On behalf of the Organizing Committee for Cucurbitaceae 2018, we invite your organization to join in sponsoring our 2018 meeting being held at University of California, Davis, CA USA on 12-15 November.

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

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

Sponsor contributions will be used to help offset costs of facilities, refreshments, meals, conference fees and graduate student/invited speaker travel in order to deliver a top-notch, professional conference. We have created several levels of sponsorship funding, each with attractive benefits (please see below). We encourage sponsorship from both public and commercial sectors.

We look forward from hearing from you, and hope that you can lend your support to this very important group and meeting. We will be happy to coordinate your sponsorship. For more information about sponsorship packages, please contact Julie Tillman at jtillman@ucdavis.edu.


Susan DiTomaso, UC Davis
Julie Tillman, UC Davis

And all Cucurbitaceae 2018 Organizing and Program Committee Members


Sponsor Evening Social Event or Opening  Reception*
5-minute company presentation to  conference body; Host sponsor lunch table 
Sponsor a  lunch*
Sponsor a session*
Complimentary registration
(2 individuals)

(1 individual)
Exhibitor Table 
Displayed by name and logo (with web link to company website) in printed and online programs, web site, and sponsor poster(s) or signs at conference

*Lunch, dinner and session sponsors will be recognized in relevant sections of printed and online programs.

Interested in sponsoring Cucurbitaceae 2018?

Three payment options are available for submitting your sponsorship contribution:

(1) Mail a Check: Contact Carla Datanagan at UC Davis Conference and Event Services for details (cdatanagan@ucdavis.edu).
(2) Wire/Bank Transfer: Contact Carla Datanagan at UC Davis Conference and Event Services for details (cdatanagan@ucdavis.edu).
(3) Major credit card (online)Enter promo code SPONSOR when submitting payment online
Submit sponsorship using a CREDIT CARD
*For more information about sponsorship payment submission, please contact Carla Datanagan at UC Davis Conference and Event Services (cdatanagan@ucdavis.edu).

We appreciate your committment to the cucurbits scientific community and to making the 2018 meeting a great success! We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.