Annual Retreat

Fisherman's Wharf

Plant Breeding Annual Retreat

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 Conference Center, with a room block across the street at the Monterey Marriott 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. This page will be updated with an agenda soon.

Register here for the 2018 Annual Retreat!


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.