The Bean Improvement Cooperative holds a biennial meeting at which members and colleagues from a number of diverse disciplines can interact and exchange information on bean improvement. A complete history of past meetings, locations, presidents and membership is provided. The 50th anniversary of the BIC was celebrated in October 2007 in Madison Wisconsin, home of the original meeting of the BIC held in 1959. Details on the 60+ year history of the BIC and the Presidents who served the BIC for the last 60+ years can be found in the pdf files below. The BIC held a very successful meeting in Fargo, North Dakota in early November 2019.

The next BIC biennial meeting will be held virtually November 2nd and 3rd, 2021

Please complete your BIC registration and abstract submission by September 30 at the dedicated website for the virtual meeting: