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Texas Plant Conservation Conference 2023

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Now Closed!

We are currently accepting abstract submissions. The deadline for all abstracts is 15 June 2023 (deadline extended to July 1st!). Possible topics include, but are not limited to, research involving conservation of rare and endemic plants, plant biogeography, genetics, demographics, reproduction, population biology, plant ecology, education and outreach activities, land management, and public involvement in plant conservation. 

Presenters may choose between the following types of presentations:

  • Lightning Talks: 5-minute oral presentation; best suited for specific projects with concise research objectives. These abbreviated presentations should not try to present the full methodology and results of a project, but instead provide a concise overview with emphasis on the broader impacts for plant conservation. Lightning Talks will be grouped by theme with each thematic section ending with a group Q and A and discussion. Talks seeking feedback about upcoming projects and ideas, major difficulties, or preliminary results are encouraged. 
  • Innovation Talks: 15-minute oral presentation (including 3 min for questions); best suited for talks discussing new techniques, approaches, tools, networks, or other topics which impact conservation across the state. These talks will be limited in number.
  • Poster Presentations: To be displayed during the day and showcased during the evening poster session on August 14th. Poster presenters are encouraged to deliver a lightning talk about their project as well. Posters may be presented in any language as long as an English abstract is provided on the poster.


Oral Presentations (Innovation and Lightning Talks)

  • Projection system and computer will be provided.
  • Presenters will be required to load their presentation on the computer prior to the start of their assigned session.


Poster Presentations

  • Posters must fit in a 4-ft by 4-ft space.
  • The Organizing Committee will provide necessary supplies to hang the posters.
  • Posters must be set up at the start of the conference on August 14 and be taken down by the end of the conference.


Preparation of Abstracts

  • Indicate your preferred presentation type (Lightning, Innovations, or Poster)
  • List presentation title in English (additional title translations are accepted, but English title must be included at minimum)
  • List author(s) and affiliation(s)
  • If there are multiple authors, indicate the presenting author in the space provided.
  • Use numbers to identify institutional affiliations
  • Abstract in English (250-word limit) to be included in conference program. You may submit a 2nd version of the same abstract in another language if desired)
  • Conference abstracts will be published in the Proceedings of the Texas Plant Conservation Conference at Presenters may submit an expanded abstract (500-word limit) in addition to the program abstract (250-word limit) for inclusion in the Proceedings if desired. 


Questions? Contact Brooke Best and the Conference Organizing Committee at

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 (

Call for Abstracts & Registration

>>>Abstract submission and registration are both closed.

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.


Questions? Please send questions through the contact form below:

Research Team