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Registration for the XII International Vaccinium Symposium is open.

All attendees coming to Canada from another country are urged to determine what their travel requirements will be to enter the country.  The two common requirements are an Electronic Travel Authorization (which costs $7 CAD) or a visitor visa (which costs $100 CAD). If you are a citizen of China, Argentina, Russia or Peru you may need a visitor visa.  Please refer to for more information.

All attendees requiring a visa to enter Canada are urged to apply for their visa as soon as possible. See visit Canada for more information.

​​Registration fees​

Registration is required to attend all the scientific sessions, lunches and coffee breaks. Please note that only fully registered participants will be admitted to the scientific sessions. ​

  Full Student Professional Accompanying persons
Welcome reception X


Admission and participation in the whole scientific program, book of abctract and participant's package X X    

Transportation from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) to the Prince Edward Island Convention Center and return to Halifax, Nova Scotia after meeting adjourns

(NB: Return transportation to Halifax needs to be verified)

X X   X
Lunch and refreshment breaks during three-day scientific program
Printed copy of Acta Horticulturae proceedings X      

Please note that participation in the banquet dinner and/or pre-conference tour requires an additional fee for all participants.

To get the member rate, you must provide your active ISHS  membership number during the online registration process. Please see the information on ISHS membership by visiting ISHS membership and ISHS Young Minds Awards.

A personalized confirmation E-mail will be sent to each participant once payment of the registration fee has been received. Only registered participants will be admitted to the scientific sessions and events. Participants are kindly requested to wear the symposium name badge at all times during the conference for identification and for security reasons. Congress badge will be required to access the lunch hall and coffee breaks.​

Mode of Payment

Please note that the registration fees are in Canadian dollars ($ CAD = $0.76 USD = 0.68 EUR as of July 30, 2019)

  • Credit Card (Amex, Master Card, Visa)
  • Bank cheque (in CAD$)

Cancellation policy

Cancellations are only considered if the symposium secretariat is notified in writing. Please take in consideration the following rules:

  • All refunds will be made after the vaccinium symposium 2020.

Cancellation and refund will be subject to the following conditions;

  • For cancellation received by April, 30 2020: Full registration fee will be refunded, but an administration fee of $70 CAD will be charged.
  •  For cancellation received between May 1 and June 30, 2020: 50% of full registration fees will be refunded.
  •  For cancellation received after July 1, 2020: No refund will be provided.​

As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person prior to April 30, 2020 without incurring a penalty. The secretariat must be advised of any alterations or transfers in writing. Transferring registration after April 30, 2020 will not be possible.​

If you do not attend the symposium without any notice of cancellation, no refund will be given. Refunds will not be possible in the event of missing part of the symposium, the banquet dinner, or the post-conference tour.

​For any further information, you may contact the registration desk at +1.902.893.6666 or by email at

ISHS Member Attendee Fees Deadlines
Early ISHS Member $750.00 April 30, 2020
Regular ISHS Member 
$875.00 June 30, 2020
Late/On site ISHS Member           $1,025.00 July 1, 2020 to On site
Non-Member Attendee Fees Deadlines
Early Non-Member  $950.00  April 30, 2020
Regular Non-Member $1,050.00 June 30, 2020
Late/On site ISHS Non-Member $1,200.00 July 1, 2020 to On site
Student Attendee** Fees Deadlines
Early Student  $375.00 April 30, 2020
Regular Student $450.00 June 30, 2020
Late/On site Student                     $600.00 July 1, 2020 to On site

**Limited number  and subject to approval by the organization. A certificate showing proof of current enrollment status will be required within 1 month of registration.​




Early $250 Before April 30, 2020
$300 May 1 to June 30, 2020
Late/On site $350 July 1 through to On site

Other Attendee



One day non-ISHS member $250 April 30, 2020  to On-site

Preconference 1 day tour



Early $95  April 30, 2020
Regular $100  June 30, 2020
Late $115 July 1  to On site
Additional Fees Fees Deadlines
Banquet (Wednesday, September, 2 2020)    
Early $75 Before April 30, 2020
Regular $85 May 1 to June 30, 2020
Late $100 July 1 though to On site