19th BMBRI Triennial Barley Improvement Meeting

The 19th BMBRI Triennial Barley Improvement Meeting is scheduled to be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, October 19, Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21, 2004.

Meeting location

The Triennial Barley Improvement Meeting will take place in the “Oak Room” of the Park Town Hotel, 924 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon.

Confirmation of attendance

We do need to know who will be attending in order to finalize arrangements, and ask that all who plan to attend let us know by Monday, September 20, 2004. Please also indicate whether or not you intend to attend the afternoon tours on Wednesday, October 20 – a head count is required to confirm our arrangements and space may be limited.


A block of rooms is available to attendees at the Park Town Hotel, 924 Spadina Crescent East (306-244-5564 or 1-800-667-3999) at the rate of $79/night for a single or $87/night for a double. This rate is available for the nights of October 18, 19 and 20, please quote “BMBRI” when making your reservation. Please note, the hotel will hold this block of rooms until September 18; we strongly urge those of you planning to attend the Triennial Meeting to reserve early. The Park Town Hotel is within easy walking distance of the University of Saskatchewan. Attendees are responsible for their own room reservations and associated costs, along with their travel costs to and from Saskatoon, all breakfasts, and dinner on Wednesday evening.

Please feel free to pass this notice on to anyone who might be interested in attending.

We look forward to seeing you at the 19th Triennial Barley Improvement Meeting.

Meeting outline

Tuesday, October 19

am: Barley Development Council’s Annual General Meeting
(details available from the BDC)

lunch: provided

pm: 19th BMBRI Triennial Barley Improvement Meeting
Speaker: Bryan Harvey – career retrospective
Press Conference: SeCan Harrington anniversary release
Speaker: Ravi Chibbar/Monica Baga – starch biosynthesis research update
Speaker: Diane Mather – association mapping research update
Speaker: Marta Izydorczyk – barley protein characterization research update

evening: Harrington Anniversary Event, sponsored by SeCan
(details to follow from SeCan)

Wednesday, October 20

am: 19th BMBRI Triennial Barley Improvement Meeting
Speaker: Aaron Beattie – net blotch research update
Speaker: John McKinnon – overview of BSE and barley production
Speaker: Michael Brophy – crop outlook and variety survey update
Speaker: Mike Edney – comparison of Canadian and Australian barley research efforts
Speaker: TBA

lunch: provided

pm: tours of the Canadian Light Source and Crop Development Centre

evening: open

Thursday, October 21

am: Round Table session – by invitation

pm: BMBRI Technical Committee Meeting (closed)

The final program with full titles (of people and presentations) will be available at the meeting.

Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute
303 – 161 Portage Avenue East, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2L6
Phone: 204-927-1407