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

Mark your calendar for the meeting to be held in Lafayette, Indiana from June 13-15, 2017.

The meeting will be hosted by the USDA Forest Service and Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center at Purdue University. It includes 2 days of invited presentations on the latest updates and research about Thousand Cankers Disease.

Registration will begin in March 2017. If you have further questions, please contact Liz Jackson at


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.


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.

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.