2019 Annual Meeting

When: March 25-28, 2019
Where: Washington, D.C., at The Madison hotel, 1177 15th St NW 

In 2019, the Horticulture Innovation Lab held its annual meeting events in Washington, D.C. The event brought together parts of the program's global research network — including the management team, advisory board members, representatives from ongoing research projects, a selection of student alumni, previous grant recipients, development experts, and horticulture scientists.

These events are invitation-only. The annual meeting events in 2019 included:

  • Horticulture Research for Development Conference: March 26-27
    This 2-day conference brought together the Horticulture Innovation Lab network with government leaders, development professionals and other researchers to discuss the challenges and opportunities in fruits and vegetables, and to commit to a vision that truly nourishes a healthy, productive society.
  • Horticulture Innovation Lab project workday: March 28
    The internal workday was for currently funded principal investigators (P.I.s), collaborators, board members and management entity staff members.
  • Trellis Fund Summit: March 25 - 28
    This summit brought together alumni students and funded organizations from several years of Trellis Fund project activities to reflect on success, challenges, and lessons learned for the program.
  • International Advisory Board meeting sessions: March 25 - 29

Find materials from these events — including presentation slides — on the event webpages.

Logistical questions can be sent to brabogado@ucdavis.edu, or programmatic questions to ejmcguire@ucdavis.edu.



Participants coming from outside the United States should contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their country to obtain a visa, if required. Please check this U.S. State Department webpage for information about your visa requirements. The U.S. visa application has a non-refundable fee of $160. If your visa is approved, you may also need to pay a visa insurance fee, if applicable to your nationality. 

Please NOTE: Visa requirements vary by country of origin. Contact your appropriate government entity about necessary documents as soon as possible to assure adequate processing time. SIGNIFICANT PROCESSING TIME MAY BE REQUIRED. Please contact brabogado@ucdavis.edu if you need a letter or formal invitation for visa purposes.



For invited participants, we have reserved blocks of rooms with a group discount rate at The Madison hotel. Please note that this hotel does not have airport shuttle service, so you will need to arrange local transportation to the hotel.

Principal investigators and project collaborator(s): You are responsible for making your hotel reservations and arranging payment with the hotel directly, before Feb. 20, 2019. 

International Advisory Board members: We will make lodging reservations for you, based on the travel itinerary you provide us during registration. You will need to arrange local transportation between the airport and hotel.

Management entity team: We will make lodging reservations for you, based on the travel itinerary you provide us during registration. You will need to arrange local transportation between the airport and hotel.



Please note that all flights supported by Horticulture Innovation Lab funds must be in economy seating and in compliance with the Fly America Act. If you are a board member or management entity member please submit your itinerary to Beatriz Rodriguez Abogado prior to purchase to confirm compliance. Contact brabogado@ucdavis.edu if you have travel questions.