SCHEDULE, WORKSHOP & TOUR INFORMATION
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
NAICC First Lady Amanda Winslow has chosen the “A Gift for Teaching” as the NAICC Community Service Project for 2022. Click HERE for more information.
CEUs AND WORKSHOPS
Continuing Education Units: Attendees will have the opportunity to gain 25 Consultant Education Units (CEUs) through the CPCC program for the educational portion of the Annual Meeting. CEUs awarded for the Efficacy Workshop are 8; GLP Training are awarded 4; and 4 for the NAICC/GAIAC Workshop.
NAICC will submit the preliminary program to various state and national certification programs and associations for CEU credit review. The Quality Assurance portion of the program will be reviewed for CEUs by the Society of Quality Assurance. CEUs awarded for these programs will be announced in the NAICC News, on the NAICC Web site and at registration.
NAICC Sponsored Workshops: NAICC is proud to offer two workshops this year in addition to our popular GLP training. If attending only a workshop and not the annual meeting, then select ‘Workshop Only’ on the meeting registration form.
- Efficacy Workshop
On Monday, January 23, 2023, NAICC is hosting our 5th Efficacy Research Workshop focusing on how to conduct good efficacy trials. The workshop will be held between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, with registration and continental breakfast beginning at 7:30 am.
The morning session will include lectures from our invited speakers whereas the afternoon session will be an interactive workshop.
Invited speakers will share their knowledge about insecticide , fungicide, herbicide, and agronomic efficacy trial conduct focusing on row crops.
The small group discussions will include research trial problem solving scenarios, as well as a spray booth demonstration.
Attendance certification and CEUs for CPCC-I, CPCC-R, CCA and PCAs will be provided at the end of the workshop. The cost is $140. The final program is coming soon.
If you are a contract researcher and you are interested in giving a short talk to your peers about specific trail evaluation and application methods, please contact Anna Meszaros, the chair of the Researcher Education Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- GLP Training for Researchers and Quality Assurance Professionals
These popular workshops will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. Three workshops will be offered.
- Basic GLP Training: Limited to 100 participants. This session is aimed at those with 0-2 years GLP experience. It gives a basic overview of the GLP regulations with emphasis on the responsibilities of QA, Study Directors and Principal Investigators as it relates to your role in a GLP environment. The session is designed to be interactive and will provide you the opportunity to hear how others interpret the regulations and how to best apply them to your job function.
- Refresher GLP Training: Limited to 60 participants. This course will refresh and challenge your GLP knowledge and has something for everyone. You will be encouraged to think outside the box when interpreting the GLPs. Material will cover topics relevant to field, lab, and sponsor GLP personnel, utilizing real-life scenarios and group discussion. We will also focus on a particular GLP area/topic for deeper understanding. GLP experts/consultants will be present to moderate and answer questions.
- Practical Field Workshop Harvesting: Limited to 25 participants. This hands-on workshop will focus on techniques, equipment, data documentation, and GLP compliance. This session is designed to provide practical information on overall trial conduct, GLP compliance issues, industry best practices, and efficiency in capturing raw data for field research personnel and QA professionals conducting/auditing GLP studies.
Attendance certification and CEUs for CPCC-I, CPCC-R, CCA, SQA and PCAs will be provided at the end of the workshop. The cost is $125. For more information click here.
- Consultant’s Workshop – Fall Army Worm
The Global Alliance of Independent Ag Consultants (GAIAC) and NAICC will host their fourth joint consultant’s workshop on Tuesday afternoon, January 25, 2022, from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Fall Armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, is a tropical pest species of historic significance in the temperate climates of the Americas. Two races have been identified: a rice strain with a host preference for rice, various small grains and forage grasses and a corn strain feeding on maize, sorghum, and cotton. In 2016 FAW was confirmed in Africa and has spread east through Asia and in 2020 was detected in Australia. During the 2021 North American growing season FAW populations were especially damaging in corn and sorghum. Research Entomologists along with GAIAC and NAICC crop consultants will review their experiences and management strategies for FAW in its historic range and the challenges to manage this pest in cropping systems of its newly expanded ranges in Africa, Australia, and Asia.
Attendance certification and CEUs for CPCC-I, CPCC-R, CCA and PCAs will be provided at the end of the workshop. The cost is $75.
EXHIBIT HALL EXTRAVAGANZA AND SILENT AUCTION
The exciting and educational Outgoing President’s Reception and Exhibit Hall Extravaganza will kick off at 5:30 pm, on Thursday evening, January 26. We’ll join together to pay tribute to NAICC President Grant McMillan as he wraps up his Presidential year. Catch up with peers, meet key industry representatives and learn about new technologies – simply by spending time in the Exhibit Hall. Exhibitors have the opportunity to give away prizes during the evening so be sure to drop off your business card in designated boxes throughout the day and at the beginning of the Extravaganza.
Going on at the same time in the Exhibit Hall is The Foundation’s (FEAE) Silent Auction. Proceeds go toward instrumental educational programs that benefit our industry at large. Be a part this fun event by donating a unique item or by being the winning bid of a one-of-a-kind items from donated from throughout North America and Europe. You are sure to have a great time checking out the intriguing array of items and then protecting your bid to make sure your item of choice goes home with you!
TOURS (register for these when you register for the meeting)
Spouse and Guest Tour, $135
Winter Park Cultural Tour
Thursday, January 27, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Park is an enchanting town with secret gardens, side streets, and unique stories. Let your curiosity carry you away as you travel the delightful city!
First, the historic scenic boat tour will take you on a one hour, 12-mile journey through three pristine lakes. All three are lined with some of Winter Park’s most prestigious and notable homes, and one offers a sweeping view of Mr. Fred Rogers’ alma mater. Your guide will amuse with anecdotes on residents and the area’s history during the cruise. Following the boat tour, stroll just a few streets over to a popular lunch spot. Specializing in American cuisine, 310 Park South serves lunch in a casual atmosphere which mirrors Winter Park’s charm. Following your meal, walk down Park Avenue to discover the local boutiques and specialty shops lining downtown.
Spend a day outdoors in the shade of Winter Park and see what makes this city one of Florida’s hidden gems!
Group Tour, $165
Kennedy Space Center Tour
Saturday, January 29, 8: 30 am – 5:30 pm
Embark on a journey of discovery as you leave the hub of Orlando and travel towards the headquarters of modern exploration!
As you arrive in Cape Canaveral, the home of the Kennedy Space Center, you see the towering outline of a rocket coming clearer into view. The Visitor Complex is ready to satisfy your cosmic curiosity with live action shows, interactive exhibits and films at the IMEX theater. During your visit, discover the story of history-making achievements by scientists and astronauts. A behind the gates, the bus tour to the Apollo/Saturn V Center continues the narrative of American bravery with the history of space exploration, along with details on the day-to-day workings of Kennedy Space Center. Back at the Visitor Complex, explore the various souvenir shops for astronaut gear to take home.
The moon may never look the same after seeing it through the eyes of astronauts. Head back to Orlando feeling inspired and awed by human accomplishment!