Welcome to the 1st International Wheat Congress


Abstract submission

The Local and International Organizing Committee cordially invite you to participate in the 1st International Wheat Congress with an oral or poster presentation. Posters and presentations will be categorized into one of six themes. Authors are encouraged to select the most appropriate category for their abstract. Two poster sessions will be held during the Congress, allowing ample time for interaction with authors. All submissions will be organized by the International Organizing Committee and following blind peer-review, authors will be notified of acceptance as either an oral or poster presentation. Authors will be notified no later than March 15th, 2019.

In the unlikely event that an author does not receive notification, please contact the Congress Secretariat immediately. Please note that we have to limit the number of submissions per registered participant to maximum one oral contribution and one poster contribution. One of the guiding principles of the local and International Organizing Committees is to promote gender, geographic and ethnic diversity of speakers, and to facilitate the development of students, early career scientists, and scientists from developing countries.

We encourage authors to select the most appropriate category. Students are especially encouraged to consider submitting an abstract, and will have the opportunity to compete for Symposium awards.

Please note that we will allow only contributions in the final program from those participants with confirmed registration and completed payment. We encourage participants to register early and secure their hotel accommodations as soon as possible. Also, be sure to sign up to our email list to receive news and updates about the 1st International Wheat Congress delivered directly to your inbox.  


The registration for the First International Wheat Congress is now open! Book early to take advantage of the Early-Bird pricing by registering before April 30th, 2019. You registered for the congress, now book your accommodation at the special delegate rates! Check out the various hotels and rates on our website.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are permitted until May 21, 2019. Registrants will receive a full refund less a $100 administrative fee. Cancellations must be submitted in writing no later than May 21, 2019 by email to secretariat@2019iwc.ca.

Registrants wishing to cancel after May 21, 2019 will not be eligible for any refund. Substitutions from the same organization are permitted and must be submitted in writing to the same e-mail by May 21, 2019.

Letter of Invitation

The Organizing Committee can provide a letter of invitation to those who require one for visas or other related administrative reasons. This letter aims to only assist participants for their travel to Canada and does not imply any commitment for the Organizing Committee to provide financial support.

To receive a Letter of Invitation, delegates must first register for the Congress and letters will only be issued to attendees who have paid for their registration in full. Please be advised that the Secretariat requires 2-3 business days to process visa invitation letters. It is recommended you start your visa application at least 6 weeks before the event you wish to attend. In the case of payment not made with a credit card, the Secretariat needs to verify the registration payment has been received before providing a letter.

Please note that cancellations after the pre-registration cutoff may result in a partial or full cancellation fee. A visa invitation letter is no guarantee to receive a visa and it is the sole responsibility of the attendee to contact the embassy or consulate to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry into the country. The Secretariat reserves the right to refuse requests for visa invitation letters submitted less than 6 weeks prior to the event.

* Please note: for visa application denials, the cancellation policy will be extended by 30 days to June 21, 2019 and you must provide a copy of the visa denial letter to receive your refund.


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