19th IFMA Congress – July 2013 – Warsaw, Poland.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Sun 21st to Fri 26th July 2013
Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)
Congress Website: www.ifma19.org
'Transforming Agriculture -
Between Policy, Science and the Consumer'
The 19th IFMA Congress is being organised by the Foundation 'Science and Education for the Agri-Food Sector' (FNEA) in co-operation with the Faculty of Economic Sciences at Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
Old Warsaw SGGW Old Rectory
SGGW Modern Universtiy Campus, Warsaw
A full traditional IFMA Congress with all the usual activities is planned. And as always a warm welcome awaits all who attend.
As a large central European country (the 6th largest in EU), Poland offers a unique opportunity to see a country in transformation from the communist era with its State Farms to a modern and vibrant agriculture at the centre of Europe. Historically and culturally Poland also has much to offer visitors.
You can get all the information from the IFMA19 website which will be updated regularly. Visit the website now to 'express your interest' and to be assured of being kept up-to-date with new information as it becomes available. IFMA Members and Newsletter subscribers will also receive information via the IFMA Newsletter.
As for all IFMA Congresses the week's activities will include:
On the Sunday evening following registration. A free guided tour of Warsaw will be available on both Sunday 21st July (morning and afternoon).
Plenary Speaker Program
A varied program of topics and speakers on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the congress. A draft Program of Plenary Sessions for the congress is available on the website together with the Program Agenda for the whole congress.
Around 100 papers and posters are expected to be submitted for the congress. Coming from around the world these will be in both academic 'Peer Review' and practical 'Case Study' (non-peer review) forms, as well as Posters.
The Call for Papers and Posters was announced in January 2012 and is available on the congress website click here.
Papers should be relevant to the congress theme and fit within the following sub themes:
1. Coping with Policy Changes
2. Environemental Aspects of Farming
3. A Place for Small Farms?
4. Transfer of Innovation and Knowledge
5. Challenges for the Food Market
6. Science and Extension
7. Developements in Agriculture of Central & Eastern Europe
But papers on other current topics will also be considered
At least one author of a paper must register to attend the congress.
The final date for submitting a paper or poster is 28th February 2013.
All presented papers plus the poster abstracts will be published in CD Rom and Book forms for those attending the congress, and in due course will be added to the IFMA website for worldwide 'open' access. (See 'Congresses > Proceedings' on this website).
Day Tours - Field Trips
Farm and other visits are organised for the Tuesday and Thursday of the congress - with a wide range of options. Full details will be on the website. The University is well placed for making visits to a wide range of contrasting agricultural enterprises.
Accompanying Persons’ Program
As usual accompanying persons (APs) are also being looked after with a special program of visits on the Monday and Wednesday and are invited to participate in the Field Trips (own choice) on the Tuesday and Thursday, as well as joining in the full Social Program.
In addition to the Welcome Reception on Sunday, it is proposed to have banquets with entertainment on the Monday and Wednesday evenings which will be included in the full delegate and AP programmes.
Pre Congress Tour - 13th - 20th July 2013 - Northern Poland. Please see the details on the congress website.
Post Congress Tour - 27th July to 3rd August 2013 - Southern Poland. Please see the details on the congress website.
You will be able to register online on the congress website. You can pay by credit card or by bank / wire transfer.
Details and costs of all the recommended hotels and other accommodation close to the congress venue will be available on the congress website in due course.
Entry Visas for Poland and Travel
Much information and links to the relevant Polish Immigration website will be available on the IFMA19 website 'Travel Information' page. Those needing Visas are advised to start the process early!
And don't forget to:
Visit www.ifma19.org to 'express your interest' and keep up-to-date with developments for the congress and the tours.