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The International Temperate Rice Conference (ITRC) is a global initiative dedicated to bringing temperate rice growing countries together for the discussion, promotion and advancement of research, technology and innovation in the field. This initiative enables information exchange among leading scientists and other stakeholders engaged in sustainable rice production in temperate zones of the globe.


Early Registration (ends March 15): $500.00

Registration from March 16 - May 24: $600.00

Student Registration: $350.00

Registration at the door: $600.00

Guest: $225.00

Southwest Louisiana Rice Tour: (Limited to first 110 registrants): Additional $100/each

Register for the 2024 ITRC

(If you need a letter of invitation to facilitate the acquisition of a visa, please contact Steve Linscombe.)

Hotel Accommodations

Conference Hotel:

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Click here for hotel reservation details

Contact Information

Steve Linscombe.

Steve Linscombe
Meeting Organizer
4156 FM 1340
Mountain Home, Texas, USA 78058
Phone - WhatsApp – 337-296-6858

Conference Schedule

  • 6 pm - Opening Reception

  • Awards Luncheon - 12:00 pm
  • General Session/ Symposia
  • Concurrent Panel Sessions

  • Concurrent Panel Sessions, Student Contest, Closing Session
  • Poster Presentations – All Day

  • Tour of Southwest Louisiana Rice Production & Research

About the 2024 International Temperate Rice Conference (ITRC)

The International Temperate Rice Conference (ITRC) 2024 will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Marriott New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street in the Historic French Quarter, June 5-8, 2024. The meeting will bring together rice scientists and others from around the globe to provide for exchange of information, cooperative planning, and networking to facilitate all aspects of rice research, extension work, supply chain dynamics and all other areas of production. Past meeting locations have included Australia (2), California, Italy, Uruguay, Thailand and Brazil (most recently in 2020). The meeting has grown through the years and includes keynote speakers, symposia, research discipline panels and poster sessions. The research discipline panels include Breeding and Genomics, Plant Protection (Entomology and Pathology), Culture and Soil Science, Weed Science and Postharvest (Economics and Quality). The highlight of the meeting will be a tour of the rice production region of Southwest Louisiana. The Louisiana meeting is being hosted by the Louisiana State University AgCenter and the USA Rice Federation.

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture