REGISTER NOW for the International Symposium on Grapevine Epidemic Diseases

22 Feb 2024

On 17 May 2024 the battle against grapevine diseases will be at the forefront of an international symposium jointly organised by the OIV and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) in Austin, Texas (USA).

Register now for the “International Symposium on Grapevine Epidemic Diseases. Pierce’s Disease & Flavescence dorée”. This symposium, slated to be a crucial event for researchers, professionals, and stakeholders in the viticulture sector, will convene to discuss the latest advancements, strategies, and challenges in combatting these significant grapevine diseases. The symposium will take place on Friday 17 May 2024, from 8am to 5pm, in Hotel Sonesta Bee Caves, Austin, Texas. The OIV and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) co-host the event.


The importance of this symposium


In the framework of the International Year of Vine and Wine, the Symposium is aimed to generate an international debate around the phytosanitary, regulatory, economic, and social aspects associated to two major grapevine epidemic diseases, Pierce’s Disease and Flavescence dorée, and to encourage the discussion about the current state and the perspectives for the health and productivity of the vineyards worldwide.


The symposium is organised in the following four sessions:


  • Session 1 - Diseases epidemiology and the impact of climate change


  • Session 2 - Diseases monitoring and control: international standards


  • Session 3 - Diseases monitoring and control: regulatory frames


  • Session 4 – Mitigation strategies and economy impact


A round table entitled "Towards a coordinated international approach" will take place at the end of the symposium to encourage debate about the relevance of collective strategies to face these challenges.


Registration fees


  • General Fee 100 USD


  • Students fee 25 USD 


  • Technical visits 50 USD (each day)


What does your registration include?


This general fee will give you access to the four sessions, one round table, coffee breaks, lunch, wine tasting + closing dinner and networking opportunities with peers and experts.

Students fee will give you full symposium access at Sonesta Bee Caves (does not include off-site networking dinner). 

Participants can register for the symposium here.

Early registration is encouraged to secure your spot.



Optimising your experience: Accommodation guidelines


Details regarding accommodations, transportation, and other logistical arrangements are available here. Participants are encouraged to book accommodations early to ensure availability and secure discounted rates. For more information, please contact


Extend your stay: Technical visits as optional activity


In the framework of the symposium, technical visits will take place on May 16 and May 18 in Texas. The cost of technical visits will be $50 USD per day and includes three technical visits and a lunch. Buses will be supplied for transportation to and from the technical visits. For more information, please click here.


Who can participate?


Researchers and Academics

Viticulturists and Grape Growers

Professionals of the vine and wine sector

Government Officials and Policymakers

Students and Enthusiasts