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:

Registration is closed

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:

  • All breakfasts, breaks 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!

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. Unfortunately, room block pricing is no longer available.

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


SON2023 - Program Highlights.pdf

Field Trip (optional)

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