Annual Meeting


2019 Western Section Meeting 

Boise, Idaho
June 11-13, 2019


Click here to register online

Click here for the pdf registration form


The Riverside Hotel
2900 Chindren Blvd
Boise, ID 83714

The housing deadline was May 20, 2019. The hotel is still taking reservations based on availability.

Book your room:

  • By Phone at 208-343-1871


As a reminder, there will be no printed WSASAS Program book at this year's meeting or future meetings. WSASAS voted to discontinue the print version of the WSASAS Program and move to an all app based meeting. Information on the app, how to download it and use it, will be available soon. 

Meeting Schedule

Beef Symposium Tour Schedule

Oral Presentation Presenters - slide ratio should be 4:3 (standard). There will be a laptop at the registration desk to upload your talk via a USB at the registration desk. Talks must be uploaded at least 2 hours prior to your session start time.

Mobile App

The mobile app is now available.

Use the app to:

  • Review the schedule and create your personal itinerary
  • View the presentations and take notes directly on the slides
  • Connect with fellow attendees, share information and schedule meetings
  • Plan which exhibitors you would like to meet

Options for using the app include:

  1. Apple iOS Devices  - install the free Apple iOS App and download the conference materials to your device
  2. Android Devices - install the free Google Play App and download the conference materials to your device
  3. Laptops - click here to access the laptop version of the app

Install the free 'ASAS Container' app and then open it and search for ‘2019 Western Section Meeting’.   You will be prompted to log in or create an account.  Forgotten your login information?  Click the Forgot Password button in the upper right of the Login Screen.

Abstract & Proceedings Submissions

Submission deadline was 11:59 PM CDT on April 4, 2019

$100 Paper Submission Fee will be invoiced after submissions are complete.

Proceedings Instructions to Authors

Submission deadline was 11:59 PM CDT on April 4, 2019

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Competitions

Undergraduate Student Poster Competition Guidelines and Score Sheet - Undergraduate Verification Form no longer required

Graduate Student Paper Competition Guidelines and Score Sheet

Poster Presentations

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Posterboard display size is 4ft by 8ft.

Returning for 2019 - Graduate Student Three-Minute Video Competition

Submission deadline is 11:59 PM CST was May 1, 2019.

This competition will challenge graduate students of the Western Section to communicate their research projects effectively and concisely to a general audience, without using jargon. The 3-minute video should focus on the student’s research project and participants are encouraged to think outside of the box.

Three-Minute Video Guidelines and Details

Three-Minute Video Release Form

Three-Minute Video Scoresheet


View the PDF 2019 Sponsorship Prospectus

Abstract Book

Coming soon

Programming Committees

For a list of 2018 WSASAS Committees click here.

Travel Reimbursement Policy
*Does not apply to speakers who are member


Call for Nominations - WSASAS Graduate Student Director, deadline was March 15, 2019


WSASAS Award Guidelines

Coming soon

Young Scholar Recognition Program

Young Scholar Recognition Award Guidelines

Coming Soon

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

Platinum Level Sponsors



Gold Level Sponsors



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Silver Level Sponsors

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Agri Beef



Nancy M. Cummings


Bronze Level Sponsors



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Future Meetings

Chico, CA
June 16-18, 2020

Interested in hosting a Western Section Meeting at your University?

Please fill out the Western Section Site Selection Form and email it to the current Western Section President for consideration. 


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