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Texas Plant Conservation Conference

The Texas Plant Conservation Conference is a professional level meeting including keynotes, concurrent sessions, workshops, posters, and symposia designed to serve scientists, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments, and other professionals with an interest in plant conservation in Texas.

Save the Date!

The Texas Plant Conservation Conference will be held November 5-8, 2014 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. This year's conference is co-hosted by the Wildflower Center, the US Fish and WIldlife Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Conference Goal

  • Foster communication among conservation organizations, agencies, academics and the public about native plant conservation

Conference Features

  • Plenary sessions featuring recognized speakers.
  • Oral and Poster presentations featuring submitted abstracts.
  • Field Trips and Working Groups.
  • Reception and Awards Ceremony.

Who Should Attend?

  • Land management specialists from local, state, and federal agencies, including municipal, regional, state and federal parks.
  • Environmental organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Native Plant Society, Audubon, Land Conservancies, Land Trusts, etc.
  • Researchers and students from State University systems and private colleges.
  • Anyone who has an interest in plant conservation in Texas

Conference Essentials

Summary Schedule

  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - Early Registration, Workshops and Team Meetings.
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Plenary, Exhibitors, Speaker Presentations.
  • Friday, November 7, 2014 - Plenary, Exhibitors, Speaker Presentations.
  • Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Field trips.          

Submit Abstract

All stakeholders are invited and encouraged to present some aspect of their work in a contributed presentation or poster. To submit an abstract, please follow the instructions in the Conference Announcement & Call for Papers. The deadline for receiving abstracts is September 15, 2014. Each contributed presentation or poster requires an abstract.

Field Trips

Plan now to attend one of three Field Trips on Saturday, November 8. Make your selection when you register to attend the conference.

  • Field Trip 1:  Austin Bull Creek (Half day).
  • Field Trip 2:  The Purola Conservation Easement (Half day).
  • Field Trip 3:  The Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk, Austin (Half day)

Conference Registration

Register Online for the 2014 Texas Plant Conservation Conference. Register on or before October 29, 2014 to receive the early registration discount. Registration Fee includes conference snacks and lunches (Nov. 6 & 7) and Evening Reception (Nov.7). Registration after October 29, 2014 will be subjected to an additional $20 fee.

Accomodations

A group discount is available at the La Quinta Inn and Suites Southwest Mopac under the group name TPCC. Deadline for group rate is October 15, 2014.

La Quinta Inn and Suites Southwest Mopac, Austin
4424 Southwest Mopac Expressway
Austin, Texas 78735
512.899.3000

For more accommodation options in and around Austin, go to the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.austintexas.org/ or call 512.474.5171.

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