The 24th International Pepper Conference

November 4–6, 2018
Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Conference Overview

For the past 38 years, the International Pepper Conference has attracted prominent scientists, researchers, breeders, horticulturists, pathologists, entomologists, geneticists, physiologists, virologists, extension agents, seed and chemical company representatives, major processors, growers, and chile pepper aficionados from around the world and is now recognized as the premier venue for the dissemination and exchange of information on Capsicum. The 24th International Pepper Conference will provide numerous opportunities for participants to share up-to-date information and research, and to discuss common concerns with colleagues from around the world. This exchange of information is vital to the continued improvement and international advancement of peppers and we invite you to join us.

We hope you will mark your calendar now and make plans to attend the 24th International Pepper Conference located at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Florida on November 4-6, 2018. I invite you to call on me personally or contact our conference coordinator if you have any questions.

Want to know more? Head over to our Conference Purpose page to get a sneak peak at some potential topics.

Eugene McAvoy

Gene McAvoy, Director
Regional Vegetable Extension Agent IV
UF/IFAS Hendry County Cooperative Extension
Labelle, FL USA  |  Email:

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