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CSS 2016 & Seed Expo

Dec 05, 2016 08:00am -
Dec 09, 2016 10:30am


Event Description

ASTA's CSS 2016 & Seed Expo is America's largest seed industry conference, bringing together more than 3,000 seed industry professionals for unparalleled networking and education each year. The Seed Expo also features more than 150 companies offering a variety of services and products to help make your business more efficient and effective. 

ASTA offers complimentary registration for students with proof of student ID and Thursday, December 8 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 necessry). 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. If you have a large group of employees to register, feel free to send your list, including name, title, email address and phone number for each person, to and we will be happy to register your group for you.

Among the registration options is the opportunity to support the First - the Seed Foundation as you register. Your donation would support this amazing organization's efforts to promote the value of seed and seed-related careers to help create the next generation of our industry. Please consider registering with this option.

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, Swissotel Chicago, Fairmont Chicago or Sheraton 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. Any reservations for non-registrants found within any ASTA room blocks at the above hotels will be converted to standard rates. 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 2016 & Seed Expo website or send a request to

Early registration and cancellation with refund ends Nov 15, 2016. 

For more conference information, click here.

Event Type:Conference
Category:Annual Membership Meeting
Early registration ends on Nov 15, 2016.
Regular registration starts on Nov 16, 2016 and ends on Dec 08, 2016.
Late registration starts on Dec 09, 2016.
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Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Red - Full Delegate
Member Fee: $375.00$450.00$450.00
Non-Member Fee: $750.00$825.00$825.00
 Orange One-Day Reg
Member Fee: $199.00$250.00$250.00
Non-Member Fee: $399.00$450.00$450.00
 Brown - Expo Pass
Member Fee: $100.00$100.00$100.00
Non-Member Fee: $100.00$100.00$100.00
 Red - Govt/Univ Delegate
Member Fee: $375.00$450.00$450.00
Non-Member Fee: $375.00$450.00$450.00
 Purple One Day Registration: G/U
Member Fee: $199.00$239.00$239.00
Non-Member Fee: $199.00$239.00$239.00
 Red - Full Conference Delegate FTSF
Member Fee: $475.00$550.00$550.00
Non-Member Fee: $850.00$925.00$925.00
 Black - Networking Only
Member Fee: $50.00$50.00$50.00
Non-Member Fee: $50.00$50.00$50.00
 Red - Spouse/Family Guest
Member Fee: $50.00$75.00$75.00
Non-Member Fee: $75.00$100.00$100.00