***INTERNATIONAL IUFRO-CTIA 2008 JOINT CONFERENCE - QUEBEC CITY, CANADA,
The Executive Committee is pleased to invite you to attend the 2008 Joint
Conference of the IUFRO Working Groups 2.04.01 (Population, ecological and
conservation genetics) and 2.04.10 (Genomics), along with the Canadian Tree
Improvement Association (CTIA) that will be held in QUEBEC CITY, AUGUST
24-29, 2008, including satellites activities and workshops. It will be
hosted by Laval University and its partners, under the theme Adaptation,
Breeding and Conservation in the Era of Forest Tree Genomics and
The conference venue (Loews Le Concorde) is located near the beautiful
Battle Fields, the St-Lawrence River and the historical city.
***CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS include David Neale (USA) and Antoine Kremer
(France); other confirmed invited speakers are Thomas Byram (USA), Yousry
El-Kassaby (Canada), Matias Kirst (USA), and Antje Rohde (Belgium). More to
The IUFRO-CTIA main conference event will be held from Monday, August 25
to Thursday, August 28.
The CTIA Working Groups on Tree Seeds and Wood Quality will hold their
workshops on Monday, August 25.
The first Arborea-Treenomix Joint Workshop on spruce genomics will be held
on Monday, August 25.
The 2nd CONFORGEN Conference will be held on Friday, August 29.
***CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND CALL FOR PAPERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE at
the IUFRO-CTIA 2008 website (http://www.iufro-ctia2008.ca).***
The site also provides additional information on accommodation, on-line room
booking, main conference program, workshops and field trips.
***IMPORTANT DATES: ***
- CALL FOR PAPERS SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2008.
- EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2008.
Looking forward to see you in Quebec City next summer,
The Executive Committee,
Jean BOUSQUET, Laval University
Jean BEAULIEU, Canadian Forest Service
Andre RAINVILLE, Ministere des Ressources Naturelles et de la Faune du
John MACKAY, Laval University