Please register (free of charge) to take part in the conference online, and then you may submit an abstract for oral talks, lightning fast talks, and posters. Step-by-step instructions for registering can be found here (Opens PDF - use the back button on your browser to return to this page).  Virginia Cooperative Extension utilizes Canvas (online learning management platform) to offer this online program. After registering for this program, you will receive a registration confirmation email with detailed instructions for accessing the Canvas conference site “SPES-NCSS-01”. If you don't see a confirmation email, be sure to check your spam or junk folder. Then you may submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.


You will use the Canvas conference site throughout the conference to access the agenda, gain access to the Zoom (online video-conference software) links, and view other details about the conference. Registration deadline is June 15, 2020, but space for presentations will fill up fast so please be proactive. We encourage you to extend this invitation to other persons and agencies you think might be interested in soil survey in the Northeastern United States.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Virginia NRCS, the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, and Virginia Cooperative Extension welcome you to the 2020 Northeast Region (virtual) National Cooperative Soil Survey Conference meeting.


The National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) is a nationwide partnership of Federal, regional, State, and local agencies and private entities and institutions. This partnership works to cooperatively investigate, inventory, document, classify, interpret, disseminate, and publish information about soils. NCSS standards are common or shared procedures that enhance technology transfer, data sharing, and communications among soil survey participants.

Important Details

Dates: June 22 – 24, 2020

Times: 8:00am – 5:00pm (with breaks)

Location: Online Zoom Sessions through Canvas Course (SPES-NCSS-01)

Registration open until June 15. Abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible.


If you have any questions about this conference or the registration process, please contact John Galbraith at john.galbraith@vt.edu or call or text to 540-392-1184. For other program detail questions please contact John David Harper, State Soil Scientist, Phone: 804-287-1647, FAX: 804-287-1736, E-mail: john.harper@va.usda.gov.


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