Annual Meeting Update

Timothy Prather President-Elect/Program Chair

WSWS Annual Meeting

March 4—7, 2024

Grand Hyatt Denver

Annual Meeting Update

Tim Prather President-Elect/Program Chair

I hope you will attend our meeting in Denver, we have a great venue and as always, it is the people in attendance who make WSWS what it is. 

The meeting will commence with the welcome reception at 6 pm on Monday, March 4 and conclude Thursday, March 7, 2024.

Meeting events and lodging are both at the Grand Hyatt. The board of directors toured the facility during our summer meeting. Our meeting rooms should be well clustered to make moving across projects efficient. With the meeting in the downtown, there is lots to offer for restaurant choices.

Faculty, please plan on bringing your students to the meeting and encourage them to take the opportunity to participate in student oral presentation and/or poster contests as well as “Student Night Out” to visit with members from academic and industry settings.

On behalf of the 2024 Program and Local Arrangements Committees, we look forward to seeing all of you in Denver to meet with colleagues, form new relationships and engage with the latest research, strategies for teaching and outreach, and regulatory/policy issues.

March 4—7, 2024

Grand Hyatt Hotel

1750 Welton Street

Denver, CO 80202

Grand Hyatt Hotel Denver CO


Program and Schedule
  • Download the Program
  • Regular rate: $450
  • Student rate: $200


Hotel Reservation Deadline
  • Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 – 12PM MST.
Hotel Reservations

The Group Reservation Link are for those that are not students nor government.

Hotel Website


  • Title and Authors:  12/1/23
  • Abstract:  2/15/24
  • Presentation:  3/1/24

Silent Auction Donations

The Elena Sanchez Memorial WSWS Outstanding Student Scholarship Program is a unique opportunity offered through the Western Society of Weed Science. Student engagement is a priority for the society and students who are selected to receive this competitive scholarship are provided funding to participate at the annual meeting.

This scholarship is made possible through monetary donations and donated items sold at the silent auction that are provided by members who wish to support this program. Selected students have contributed to the discipline of weed science, have exemplary academic records, and have participated in extracurricular pursuits relevant to the society’s objectives.

Please donate an item or give a financial gift to the Silent Auction, to benefit the Elena Sanchez Memorial Scholarship.

Call for Papers and Posters

The 2024 joint Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS) meeting will take place March 4 to March 7 in Denver, Colorado at the Grand Hyatt
 (pay attention, not at the Hyatt Regency).

 Title and abstract submission open October 23, 2023. Deadline for title submission is December 1, 2023, but abstracts may be entered and revised any time through mid-February 2024. Please follow the guidelines when entering oral paper and poster titles. In particular, please use proper capitalization and use of periods as outlined on the title and abstract submission site: WSSA Abstracts. Standardizing author and organizational names will help make a smoother program. Your cooperation on this is appreciated!

All attendees are invited and encouraged to participate by presenting at least one paper or poster, and multiple submissions are welcome. WSWS has a few changes for the 2024 meeting.  We will continue to have oral papers and posters divided into projects: Weeds of Agronomic Crops, Basic Biology, Ecology, Technology, Weeds of Horticultural Crops, Teaching and Outreach, Regulatory and Policy and Weeds of Range, Forestry, and Natural Areas. Graduate and undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to enter the student paper and/or poster contests. This is accomplished with one pull-down selection on the title submission screen.

Oral paper presentations will be scheduled every 15 minutes in concurrent sessions. Maintaining a timely schedule is important for those who need to move between sessions. Therefore, presentations of 12 to 13 minutes are recommended to allow time for questions and transition to the next presenter. WSWS Poster size should not exceed 42-inches by 42-inches.