Call for SymposiaExpression of Interest

Important dates

Call for symposia
30 September 2016
Abstract submission opens
31 October 2016
Close of symposia proposals
31 January 2017
Registration opens
March 2017
Abstract submission deadline
20 March 2017
Abstract notification to authors
1 May 2017
Early registration deadline
21 August 2017
Accommodation booking deadline
16 October 2017
20–22 November 2017


Invitation to attend

It is my pleasure to invite you to TropAg2017, the world’s leading international tropical agriculture conference, which is now approaching its second rotation. The inaugural TropAg conference, held in Brisbane, Australia, in 2015, attracted over 500 delegates from more than 15 countries, and featured more than a dozen international speakers (view the program, abstract book and conference photos).

TropAg2017 will again be in held in sunny Queensland, famed for the beautiful beaches and spectacular scenery located within a short drive from Brisbane. It will again be hosted by the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) at the University of Queensland (UQ). UQ is ranked at number 55 in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities and is in the top ten in agricultural science.

TropAg2017’s conference theme is High impact science to nourish the worldThe program has been developed by an international advisory committee representing over ten different countries, the members of which are all world leaders in their respective fields. The TropAg2017 program comprises a multitude of concurrent symposia, specialising in scientific advances in agriculture, animal, horticulture, crop and food research, and will again feature a number of world-leading keynote speakers, with many opportunities for sponsors.

Please subscribe to the conference mailing list to register your interest in attending and to receive further information as it becomes available.

On behalf of the conference organisers, we look forward to seeing you in Brisbane.

Yours sincerely

Prof Robert Henry
Chair, TropAg2017 International Advisory Committee
Professor of Innovation in Agriculture
Director of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

Who should attend?

Participants attending TropAg2017 will have the opportunity to network and learn from colleagues and other leading international scientific voices from across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the United States who are actively engaged in advancing research and raising awareness of the many challenges in the diverse field of tropical and sub-tropical agriculture and food production. The scientific program will again feature a mix of keynote speakers, invited symposia, oral presentations and poster displays, along with exhibits from many industry partners.

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