We just received the following announcement from Oregon State University:
On Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 1-5 p.m., Oregon State University will host a meeting to provide the latest information available on the Spotted Wing Drosophila pest which is threatening many fruits grown in California and the Pacific Northwest. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Hotel at the Portland Airport and is open to all interested stakeholders. The session will include updates on research, trapping and monitoring, occurrence and available control measures from the perspectives of Oregon, Washington, and California universities, Oregon Department of Agriculture, USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Lab, and other scientists. A detailed agenda will be available by March 20; information on this pest can be found at http://swd.hort.oregonstate.edu/ where there are links to related Web sites. There will be no registration fee for this meeting.
Directions to the Portland Sheraton are available here.