Annual Meeting Update

Carl Coburn President-Elect/Program Chair

WSWS Annual Meeting

March 10—13, 2025

The Westin Seattle

The meeting commenced with the welcome reception on Monday, March 10 and concluded Thursday, March 13, 2025.

Meeting events and lodging will both be at the Westin Seattle in Seattle, WA. The board of directors toured the facility during our summer meeting. 

On behalf of the 2025 Program and Local Arrangements Committees, we look forward to seeing all of you in Seattle to meet with colleagues, form new relationships and engage with the latest research, strategies for teaching and outreach, and regulatory/policy issues.

March 10—13, 2025

The Westin Seattle

  1900 5th Avenue

Seattle, WA, 98101

Grand Hyatt Hotel Denver CO


Program & Registration Information to Come


Hotel Website


Deadline Information to Come

Call for Symposia Proposals

Members of the WSWS are invited to submit proposals for symposia at the 78th Annual Meeting to be held at The Westin Seattle in Seattle, Washington, from March 10-13, 2025. The WSWS program committee will evaluate proposals based on justification and objectives, target audience, agenda, and budget. Submission of symposia of interest to WSWS or of interest to the local area is encouraged.

To submit a symposium proposal, please use the button below to access the WSWS SYMPOSIUM PROPOSAL FORM. Proposals can be e-mailed directly to Albert Adjesiwor ([email protected]). Symposium proposals are due July 31st and will be evaluated by the board for finalization in mid-August.

The program committee together with the WSWS Board of Directors may approve full or half-day symposia. An allowable budget of up to $2000 can support travel and lodging expenses for invited nonmember speakers (honoraria will not be paid), symposia materials, or refreshments. Although funds have been budgeted for the symposia, the goal is to spend the least amount necessary to obtain excellent symposia speakers.

Abstracts of symposium presentations will be included in the proceedings. Symposium organizers are responsible for ensuring the submission of titles and abstracts. We look forward to your symposia proposals. If you have any questions, please contact Albert Adjesiwor ([email protected]).

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.

Roland Schirman Memorial Donation

Long time WSWS member Roland Schirman passed away on March 22, 2024. Roland loved the farming community, working with young people and the people of SE Washington. He was heavily involved in multiple community organizations, held various leadership positions, and was recognized for his contribution up until his death. Roland was a student of life and thrived on education and helping others implement what he had learned. WSWS is proud to offer the opportunity to donate on his behalf that will be utilized for scholarship.  Please click the “Donate Now” button if you would like to contribute.

Roland Schirman Memorial Donation