Conferences and annual meetings are great ways to network with other scientists, researchers, and growers. These venues allow for a meeting place where we can display and discuss our work, and also a great way to learn about current work in our research fields. A few of the QBE lab members are planning to present their work at a number of conferences this summer, namely the American Phytopathological Society (APS) annual meeting in Pasadena, CA, and the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) annual meeting in Portland, OR. Robin Chourdhury, a Melhus award winner, will present his work on the “Epidemiology and Control of Spinach Downy Mildew in Coastal California” at the 2015 APS meeting. The research is a collaboration with Steven T. Koike, Alan Fox, Krishna Subbarao, and Steven J. Klosterman. Christophe Gigot will present his work on “Spatial pattern analysis of the incidence of strawberry angular leaf spot under outdoor growing conditions in California”at the 2015 APS. Christoph’s research involves a collaboration with William Turechek. Kari Arnold will present work on “Assessing the benefits of disease management by interpreting an ecological survey of grapevine viruses when contrasted with “planting booms” at 2015 APS and at ASEV 2015 she will discuss “Interpreting a multi-virus survey and designing and delivering virus sampling protocols for industry-wide benefits”, of these involve collaboration with Monica Cooper and Deborah Golino.