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CSS 2018 & Seed Expo

Dec 03, 2018 08:00am -
Dec 06, 2018 06:00pm


Event Description

ASTA’s CSS 2018 & Seed Expo, America’s largest seed industry conference, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago December 3 – 6, 2018. We have a VERY exciting update in store for you this year!

With the advent of beacon data technology that was deployed in 2017, ASTA has utilized this wealth of information to create a brand-new redesign of our exhibit and show areas and new additions to our programming. Check out the new Seed Expo floor plan, new VIP registration benefits for full-delegate registrations, and the conference schedule for a peek at all that’s in store for you this year!

ASTA offers complimentary registration for students with proof of student ID and Thursday, December 6 will feature an entire track of student programming, including an interactive student poster presentation lunch reception. Contact ASTA at for information on student registration and/or if you would like to present a poster.

Registration Details:

  • Click "Register for this Event" below to get started. Login using your business email address and password (or click to retrieve your password if necessary). NOTE: Each registrant must be logged in under their own name. Do NOT register one person and "add guests" for additional registrants; this will prevent badges from being printed correctly and will cause information to go missing in the Attendee Roster. If one company representative is registering multiple people, please login separately for each person with their own email and password in order to ensure you receive the correct registration rate. 
  • Be sure to REVIEW THE NEW 2018 REGISTRATION BENEFITS for full delegate registrants only, to make the best selection for how to get the best ROI for your participation in the conference.
  • If you have a large group of employees to register, please send a spreadsheet of your group, completing all required demographic fields for each person, to and we will be happy to register your group for you.

Exhibitors: Please use the Booth Personnel Registration form in order to register your delegates, rather than using this online process, in order to redeem your exhibitor registration benefits.

Registration is required prior to reserving hotel rooms within the ASTA room blocks at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and Swissotel Chicago. Your online registration confirmation email will link you directly to the Hyatt Regency Chicago, our headquarter hotel, for reservations within the discounted ASTA block.  Registration allows you to use the ASTA discounted hotel room block ($157 per night), which also includes discounted parking at the hotel, and group block gift distributions. Non-registrant hotel rates will be $50 higher per night and will not have access to related ASTA services, nor will non-registrants be included in the Attendee Roster of participants. For those who are attending for business meetings alone, please choose the "Networking Only" rate for your registration type, which provides a cost advantage over non-ASTA block hotel rates. PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SPAM FILTER and whitelist the email address in order to be sure you receive your email confirmation of your registration.

If you prefer to register using a printed form, visit to access the CSS 2018 & Seed Expo website or send a request to

Early registration and cancellation with refund ends Nov 15, 2018. 

For more conference information, click here.

Event Type:Conference
Category:Annual Membership Meeting
Early registration ends on Nov 15, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Nov 16, 2018 and ends on Dec 07, 2018.
Late registration starts on Dec 08, 2018.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 BW Full Conference Delegate
Member Fee: $375.00$450.00$450.00
Non-Member Fee: $750.00$825.00$825.00
 Y.O.Y. One-Day Registration
Member Fee: $199.00$250.00$250.00
Non-Member Fee: $399.00$450.00$450.00
 BRN Expo Pass
Member Fee: $100.00$100.00$100.00
Non-Member Fee: $100.00$100.00$100.00
 BW Govt/Univ Delegate
Member Fee: $375.00$450.00$450.00
Non-Member Fee: $375.00$450.00$450.00
 Y.O.Y. One Day Registration: G/U
Member Fee: $199.00$239.00$239.00
Non-Member Fee: $199.00$239.00$239.00
 BLK Networking Only
Member Fee: $100.00$100.00$100.00
Non-Member Fee: $100.00$100.00$100.00
 BW Spouse/Family Guest
Member Fee: $50.00$75.00$75.00
Non-Member Fee: $75.00$100.00$100.00