62nd Annual SON Conference

  • 9 Jul 2023
  • 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 14 Jul 2023
  • 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • Columbus, Ohio


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


Experience the Buckeye State at the 62nd Annual Society of Nematologists on the beautiful campus of the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

The meeting will be held July 9th – 14th and will include:

  • Plenary session focused on a new generation of professional nematologists.
  • An opportunity for students and post-docs to interact with industry in a social setting.
  • Learn about the most recent scientific findings in the field of Nematology plus Symposia and Workshops focusing on:
    • The evolution of nematode resistant to environmental stress
    • Regenerative agriculture as it relates to nematology
    • Beech leaf disease
    • Where are the Webster award winners now?
    • Where to next?: A look into different career tracks in nematology
    • Nematode community analysis with NINJA
    • A guide to get the most out of attending the 2023 SON meeting
  • All breakfasts and lunches are included in the registration fee and provided at the conference hall.
  • Awards banquet on our last evening to celebrate and recognize our outstanding student scholars, the Syngenta Crop Protection Awardee, a new SON Fellow and more!

Important DEADLINE:

May 31, 2023 - Last day to book a room at the Graduate Hotel with our conference pricing.


We have arranged for a block of rooms at the Graduate Hotel. It is conveniently located in the heart of the Short North District with lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance and a short drive to campus or an easy ride on one of the complimentary bike rentals offered at the hotel. We will also be offering a complimentary shuttle bus service between the hotel and campus. Please use the reservation link below to access our group rate pricing:

Graduate Columbus – Society of Nematologists / Annual Meeting

Also, this year we able to offer a more affordable housing option for our conference attendees. Single dorm rooms on the OSU campus equipped with a private bath, XL twin bed and linens will be available for approximately $70/night (half that if you double with someone!). Make your reservation by carefully following the instructions on the SON website: SON2023 Lodging


Field Trip

Hocking Hills is the destination for nature lovers.

Located in Logan, Ohio, a visit to Hocking Hills is a great way to breathe fresh Ohio air and take in its beautiful summer scenery. The SON local arrangements committee is excited to offer an optional field trip to the destination during the conference on Wednesday, July 12th. This trip will take attendees to Hocking Hills for an afternoon of sight-seeing and hiking at their leisure. Sack lunches will be provided. There is much to explore at the park, and many opportunities to learn about the natural history of this part of Ohio.

After spending the afternoon taking in the scenic park, attendees will be transported to a local brewery, about halfway between Columbus and Logan. At the venue, guests will enjoy an evening of food, drink, and music. It is the perfect way to wrap up a day of walking, exploring, and traveling.

Guests will return to Columbus after dinner and drinks, to get some rest before returning to the conference activities the next morning. 

Family and friends are welcome on the tour!

Click to Register for Field Trip