12 – 16 November 2018 • UC Davis, California USA

Bringing together cucurbit scientists from around the world for an in-depth conference exploring new frontiers of cucurbit research and development

Registration and Abstract Submission now open!
Talk Abstracts due 1 July 2018  •  Poster Abstracts due 1 October 2018
Conference registration is required prior to abstract submission


March 13: Early Bird Registration starts
July 1: Talk Abstracts due
July 1:
Regular Rate Registration starts

Oct 1: Late Registration starts
Oct 1: Poster Abstracts due

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of CUCURBITACEAE 2018 sponsors

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Sakata logo
SeedQuest logo
VoloAgri logo
Seed World logo
Monsanto logo
Limagrain Vilmorin HM.Clause Mikado Hazera combined logo
Rijk Zwaan logo

Interested in sponsoring CUCURBITACEAE 2018? Visit SPONSORSHIP to learn more

2018 meeting highlights:

  • Three days of oral presentations, themed sessions of invited talks by domestic and international professionals from the public sector and industry to discuss advances and applications for the Cucurbitaceae species
  • Poster and invited speaker sessions
  • Welcome Reception
  • In partnership with Seed Central, squash, olive oil, and honey tasting and Winery/Brewery tours at the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute
  • Evening Social co-hosted with Seed Central, to include Networking and Panel Discussion. Proposed panel includes a Culinary Scientist, a Squash Breeder, a Culinary Chef, and a Food Industry Chef
  • Crop-specific sub-meetings for cucumber, melon, squash, watermelon, and melon powdery mildew

UC Davis campus, CaliforniaWalter A. Buehler Alumni Center    •   Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center    •   UC Davis Conference Center