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"OCI coordinated one of the best meetings I have ever attended. Thanks for your very useful communications regarding session organization and moderation. I've never seen a conference run so smoothly. OCI did a wonderful job!”

Ken W. Krauss, Ph.D., Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey

"I have attended some scientific meetings in my life and never have witnessed such detailed and precise arrangements. You have managed to think and plan ahead everything. Brilliant job! Please say thank you to all your wonderful assistants.”

Shai Morin, Department of Entomology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

“I always receive emails about the various conferences you folks run, but have never been on the 'receiving end'. I was truly amazed by your onsite presence and expertise. I’ve never attended a meeting that ran so smoothly. UF truly has a significant resource in OCI.”

Dennis J. Gray, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

“OCI routinely negotiates unbelievable deals for our conferences, saving us thousands and thousands of dollars. But as far as I am concerned, the contribution OCI makes to conference planning goes well beyond 'saving money'. The professionalism of the OCI team makes conferences run so smoothly that the organizers and attendees can focus on the programmatic content of the conference.”

G. Ronnie Best, Courtesy Professor, UF/IFAS Soil & Water Science Department

“I want to communicate how much I appreciate the high quality service that was (and is being) provided by OCI. I have heard adjectives such as professional, organized, efficient, timely, and a pleasure to work with. OCI staff exemplifies all of these qualities! I look forward to working with you all again on the next edition.”

Bob Swett, Florida Sea Grant, Boating & Waterway Management Program

“Working with OCI to organize the Laurel Wilt conference was great a experience for us. I will definitely work with OCI again on future conferences and encourage others to do the same. Thank you for doing a great job!”

Jason A. Smith, Associate Professor of Forest Pathology, State Forest Health Extension Specialist, School of Forest Resources and Conservation

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November 16-20, 2015
February 15-19, 2016

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Basic Training Courses
January 13-14, 2016
May 11-12, 2016
August 3-4, 2016

National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) Meeting
March 8-12, 2016


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The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible. While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed a national and international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and Extension.

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