Robyne Bowness by email at robyne.bowness@gov.ab.ca. Tel 403-782-8023:

1) a copy of their CV; 2) a half page overview of their research project; 3) a brief budget for travel; and 4) a short recommendation letter from their supervisor.

The deadline for accepting submissions is September 30th, 2019. Travel award applications will be processed rapidly after this date to allow students time to arrange their travel.

 

WFPM Agenda

Wednesday, October 23rd (evening registration & reception),

Thursday, October 24th (WCCP & WCPD all day),

Friday, October 25th (Western Forum session, Adjournment at Noon)

 

WFPM Venue

Kanata Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre, 2429 Highway 97 North, Kelowna, BC, Canada V1X 4J2 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kanata+Kelowna+Hotel+and+Conference+Centre/@49.884836,-119.426186,15z/data=!4m8!3m7!1s0x0:0x9dfb6f99c9d79f69!5m2!4m1!1i2!8m2!3d49.884836!4d-119.426186)

When booking your room please refer to reservation code 12917 for the Western Forum on Pest Management meeting

Ph. (250) 763-0500

Toll free: 1-800-658-4404

Website: https://kanatainns.com/locations/hotel-in-kelowna-bc/?utm_source=local&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=gmb

Hotel rate:

$105/night + tax for standard room

We encourage all attendees to use the Kanata Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre for accommodation.

The block of hotel rooms at a preferred rate will be released after September 23, 2019, so please book right away to ensure that you get a room at the best rate at the meeting hotel.