Dear Wheat Stakeholder,
The plan to hold an International Wheat Congress (IWC) was decided by participants of the International Wheat Conference and the International Wheat Genetics Symposium (IWGS). The new merged conference will be held every second year and it was agreed that the first Congress will be held at Saskatoon, Canada (http://2019iwc.ca/).
We recognize that the lead in time to organizing this meeting is long and the method used by the IWGS and International Wheat Conference of voting on submissions at the conferences would not give sufficient lead in time. Therefore, the decision on the venue for the International Wheat Congress will be decided by the International Organizing Committee (IOC) members based on applications submitted by organizations interested to host the 2nd Congress.
The process to select the next host country is as follows:
1. Institutions or organizations interested to host the 2nd IWC will fill the application below and submit not later than Wednesday 31st October, 2018 (extended application deadline) to the program manager of the Wheat Initiative, Dr Alisa Sieber, e-mail:
2. The application has to be accompanied with a cover letter signed by an authorized representative of the applying institution.
3. The IOC members for the IWC will select the host country based on the information provided in the application and inform all competing countries by 26th November on which country /organization was selected.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The Wheat Initiative Secretariat