Cotton Incorporated will host the 2012 ICGI Research Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our aim is to keep costs low through sponsorship with others such as the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and private industry partners such as BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow Agro, Monsanto, and Syngenta. Based on prior meetings, we expect attendance to be between 150 and 225. The conference will be held during October as temperatures are mild and cotton is fully matured and open at that time of year. October temperatures average 60oF [15.5oC], with average highs being 72oF and lows 50oF.
The conference will be held in the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, North Carolina, USA. Cotton Incorporated has utilized this facility for many years both for company annual meetings and for grower tours.