This symposium brings together scientists working on various aspects of seed, bud and other meristematic dormancy. It will focus on recent advances on the regulatory mechanisms, its role in plant growth and development, weed management and crop production, as well as impact of seasonal environmental change and climate change on dormancy.

The overall goal of this symposium is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on dormancy in plants and the development of new scientific collaborations. It will encompass the latest findings in dormancy from a variety of plant systems ranging from model plants to wild, agronomic and tree crops.

Join us in Perth, Western Australia from the 12 – 15 September 2023.

Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Deadline: 14 July 2023 Extended to 28 July 2023
  • Poster Submission Deadline: 18 August 2023
  • Notification of Abstract Proposal Outcomes: 11 August 2023
  • Early Bird Registrations Close: 31 May 2023
  • Speaker Registration Deadline: 14 July 2023 Extended to 18 August 2023
  • Final Registration Date: 8 September 2023
  • Conference: 12 – 15 September 2023

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

The University of Western Australia acknowledges the custodians of land on which any of its campuses are located.

At the main campus, Crawley, the University acknowledges the Whadjuk­­­ Noongar people as the traditional owners of the land on which it is situated. The Whadjuk Noongar remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land, and continue to practise their value, languages, beliefs and knowledge.

Conference Chairs

Dr Michael Considine

ARC Future Fellow, Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, UWA

Professor Chengdao Li

Director, Western Barley Genetics Alliance, Murdoch University

Invited Speakers

Professor David Jackson

Jackson Lab

Dr Hikaru Sato

Professor Markus Schwarzlander

University of Münster

Professor Yvonne Stahl

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Dr Benedicte Wenden

University of Bordeaux

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to this conference. Our aim is to create an inclusive, respectful environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientation. We actively seek to increase the diversity of our presenters, delegates and sponsors.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants. All interactions are to be respectful and constructive, including interactions during the review process, at the conference itself, and on social media.