International Phytotechnology Conference - IPC17 2023

We're Back and We're Looking Forward

May 23-26, 2023
Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Hosted by International Phytotechnology Society and the US Dept of Energy- Argonne National Laboratory

We are back and planning our in-person International Conference for May of 2023.

Though we understand that many events over the last few years have transitioned to virtual or online platforms, we have concluded that these options do not meet the needs of the industries, researchers, students, and other professionals who typically attend IPC Conferences.

We like meeting in person!

IMPORTANT DATES:

Jan 31- Abstract Submission deadline

Feb 15- strongly recommended deadline for Argonne Site Access Registration- see Travel page

 

Attention: Conference Notes in regards to On-Going Covid-19 Global Pandemic:

We continue to stay aware of ever-evolving local, regional, and international regulations and travel restrictions related to the ongoing covid pandemic. Though it appears the travel situations have stabilized, the future seems less predictable than before. If for any reason, the Conference has to be modified or canceled, we will refund any paid conference registration fees.

However, the Society, Argonne, and DoE are NOT responsible for any travel expenses incurred and/or lost under any circumstances and cannot assist in nor provide any refunds of any part of those travel expenses.

Registration Fee

  Before Mar-31-23 After Mar-31-23
International Phytotechnology Society Members $495.00 $550.00
Non-members $700.00 $800.00
Students $395.00 $395.00

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Registration includes all meals and refreshment breaks from
Lunch on Tuesday, May 23 through Dinner on Thursday, May 25. 
 
Registration may be closed early due to limited space. 
Student registrants must have a valid student ID. 
Members must have a confirmed IPS membership in good standing. 
 
Important Dates: 
Abstract Submission deadline: Jan 31, 2023
Register with Argonne for Site Access: February 15, 2023- see Travel page
 

Venue

Argonne National Laboratory- Advanced Photon Source (APS) Conference Center and Guest House (GH)

Argonne National Laboratory
Advanced Photon Source Conference Center
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Buildings 401 (APS) and 460 (GH)
Lemont, IL 60439 USA

Our 2023 Conference is located at Argonne National Laboratory, using the APS Conference Center and the Argonne Guest House as our sponsored hotel.

Argonne National Laboratory is a secure national facility, and both the APS Conference Center and Guest House are within the secure facility. As such, special instructions for registration must be followed. Please see the IPS Conference Travel Page.

The Guest House is a 300-meter walk to/from the APS Conference Center. Early bookings are encouraged. See details below.

Sponsored Hotels

Argonne National Laboratory - Guest House

9700 S. Cass Ave, Building 460
Lemont, Illinois 60439
1-800-632-8990

https://www.anlgh.org

This is the main sponsored hotel located within the secure facility of Argonne National Laboratory and within a 300-meter walking distance of the Conference Center. Early bookings are encouraged.

On the hotel registration website, enter:
- Group Name: “Intl Phytotechnology Society”
- Argonne Contacts: “Kathy Gorgan and Jeri Knepper"
- Department of Argonne Contacts: "CELS"
- Phone Numbers of Argonne Contacts: “630-252-8054 and 630-252-3956 respectively"

In addition to making a hotel reservation, you MUST register with the ANL secure facility by following the ANL Site Access Registration instructions on the Travel page.

In addition to the rooms listed below, there are 5 Suites available, which may be ideal for student groups. Each Suite contains 4 bedrooms, 8 twin beds, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. Each Suite costs $456 plus 6% tax/night. If you are a student or do not wish to be responsible for an entire Suite, please contact Jason White at jason.white@ct.gov to arrange shared lodging with other students/guests.

0.30km from the venue

Rates: The room block includes many rooms with one king bed ($114 plus 6% tax/night) and a few rooms with two twin beds ($114 plus 6% tax/night). Additional person in room is $10/night.

https://www.anlgh.org

Other Hotels

Crowne Plaza Burr Ridge

300 South Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 United States
1-630-325-2900

If the Argonne Guest House becomes full, the IPS will arrange a daily shuttle between the Crown Plaza and the Argonne National Laboratory. A hotel-sponsored shuttle or a taxi may be other transportation options to reach the Conference each day.
The Crown Plaza is located 1 km from dining and shopping at the Burr Ridge Village Center, which also may be of interest prior to the Conference (i.e. Monday night).

Other off-site hotels in the Burr Ridge area may be added to the IPS shuttle route, if the Argonne Guest House becomes full.

10.00km from the venue

Rates: $105/night plus tax

https://www.crowneplaza.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=CP&localeCode=en®ionCode=1&hotelCode=chibu&_PMID=99801505&GPC=IPC&cn=no&viewfullsite=true

Travel Information

 

Registration to attend IPC17 2023 will be a

two-step process

for all attendees. 

 

Step 1:

Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) Site Access Registration. ANL is a secure U.S. Department of Energy facility. 

General information on visiting Argonne National Laboratory is available at https://www.anl.gov/visiting-argonne. Site entry requirements and rules are listed at https://www.anl.gov/site-entry-requirements. Review and be familiar with this information. 

Use this link https://apps.anl.gov/registration/visitors to begin the registration process. 

For the Sponsor email, enter knepperj@anl.gov. 

It is strongly recommended that you complete the Argonne Site Access Registration (Step 1) by Feb 15, 2023 (you can complete this step before Step 2 and even before submitting an Abstract ! ). Site access registration will be handled as efficiently as possible, but it is imperative for non-U.S. citizens to register with Argonne as early as possible. 

Please contact Ms. Jeri Knepper at  knepperj@anl.gov  with questions. 

 

Step 2: 

Registration and payment to the International Phytotechnology Society Conference.
Register with IPS here. 

 

When arriving at Argonne for the first time, attendees should allow extra time to first go to the Argonne Information Center (just outside the Main Gate) to show photo identification and pick up their pre-arranged visitor gate pass. Once you obtain your visitor pass, you can go to the Main Gate where you will need to show your pass and photo identification to be allowed access to the Laboratory grounds. 

If your initial arrival is outside of business hours, the Argonne Information Center will be closed, but your badge will be with the guards at the Main Gate. You will need to wear your badge at all times at Argonne. If you are staying off-site, you will need to show your badge and photo ID at the Main Gate each time you arrive at Argonne. 

 

Attention: Conference Notes in regards to On-Going Covid-19 Global Pandemic:

We continue to stay aware of ever-evolving local, regional, and international regulations and travel restrictions related to the on-going covid pandemic. Though it appears the travel situations have stabilized, the future seems less predictable than before. If for any reason, the Conference has to be modified or cancelled, we will refund any paid conference registration fees. 

However, the Society, Argonne, and DoE are NOT responsible for any travel expenses incurred and/or lost under any circumstances and cannot assist in nor provide any refunds of any part of those travel expenses. 

 

Airports

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

40.00km from the venue

To reach Argonne from O’Hare International Airport, take I-294 south to I-55. Exit west on I-55 (toward St. Louis) and continue for about four miles to Cass Avenue. Exit south on Cass and turn right at the Argonne sign on Northgate Road, immediately south of I-55. Follow Northgate Road to the Visitor Reception Center. (Google Maps) 

Information for users of limos, taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc. is at

https://www.anl.gov/site-entry-requirements 

Booking a ride with Lyft or Uber: Choose Argonne Guest House instead of Argonne National Laboratory as your pick up or drop off location. This will allow your driver to pick you up or drop you off at the front entrance of the Guest House instead of the Laboratory front gate.

Midway Airport (MDW)

27.00km from the venue

To reach Argonne from Midway Airport, take Cicero Avenue north to I-55. Enter I-55 south and continue for about 14 miles to Cass Avenue. Exit south on Cass and turn right at the Argonne sign on Northgate Road, immediately south of I-55. Follow Northgate Road to the Visitor Reception Center. 

Information for users of limos, taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc. is at

https://www.anl.gov/site-entry-requirements 

Booking a ride with Lyft or Uber: Choose Argonne Guest House instead of Argonne National Laboratory as your pick up or drop off location. This will allow your driver to pick you up or drop you off at the front entrance of the Guest House instead of the Laboratory front gate.

Program

Stay tuned for the Schedule !

Abstract Submission

Submit Abstract

Please consider submitting an abstract for a platform or poster presentation for IPC17 in 2023 !

Our theme is:

We're Back and We're Looking Forward

Though we missed being able to meet in our 20th Anniversary Year in 2020, we can still recognize this pivotal moment.

It is time for a critical review of phytotechnology successes, also as many of the early researchers and operating pioneers are passing their torches to the new generations. 

We are especially looking for presentations this year about field sites that have been in operation more than 10 years, are mature and functioning well, and have lots of lessons learned to share.

The Call for Abstracts is open !

          Abstracts are Due by January 31, 2023

To submit an abstract: (note: this is different from past years!)

-Click on the submit abstract button at top or bottom of page

-Fill in the form completely, make sure you've finalized your edits

-The official language of the Conference is English

-Click submit abstract again and you will see a page displaying what you just entered. This is your confirmation that the abstract was submitted successfully. You will not be able to edit after this point.

-We will contact you with acceptance or denial of your abstract

-Accepted student abstracts will automatically be entered into the student platform and poster presentation competitions

 

Abstracts should follow any of these phytotechnology topics: 

●        Alternative Energy/Biofuels and Bioproducts from Plants or Phytomining

●        Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change/Resiliency

●        Constructed Treatment Wetlands

●        Eco-Restoration/Land Reclamation

●        Green Roof, Green Wall, and Green Infrastructure Design and Applications

●        Landfill Covers/Evapotranspiration Covers

●        Long-Term Field Case Studies

●        Mitigation/Restoration Wetlands

●        Phytohydraulics, Riparian and Stormwater Management

●        Phytotechnologies for Organics

●        Phytotechnologies for POPs, Pharmaceuticals, PFAS,

                   and Other Emerging Chemicals of Concern

●        Phytotechnologies for Metals, Metalloids

●        Phytotechnologies for Nano-Scale Materials

●        Phytotechnologies for Nutrients, Agricultural or Other Non-Point Source Pollution

●        Phytotechnologies for Salt, Brine

●        Phytotechnologies for Acidic, Sodic, or Alkalinized Sites

●        Phytotechnologies for Mixed Wastes

●        Phytotechnologies for Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollutants

●        Phytotechnologies for Food Safety

●        Phyto-Monitoring, Phyto-Forensics, and Plant Sensor Technologies

●        Soil Amendments for Phytotechnologies and/or Enhanced Plant Growth

●        Soil-Plant and Micro/Phytobiome Interactions and Processes

 

Submit Abstract

Contact Information

David Tsao, Ph.D; President, International Phytotechnology Society 

david.tsao@bp.com

Conference Committee

 

David Tsao, Ph.D – BP, IL, USA; President IPS 

John Quinn, Ph.D – US Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA 

Harrison Atagana, Ph.D – Univ. South Africa Pretoria, South Africa; Board of Directors IPS 

Joel Burken, Ph.D – Missouri Univ. Science & Technology, MO, USA 

Om Parkash Dhankher, Ph.D – Univ. Mass, MA, USA; Vice President IPS 

Larry Erickson, Ph.D – Kansas State Univ., KS, USA 

Mary Beth Leigh – Univ. Alaska Fairbanks, AK, USA; Board of Directors IPS 

Lou Licht – Ecolotree, IA, USA; Board of Directors IPS 

Matt Limmer, Ph.D – Univ. Delaware, DE, USA; Treasurer IPS 

Yongming Luo, Ph.D - Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, CAS, China; Vice President IPS 

Samuel (Xingmao) Ma, Ph.D – Texas A&M Univ., TX, USA; Board of Directors IPS 

Elena Maestri, Ph.D - University of Parma, Italy; Secretary IPS 

Marta Marmiroli, Ph.D - University of Parma, Italy 

Lee Newman, Ph.D – SUNY-ESF, NY, USA; Founding President IPS 

Azam Noori, Ph.D – Merrimack College, MA, USA

Eugenia Olguin, Ph.D – INECOL, Mexico; Board of Directors IPS 

Steve Rock – US EPA ORD, OH, USA 

Liz Rylott, Ph.D – Univ. York, UK; Vice President IPS 

Renee Stoops – Plant Allies, RI, USA; Board of Directors IPS 

(Sunny) Chen Tu, Ph.D – Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, CAS, China; Board of Directors IPS 

Tomas Vanek, Ph.D - Inst. Experimental Botany CAS, Czech Republic; Board of Directors IPS 

Jason White, Ph.D – CAES, CT, USA; Immediate Past President IPS 

Ron Zalesny, Ph.D – US Forest Service, WS, USA; Board of Directors, IPS 

Barb Zeeb, Ph.D – Royal Military College, Canada; Executive Vice President IPS

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