2019 Annual Meeting

When: March 26-28, 2019
Where: Washington, D.C., at The Madison hotel, 1177 15th St NW 

In 2019, the Horticulture Innovation Lab will hold its annual meeting events in Washington, D.C. The event will bring 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. This year's annual meeting events will include:

  • Horticulture Research for Development Conference: March 26-27
  • Horticulture Innovation Lab project work sessions: March 28
  • Trellis Fund Summit: March 25 - 28
  • International Advisory Board meetings: March 25 - 29

Other details coming soon, including invitations and registration. Please check back on the website for more details in the future.

In the meantime, please send logistical questions to brabogado@ucdavis.edu and 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. The negotiated group rate is $251 per night, plus taxes. You can make reservations using that group rate here:  https://book.passkey.com/go/UCDavis2019

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.