CUPGRA is to make its annual conference a mostly virtual event this year.
Organisers say they want to continue the unbroken run of 30 successful CUPGRA Cambridge Potato Conferences but comply with COVID-19 restrictions. They say they have secured a good line-up of speakers and the event on December 15th and 16th will maintain the high standards of previous years, albeit without the networking and dining opportunities experienced at previous live conferences.
This year's theme is 'Potato growing and supply: Reset post-COVID and Brexit'. Discussion subjects on the first day of the conference will include nutrition, climate science, future retailing, education, labor, soil and water resources, research strategy, breeding, and storage.
Workshops will take place on the second day via Zoom, with speakers presenting remotely. The first will be on zoning field operations and the second will be on virus control. Delegates will be able to participate in both.
Presentations will be filmed live and put online post-event. Athe end of each session there will be an opportunity for delegates to submit written questions which will be read out by the Chair. There will be one-hour breaks between each session.
Frontier Agriculture, Grimme UK, and Syngenta return as event sponsors.
Further details on booking are available on our events page here.