Semi-Annual Meeting 2021

We look forward to hosting you!

Registration is now open for our Semi-Annual Meeting! The meeting will be held virtually with sessions held November 15-17. A number of important discussions concerning the strategic direction of the organization and key policy files will be discussed. We would appreciate your input and hope you are able to join us! This event is an opportunity to connect with colleagues in the sector, engage with the latest industry issues, and get to know the Seeds Canada staff, Board and Members.

The meeting will be held on our event platform. Below is an outline of the meeting. Please note that this is in development and sessions are subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact Krista Erickson at kerickson@seeds-canada.ca . 

This is your Seeds Canada – let’s see what we can grow, together! 

All sessions will be held on our dynamic events platform. Here, you will be able to access materials, network with colleagues and attend the events virtually! Please ensure you are registered by November 12 as there may be a delay in accessing the platform.

AGENDA

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15

10:00 – 12:00 Eastern

  • Seeds Canada Updates
  • Presentation of the 2021 Plant Breeding & Genetics Award
  • Member Fee Review Update

1:00 – 3:00 Eastern

  • Member Discussion: Seed Regulatory Modernization
  • Roundtable with Dr. Siddika Mithani, President, CFIA

4:00 – 4:30 Eastern

  • Reception

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

  • Policy and Issue Committee Meetings
    • 10:00 – 11:00 Eastern – Seed Applied Technologies
    • 11:30 – 12:30 -Eastern – Intellectual Property
    • 1:00 – 2:00 Eastern – Garden and Vegetable
    • 2:30 – 3:30 Eastern – Corn, Soybeans, and Eastern Cereals
* The committees convening at the semi-annual this year will be discussing time-sensitive topics requiring member input. All Policy and Issues Committees meet on a regular basis and/or as required.*

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

  • 10:00 – 11:00 Eastern – Seeds Canada Strategic Plan and Discussion
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Eastern – Professional Development Session (Topic TBC)

NOVEMBER 15 | DR. SIDDIKA MITHANI 


President, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

NOVEMBER 17 | TBD

Professional Development Speaker