Texas plant conservation professionals, researchers, and students are preparing for our biennial meeting in Fort Worth, TX, 14-15 August 2023. This year’s theme is “Seeds & Needs,” chosen based on the recent nationwide refocusing of seed collection efforts for both restoration and conservation.
The Conference Organizing Committee, led this year by Dr. Brooke Best, is working on putting together an excellent meeting. Dan Caudle is designing a thought-provoking workshop regarding best practices for interacting with private landowners. Minnette Marr is preparing to teach community groups how to properly collect seed from common native species for local restoration efforts and landscape design. And we’ve booked keynote speaker Dr. Naomi Fraga from California Botanic Garden to present on state-wide collaborative plant conservation and seed banking efforts in California as a possible model for Texas.
Conference sponsorship supports general hosting expenses, meals and snack breaks, keynote speaker honorarium, hardship assistance, student scholarships, and awards. If you are interested in sponsoring at any level, please visit https://shopbritpress.org/collections/tpcc-2023 and look for the “TPCC 2023-8-Sponsorship” and “Donation” items. All sponsors at the $200 and above level will be acknowledged in all conference materials, including print, website, and social media. Sponsorship deadline is 31 July 2023.
We are currently accepting exhibitor registration. If you are interested in exhibiting your program or products at this meeting to Texas plant conservation professionals from across the state, please register online as an exhibitor. The deadline to register is 15 July 2023, but we have limited exhibitor spaces available and expect to fill them quickly.
Conference organizers wish to encourage wide participation from a diverse audience and will make every attempt to address accessibility needs. If you have specific accessibility concerns, please contact Brooke Best (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are currently accepting abstract submissions. Visit this link to submit a presentation abstract for consideration. You may submit an abstract before registering, but all accepted presentations will require the presenter to register for the conference. Abstract submission deadline is 15 June 2023.
Registration for presenters and general attendees is now open. Please visit this link to register. Note that payment is required for registration. Multiple registrations can be paid for at once, but each attendee will need to register separately. Registration deadline is 15 July 2023.