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2012 Maize Genetics Conference Registration:

Registration Link:

2012 Maize Genetics Conference Registration Page


Advance meeting registration is due by January 31, 2012.

We strongly encourage you to register in advance of the meeting as pre-registration allows us to compile a list of attendees with their affiliations, pre-print nametags, and give meal guarantees.

Students who will be requesting Financial Aid, please see "Student Registration/Financial Aid" below.


Meeting registration is handled through the University of Missouri Conference Office. To register for the meeting, use the online registration link above by January 31, 2012.

Alternatively, you may print a registration form and mail or FAX it with your registration payment. The contacts are Angela Freemyer and Lindsay Kilgore; they can be reached by phone at 1-573-882-8320, via receptionist at 1-866-682-6663, by FAX at 1-573-882-1953, or by email at

Registration Fees:

Registration fees are as follows:

Advance Registration (Academic and Industry participants) $200
Emeritus/Retired attendees No Fee
Student* (see below for clarification) No Fee
Registration after January 31, 2012 $250

MaGNET Awards:

The new MaGNET Awards program will provide competitive support for attendance at the Conference, for members of underrepresented groups, as well as for faculty mentors accompanying eligible students.

Student Registration/Financial Aid:

The application deadline will be January 31, 2012.

The steering committee is soliciting federal grants and industry donations to help defray meeting costs for graduate students and for those undergraduates who are the first and presenting author of a poster or talk. The subsidy will be applied to the charges billed by Doubletree Hotel. Students will be notified by email of the amount of the subsidy about two weeks prior to the meeting. To apply, a student must:
  1. Make reservations at the Doubletree Hotel (credit card will not be charged until checkout).
  2. Register for the conference using the online meeting registration form; be sure to indicate your student status and include the requested additional information about your advisor, etc. (do not include payment for meeting registration).
Students are actively encouraged to apply for travel awards within their graduate program, college or university. If you have concerns about student financial aid or need information to assist in any local grant application, please do not hesitate to contact the conference chair, John Fowler, at

NO applications for student support received after January 31, 2012 will be considered. Please act promptly to assure that your application is received before this deadline.

Maize Meeting Announcements:

Due to increased costs associated with printing and mailing, and the ability to reach nearly all cooperators and interested attendees via electronic means, meeting announcements will be sent via email only. To ensure you receive future announcements, please make sure your contact information in MaizeGDB is current (

Important Dates
Conference Date
Start Date 15 Mar 2012
End Date 18 Mar 2012

Deadlines Date
Housing 14 Feb 2012
Registration Site 31 Jan 2012
Financial Aid 31 Jan 2012
Talk Submission Closed
Last-minute poster Closed

News & Information
Mar 12: Update. All talk and poster submissions are closed. A new final electronic abstract book is now available.
Jan 28: Pioneer, a sponsor of the 2012 Maize Genetics Conference, announces that the 2012 ASPB-Pioneer Hi-Bred Graduate Student Fellowship competition is now accepting applications.
Jan 27: MaGNET (Maize Genetics Network Enhancement via Travel) Award submission is now open.

MaizeGDB tutorial

New! MaizeGDB is offering hour long "How to" tutorials immediately before the Maize Meeting at 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00pm on Thursday, March 15, 2012.

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Meeting Organizers
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