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Become a National Meeting Underwriter

Plants are essential to life on Earth. But, one in five plant species world-wide are threatened with extinction.

From ferns to cacti, 4,400 of these threatened plants are in the United States and Canada.

The Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) is a one-of-a-kind network of conservation partners, collectively known as CPC Participating Institutions (PIs). Now including more than 60 institutions – both big and small, that collaboratively work to save the rare and endangered plants of the United States and Canada. CPC PIs maintain the CPC National Collection of Endangered Plants. To ensure that all are using the best and most up-to-date means possible to Save Plants, eachyear, CPC convenes a meeting of its Participating Institutions. More than 100 of the leading plant conservation professionals in the world from botanical organizations come together for this three-day conference to share, learn, and  create the cutting-edge science and  technology used to save rare and endangered flora.

In order to keep the cost of registration affordable for all our partners, we rely on the generosity of individuals and corporations to underwrite some of the expenses associated with hosting these important meetings.

We invite you to support plant conservation by underwriting our National Meeting.

Please see opportunities on the next page. We are always open to discuss other ideas as well.

In 2020, the National Meeting will be held at the Denver Botanic Garden.  

Denver Botanic Gardens is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. The Gardens’ living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado’s semi-arid climate. This dynamic, 24-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city offers unforgettable garden experiences as well as programming for all ages, plant conservation research programs and world-class art exhibitions. Denver Botanic Gardens strives to entertain and delight while spreading the collective wisdom of the Gardens through outreach, collaboration and education.

QUESTIONS? Contact: Maureen Wilmot, mwilmot@saveplants.org, 760.738.5070

Sign up as an underwriter. Begin by selecting underwriting level:

$3000 Level:

Underwrite the coffee break; lightening talks; or the field trip

All participating underwriters will be acknowledged at the meeting through the following:

  • Press Release acknowledgement
  • Logo on signage at event sites
  • Information sheet on company in National Meeting packet
  • Logos and company website link included on Center for Plant Conservation website
  • COFFEE BREAK Underwriting: Company signage at coffee break table at the Lightening Talks
  • LIGHTENING TALKS Underwriting: Logo and recognition on media presentation during Lightening Talks
  • FIELD TRIP Underwriting: Company logo added to box lunches during field trip

$5000 Level

Underwrite the lunch or the cocktail party

All participating underwriters will be acknowledged at the meeting through the following:

  • Press Release acknowledgement
  • Logo on signage at event sites
  • Information sheet on company in National Meeting packet
  • Logos and company website link included on Center for Plant Conservation website
  • LUNCH underwriting: Company signage at lunch buffet table
  • CPC COCKTAIL PARTY underwriting: Company signage at CPC cocktail party bar

$10,000 Level

Underwrite the Star Awards Dinner

All participating underwriters will be acknowledged at the meeting through the following:

  • Press Release acknowledgement
  • Logo on signage at event sites
  • Information sheet on company in National Meeting packet
  • Logos and company website link included on Center for Plant Conservation website
  • STAR AWARDS DINNER Underwriting: Announcement of company’s support at Star Awards Dinner and logo on media presentation

2019 National Meeting Highlights

Our 2019 National Meeting was held at the Chicago Botanic Garden, who shared with us their amazing conservation science programs. The meeting featured: a keynote address by Dr. Daniel Ballesteros Bargues, Tree Seed Science Research Fellow for Europe, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew; presentations from our Participating Institutions conservation officers and network partners; beta-testing online resources; tours of the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Morton Arboretum.

VIEW 2019 National Meeting Highlights

2018 National Meeting Highlights

The 2018 National Meeting was held at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) in Fort Worth, Texas. Ed Schneider, executive director of BRIT, along with his capable and enthusiastic team, helped us convene one of the most successful national meetings in CPC’s history. In attendance were over 80 plant conservation professionals representing more than 40 CPC Participating Institutions. Additionally, we had representatives from several Texas local, regional, and national organizations in attendance as guests of our host institution BRIT.

In all, nearly 40 presentations were given covering the breadth of current plant conservation science, from in-the-field efforts to seed storage science to conservation genetics.

VIEW 2018 National Meeting Highlights