2017 Annual General Meeting

Event Date: 
June 17, 2017 to June 21, 2017
Target Audience: 
IFPRI Members and Invited Guests
Event Details: 

Welcome to Registration for the 39th IFPRI Annual General Meeting.  This year the meeting will be hosted by Antonios Zavaliagos from Drexel Univeristy and will be held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 1-215-629-5356)  (https://www.chemheritage.org/about-us).  Details of the meeting can be found in the Agenda attached to this page. 

We will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express at Penn's Landing (100 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106).  You can register at the hotel by clicking on the Hotel Registration Butoon on this page and following the instructions at the hotel website or alternatively you can call the hotel directly at 1-800-843-2355 or 1-215-627-7900 and ask for the IFPRI Group Block. 

On Sunday evening we will begoing on a dinner cruise on Spirit Cruises (https://www.spiritcruises.com/philadelphia).  The cruise location is within walkiing distance to the hotel and should be a great opportunity to relax after the first day and get prepared for the second day of the meeting.

We will be having our Banquet at the Barnes Foundation on Wednesday http://www.barnesfoundation.org/.  The Barnes Foundation is an art collection collected by Albert Barnes in the early 20th Century focusing on impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern paintings.   We will be able to tour the collection prior to dinner that will be held in the Anneberg Court, just off of the Main Collection.  This promises to be an interesting and unique banquet experience.

Social Agenda: 
The Accompanying Persons Program this year will focus on day events which will be planned together during the Spirit Dinner Cruise. Potential day trips will include a walking tour to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, tours of the Philadelphia Art Institute (think Rocky Movies), bus tours to Valley Forge National Historic Site or the DuPont Gardens. Carol Hendrickson will be hosting a corner table during the Spirit Dinner Cruise to plan with you the events and days for the program. This year the program will be a bit more ad hoc than previous meetings. Should still be interesting.