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Policy & Leadership Development Conference 2019

Jun 15, 2019 12:00pm -
Jun 19, 2019 11:30am


Event Description

ASTA’s newest event experience began in June of 2018. We reinvented the former Annual Convention into something new – an immersive, collaborative experience across multiple generations, connecting and learning about today’s key policy issues, called the Policy & Leadership Development Conference (PLDC). We traveled together on learning journeys - with opportunities to learn in the field rather than the session room, meeting a variety of new colleagues along the way.  We heard from top industry leaders and government officials to give us insights into how our business is being regulated, legislated, and the barriers we can work together to overcome. We saw quick, crucial “PL/DC Lightning Talks” on everything from gaining and retaining talent at your business to the reason why ASTA’s work matters to regional seed companies. Together, we started laying the ground work to prepare our industry – and our industry’s future leaders – for what lies ahead as we navigate a year of transition in our business.

Join us this June in Denver, as we continue this work to reach "New Frontiers" and shape the future of the seed industry.


A special welcome to students!

By virtue of generous ASTA student membership sponsors, students may apply for a complimentary ASTA student membership, and register for PLDC for free! Visit this link to become a student member: or contact Ellen Zimmerman at for further assistance.

Event Type:Conference
Category:Annual Membership Meeting
Early registration ends on May 23, 2019.
Regular registration starts on May 24, 2019 and ends on Jun 18, 2019.
Late registration starts on Jun 19, 2019.
(GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Full Delegate
Member Fee: $449.00$549.00$549.00
Non-Member Fee: $849.00$949.00$949.00
 Full Delegate: Gov't./Univ
Member Fee: $449.00$549.00$549.00
Non-Member Fee: $449.00$549.00$549.00
 Emerging Leader Registration (5 yrs. or less in industry)
Member Fee: $250.00$299.00$299.00
Non-Member Fee: $350.00$399.00$399.00
 Spouse/Family Guest
Member Fee: $259.00$299.00$299.00
Non-Member Fee: $549.00$549.00$549.00
 Spouse/Family Guest: Gov't./Univ
Member Fee: $259.00$299.00$299.00
Non-Member Fee: $259.00$299.00$299.00