18th World Congress of Soil Science
July 9-15, 2006 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
3rd Announcement

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Invitation to 18th World Congress of Soil Science

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the IUSS Officers, we invite you to attend the 18th World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, July 9-15, 2006. The theme of the 18th WCSS is “Frontiers of Soil Science: Technology and the Information Age”. Philadelphia is a superb location for the 18th WCSS. Known as the cradle of democracy, Philadelphia served as the capital of the USA from 1790-1800, and is where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and the U.S. Constitution was written. It is home to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and many other historical attractions. In addition to being one of America’s most historic cities, it is also culturally rich in the arts, being home to the world renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. It is also home to the Franklin Institute Science Museum and The Academy of Natural Sciences. Philadelphia is well located on the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., being only 50 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, about 100 miles south of New York City and 120 miles north of Washington, D.C. Also, nearby are the Chesapeake Bay, Amish country, duPont family museums and gardens in neighboring Delaware, and the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. International and domestic travel to and from Philadelphia is easily accessible by most major airlines. Train service is also available to and from major cities on the East Coast of the U.S.A.

The 18th WCSS will feature plenary sessions, symposia, poster sessions, scientific and technical exhibitions, and working sessions of the IUSS Divisions, Commissions, Working Groups and Standing Committees. Cultural tours/events for accompanying participants and an array of scientific tours throughout the USA are also planned.

We hope you will join us in what promises to be a scientifically and culturally stimulating 18th WCSS.

Donald L. Sparks
IUSS President, 2002-2006

Gary Petersen
IUSS Vice President, 2002-2006

Lee Sommers
Co-chair, Organizing Committee

Larry Wilding
Co-chair, Organizing Committee

Updated: October 15, 12