20/06/2020 - 24/06/2020

Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre
21 Lakeshore Dr West
Penticton, BC

The 2020 CPS meeting has been cancelled due to COVID-19. All registration fees will be reimbursed.


‘A 2020 Vision for Plant Pathology in Canada: Contributing to International Plant Health’

June 21-24, 2020

Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre

Penticton, British Columbia

On behalf of the local arrangements committee for the 2020 Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) Annual Meeting, we invite you to join us in Penticton, in the spectacular Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, to celebrate the United Nations-declared “International Year of Plant Health”. Following CPS goals to encourage research, education, and the dissemination of knowledge on the nature, cause, and control of plant diseases, the CPS annual meeting provides an excellent opportunity for plant pathologists and crop health professionals to meet, share and discuss the latest research findings in areas of common interest that will advance plant health management in Canada and internationally. We are thrilled to have the privilege of hosting CPS-2020, and welcome you to experience all the Okanagan has to offer in June, including breathtaking views of vineyards, orchards, lakes, mountains and, of course, some of the best wines in the world.


March 1st, 2020: Registration opens
March 1st – April 15th, 2020: Early registration
April 16th – June 12th, 2020: Late registration
June 12th, 2020: Registration closes
June 21st – 24th, 2020: Onsite registration (only single day registrations)

a Includes all conference materials, welcome reception, attendance to all sessions, coffee breaks, lunches, and banquet.
Student registration also includes the Students Social.
b Available for single day attendance on Monday June 22nd, Tuesday June 23rd, and Wednesday June 24th. Includes all conference materials, attendance to all sessions for the registered day, coffee breaks and lunches. Single day registration for Tuesday June 23rd does not include banquet dinner. Student single day registration for Monday June 22nd also includes the Student Social.

Field Tour* (Sunday June 21st) – $60
Workshop (Sunday June 21st) – $100
Banquet (accompanying guests) – $50

* Space limited 55 people

Abstract Submission

March 1st – April 15th, 2020


Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 15th, 2020.

Venue and Accommodation

The 2020 Canadian Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting will be held at the:

Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre
21 Lakeshore Dr. W, Penticton, BC V2A7M5

The Local Arrangements Committee and the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre have negotiated special rates for participants of the 2020 Canadian Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting staying at the Hotel. In total, 90 rooms have been blocked with the following rates:

Queen City view                         $201.00
Queen Beach view                      $209.00
Queen Lakeview                         $216.00
King room                                  Starting at $213.00
Suites and West Wing rooms     Upon request

Room rates are based on single/double occupancy, are net, non-commissionable and subject to applicable taxes. Current taxes total 15% (8% PST, 5% GST, 2% AHRT) and are subject to change with legislation.

Parking: Parking is $10 per vehicle, per day, for in-house guests.

Complimentary: We are pleased to provide all delegates with complimentary wireless Internet in all guestrooms and meeting space.

How to book your room at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre
Discounted group rates will also be available three days pre and post, subject to availability at the time of booking.

Delegates can call in to 1.800.663.9400 opt 1 to reserve their rooms and identify themselves as being with the Canadian Phytopathological Society Conference in order to receive the discounted room rates.

Delegates can also reserve their rooms by going to this specific reservation link:

Select dates (will only be available on contracted room block dates of June 20-24) and enter promo code CPS2020.

2 Queen Bedroom Lakeview

The room block is set to release on May 7th, 2020. After this date, we will not be able to guarantee rooms and the room rates may increase to our regular guestroom rates.

**The Okanagan Valley is a top tourist destination during the summer and hotels are usually fully booked from mid-of June to the end of August. We encourage delegates to stay at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre to support the 2020 CPS Annual Meeting**

Travel to Penticton

The Penticton area is served by both the Penticton airport, YYF ( ) as well as the Kelowna airport, YLW ( ), which is approximately 90 minute drive from Penticton.
Please visit the links below to get information about how to get to Penticton and things to do and visit.


*Depending the number of abstracts submitted, CPS 2020 Annual Meeting will end on Wednesday the 24th either in the morning or afternoon

Field Tour

Visit and experience the breathtaking views of vineyards, orchards, lakes and mountains of the spectacular Okanagan Valley; a hidden gem you can not miss. Join us to see and discuss about perennial woody crops production in the Okanagan Valley and the important diseases affecting forest trees, grapevines and tree fruits. Discover some of the research being conducted in Canada to better understand and mitigate the impact of these diseases.


More information here.


information coming soon


Video / Photo Contest

information coming soon

Contact Info for 2020 CPS meeting

José Ramón Úrbez-Torres –
Guus Bakkeren –




Bookings are closed for this event.