Thousand Cankers Disease Research & Management Operational Meeting
June 13-15, 2017

The goal of this meeting is to determine and suggest direction for TCD research, management and regulation. It is the result of the Central Plant Board’s desire to renew the last research meeting held 5+ years ago with the purpose to receive and review all survey, research and regulatory activity of the impacted states and agencies.

Agenda (PDF, 110 KB)

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Registration is free and includes breakfasts (2), breaks, and a poster session. An optional Tuesday evening reception and banquet is available for an additional charge.

The meeting is hosted by the Central Plant Board with the support of the Eastern & Southern Plant Boards, USDA Forest Service Research and Forest Health Protection, USDA APHIS, Walnut Council, and the Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration Center at Purdue University. It includes two days of invited presentations on the latest updates and research about Thousand Cankers Disease.

The TCD meeting is held in conjunction and following the Walnut Council National Meeting, which begins June 11 and includes field tours and technical sessions on growing fine hardwoods. See the WC meeting agenda.

For additional information and/or questions, please contact Liz Jackson, 765-583-3501; jackson@purdue.edu or Phil Marshall, Indiana Division of Forestry, 812-595-2740; pmarshall@dnr.in.gov.

Hotel

The conference will be at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. Register by May 11th by calling 765-449-4800 for the special “Walnut Council” group rate of $109 + tax. More hotel information and maps.

A budget alternative is the Days Inn in Lafayette at a rate of $69 + tax double or suite, $59 + tax single. Call by May 10th to 765-446-8558 to reserve in the “Walnut Council” block. The Days Inn is 1.1 miles from the Courtyard conference center.

Transportation

The nearest airport is Indianapolis (IND), approximately 75 minutes away. Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW) airports are 2-3 hours away depending on traffic. Airport shuttles are available to all three airports:

Indianapolis Airport:
Lafayette Limo departs regularly from the Courtyard hotel to IND. Reserve online for $45 roundtrip using promo code ROUNDTRIP or call 765-497-3828 to reserve for $50 roundtrip.

Star of America departs regularly from Courtyard hotel to IND. Reserve online for $49 roundtrip.

Chicago O’Hare airport:
Lafayette Limo travels 3 times per day to O’Hare from a pickup on Purdue campus for $110 roundtrip, online only.

Express Air Coach Chicago O’ Hare to Purdue airport 5 times per day for $118 roundtrip.