Annual Retreat

Fisherman's Wharf

Plant Breeding Annual Retreat

Please note the location change: We will no longer be meeting at the Monterey Conference Center. We will be meeting at the Monterey Marriott for the entire retreat. On the day of the event, call the Monterey Marriott with questions at: (831) 649-4234


View the 2018 Retreat Agenda Here!

The Plant Breeding Center hosts an annual retreat once a year in December. For the 2018 Annual Retreat we will be convening in Monterey, CA from Monday December 17 - Tuesday December 18th. The retreat will be held at the Monterey Marriott Hotel, and a room block is available at the hotel. Double Rooms (2 queen beds) are $174 + taxes and fees per night. Just mention the Plant Breeding Retreat or click this link to access the room block. A Federal per diem rate of $154 + taxes and fees is available for those who can present a government ID upon check in.

Reserve a room at the general attendee rate here.

Reserve a room at the Federal Per Diem rate here (government employee ID required).

The program for the retreat begins at 12PM on December 17th and end at 12PM on December 18th.
 

Know Before You Go

Please note the location change: We will no longer be meeting at the Monterey Conference Center. We will be meeting at the Monterey Marriott for the entire retreat.

Getting There:

Carpooling:
Parking can be difficult in Monterey. Please use the Google Doc to coordinate carpooling. If you are able to drive others to the event please consider filling out the form to offer your vehicle as a carpool. If you are in need of a carpool to get to the event, fill out the form to connect with others who are able to drive. Find the Google Doc here: http://bit.ly/carpoolpb

Agenda:
Please review the agenda here. Please note, the agenda is subject to change.

Retreat Evaluation Form:
After the retreat, please fill out the evaluation form here: http://bit.ly/PBREvaluation


Things to Do in Monterey with Your Family

The Monterey Marriott is centrally located in downtown Monterey just a few minutes walk to the coast.

Cannery Row

Dali17 - Dali17 is a permanent exhibition of remarkable and unprecedented art, including original etchings, mixed media, lithographs, and rare sculptures by one of the twentieth century’s premier and most celebrated surrealist artists, Spaniard Salvador Dali. The collection includes 557 lithographs and etchings, and 230 originals.

Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Museum of Art - Arrive early to see the Into the Light: California Women Painters exhibit before it ends on December 17th.

Princess Monterey Whale Watching Boat Tour - Last year on December 19th, sightings included: Humpback Whales, Killer Whales (Orcas), Risso’s Dolphins, Common Murres, Brown Pelicans, Sea Nettles and Moon Jellies.

River Road Wine Trail - Current Promotion: Roving River Road Wine Tasting Pass - $55 entitles the bearer to one tasting flight at each of 9 wineries.