The city of Raleigh and North Carolina State University invite you to attend the 58th annual meeting of the Society of Nematologists on July 7-10, 2019. Raleigh serves as the capital of North Carolina and as a pivotal hub in the Research Triangle (www.visitraleigh.com). Known as the City of Oaks, Raleigh provides a unique blend of urban offerings and excitement nestled within a park-like setting, located just a few hours drive from the beach to the east and mountains to the west. North Carolina State University (www.ncsu.edu) in Raleigh serves as the state’s flagship land-grant university and includes a long and storied history in research, extension, and education in science and agriculture. The science and practice of nematology has thrived at NC State for more than half a century, producing some of the giants in our discipline and promoting excellence in nematology to this day.
Raleigh served as the venue for the annual SON meeting in 1988 and returns to the same site some thirty years later. The Sheraton Raleigh (www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/rdusi-sheraton-raleigh-hotel/) in downtown will serve as the meeting site and primary hotel accommodations for the 58th annual SON meeting. The Sheraton Raleigh provides easy access to many restaurants, shops, taverns, galleries and more (www.downtownraleigh.org) – all within a short walk from the hotel. Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) airport serves the Research Triangle area and is a 15-minute drive to downtown Raleigh. A variety of ground transportation options from RDU airport to downtown Raleigh are available (www.rdu.com/ground-transportation/). Travel by train to Raleigh (www.ncbytrain.org/stations/raleigh/Pages/default.aspx) from many U.S. locations is also an option since the train station (with Amtrak service) is just a few blocks from the Sheraton Raleigh in downtown.
Research Triangle Park (www.rtp.org) is one of the largest technology hubs in the United States and houses quite a number of industries with nematology programs that include SON sustaining associates – we are very fortunate to have many of our RTP industry colleagues just a 20-minute drive from Raleigh. This unique proximity has allowed us to offer a post-meeting bus tour and stops at several of our industry partners in RTP from 8am-1pm on Thursday, July 11 (includes lunch). Students and postdocs are especially encouraged to attend the post-meeting industry tour for a nominal fee. The tour passes directly by RDU airport and RDU drop-off of departing guests (or hotel return) is planned at tour’s end.
Your meeting registration includes access to all scientific sessions, the opening reception, the wine and cheese poster session, closing reception and awards banquet buffet dinner. The meeting space will have all-day beverage service (coffee, tea, juices, soft drinks) and morning and afternoon snack breaks (included in the registration fee). Please note that breakfast and lunch each day are on your own – they are not included in the meeting registration fee. As indicated above, a variety of dining options are available close to the hotel, as well as Jimmy V’s restaurant (www.jimmyvsraleigh.com) and a coffee shop within the Sheraton itself.
Please see the links above to register for the 2019 SON meeting in Raleigh. Meeting registration deadline is May 9, 2019 (after which a late fee applies). Meeting registration will be done through NC State University and not the SON website.
|Registration||Up to May 9||From May 10|
|Exhibitor Table per day||50||50|
|Exhibitor Table per day withelectricity||75||75|
|RTP Industry Tour||35||35|
|RTP Industry Tour Student and Post-docs||5||5|
Post-meeting bus tour from 8am-1pm on July 11 includes stops at several Research Triangle Park Industries with nematology programs, lunch, and transport option to RDU airport or back to Sheraton Raleigh.
A block of rooms at the SON rate of $149/night (single or double) at the Sheraton Raleigh has been reserved – book early to secure this hotel rate using the link on the Hotel tab. A list of other hotels near the Sheraton is also provided for your consideration. Hotel bookings are to be done directly with hotels and not through the SON website.
Use the tabs below to learn more about the 2019 SON Meeting.
The official @SON_nemaweb will be using the Twitter hashtag #SONemas2019 for the annual meeting, join us in using it.
See this page for information about abstract submission.
|The Local Arrangements Committee (Chair Eric (Rick) Davis) and the Program Committee (Chair, President-Elect David Bird) of SON2019 have an exciting meeting in store.
The meeting begins on Sunday, July 7 at 6pm with an opening Plenary lecture, followed by a reception. Time is set aside for students to meet the plenary lecturer in a mini “private” reception.
Overall, the program has been designed with no concurrent sessions. Apart from invited presentations, all speaking slots will be chosen based on submitted abstracts. Because there maybe more requests to talk than open slots, all speaking slots will be determined based on the abstracts. Sufficient slots are likely available for most people who wish to talk.
The 58th Society of Nematologists Annual Meeting (SON2019) will be held July 7-11, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Early “David” Bird Meeting Registration deadline is May 9, 2019.
|Abstract due date is May 31, 2019. When registering for the meeting, please pay for each attendee separately.
Student travel awards due May 22, 2019.
|Conference Hotel reservation due date for group rate is June 9 2019.|
Flying to Raleigh
Transportation to the conference hotel (Sheraton Raleigh) from RDU
Driving to the conference hotel from RDU:
Take I-40 East to Wade Avenue Exit (Dan K Moore Freeway)
Take Blue Ridge Road Exit of Dan. K. Moore Freeway and turn right onto Blue Ridge Road
Make a left off Blue Ridge Road onto Hillsborough Street (heading east)
Take Hillsborough St. past the NC State University campus all the way to downtown Raleigh
Facing the capital building, make a right off Hillsborough St. onto Salisbury Street
The Sheraton hotel is located at 421 S. Salisbury Street a few blocks away (hotel parking is $15/day)
Train & Bus to Raleigh
Driving to Raleigh
I-40 runs directly to Raleigh (Raleigh is 50 miles west of I-95)
Weather & Climate:
SHERATON RALEIGH (Meeting Site):
Raleigh Marriott City Center:
500 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Residence Inn Downtown Raleigh:
616 South Salisbury Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
2451 Alumni Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown
320 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown
600 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27603
Please wear your name badge to these events!
Please have your presentation loaded on a USB thumb drive in PowerPoint compatible with a Windows PC. All presenters should arrive for their sessions at least 20 minutes before the session starts so Session Chairs have time to load the presentations onto the computer.
A laptop will be available for presenters to preview their presentation to ensure its compatibility with the presentation computers. (Location for this is to be determined – please inquire at the registration desk.)
Industry Sponsor Exhibits:
Exhibits will be arranged for viewing throughout the meeting.
Student Travel Awards
Student Travel Award applications for SON 2019 are due May 22, 2019. The Cobb Foundation, Corteva, and Bayer Graduate Student Travel Awards are available. Thank you to the Travel Award Sponsors.
Please contact the Chair of the SON Awards Committee, Dr. Larry Duncan for questions regarding the Travel Awards.
Information and application process for Travel Awards is available in the below document
See Program Tab for Full Program and Abstract Booklet