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: https://www.betterseed.org/membership/student-membership/ or contact Ellen Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.