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Center for Plant Conservation National Meeting

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107   MAP

Join us May 3 – 5, 2018

in Fort Worth, Texas at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Thursday, May 03, 2018 8:00 am to
Saturday, May 05, 2018 2:00 pm

Overview

CPC’s 2018 National Meeting will be at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). BRIT is home to the 9th largest herbarium in the country with almost 1.5 million specimens. BRIT shares its grounds and education programing with the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas. This three-day conference brings together the leaders in plant conservation of the CPC Participating Institutions (PI) to share and learn cutting-edge science and technology used to save plants.

Sessions will include presentations from PI Conservation Officers, and CPC network partners on plant conservation accomplishments and challenges. We will continue updating CPC Best Practices and learn about new tools on the CPC website. Thursday’s Star Award Dinner will be held at BRIT and honor those who demonstrate the concern, cooperation, and personal investment to conserve our imperiled native plants. Saturday’s field trip to the Eagle Mountain Park will showcase local botanical wonders.

Member rates are for any employee of a Participating Institution.

REGISTER NOW

Center for Plant Conservation National Meeting

Botanical Research Institute of Texas,
1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107   MAP

Join us May 3 – 5, 2018

8:00 am Thursday – 2:00 pm Saturday

Overview

CPC’s 2018 National Meeting will be at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). BRIT is home to the 9th largest herbarium in the country with almost 1.5 million specimens. BRIT shares its grounds and education programing with the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas. This three-day conference brings together the leaders in plant conservation of the CPC Participating Institutions (PI) to share and learn cutting-edge science and technology used to save plants.

Sessions will include presentations from PI Conservation Officers, and CPC network partners on plant conservation accomplishments and challenges. We will continue updating CPC Best Practices and learn about new tools on the CPC website. Thursday’s Star Award Dinner will be held at BRIT and honor those who demonstrate the concern, cooperation, and personal investment to conserve our imperiled native plants. Saturday’s field trip to the Eagle Mountain Park will showcase local botanical wonders.

Member rates are for any employee of a Participating Institution.

REGISTER NOW

Highlights for this year’s CPC National Meeting:

On Thursday, May 3, the meetings will be held at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). BRIT is located a few miles west of downtown in the Fort Worth Cultural District, home to world class museums, theaters, greenbelts, and the Will Rogers Memorial Center which hosts the Annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. The meeting will be kicked off with the “State of CPC” presented by CPC leadership. This year’s host, Botanical Research Institute of Texas will share with us their amazing botanical history and programs. The morning session will include updates to CPC Best Practice Guidelines and presentations from Conservations Officers from our Participating Institutions.

Not to be missed – Join us for cocktails and a celebratory dinner on Thursday, May 3, at BRIT for the annual Star Award Dinner, featuring a Keynote Address by Barney L. Lipscomb, Dorothea Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany.

On Friday, May 4, the meeting continues at BRIT with more discussion about CPC Best Practice Guidelines and presentations by conservation officers and network partners. Following the day’s sessions, we will tour the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and enjoy cocktails and dinner at the Gardens Restaurant.

Saturday begins early as we head west to Eagle Mountain Park. The park sits at the heart of the Fort Worth Prairie Ecoregion, a region of thin limestone soils supporting vast expanses of open prairie and a wide array of regional endemic species. The thin, rocky soils of the region are not conducive to farming but are ideal for cattle grazing, giving rise to the unique cow-town culture of Fort Worth. The prairies today are highly threatened due to urban expansion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. We will tour a remnant prairie, explore rare habitats, and experience the breathtaking wildflower displays for which Texas is known.

Speaker

Barney L. Lipscomb, Dorothea Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany, is one of the great treasures of Texas botany. He has co-authored Shinners and Mahler’s Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas, Illustrated Flora of East Texas, and Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas. Barney serves on the Board of Consultants for the North Texas Poison Center in Dallas and has research interests in the application of botany to forensic science. As Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (formerly Sida, Contributions to Botany) as well as the Sida, Botanical Miscellany Series, Barney plays an integral role in disseminating some of the results of the BRIT research staff in our internationally distributed, peer-refereed journals. Barney’s personal taxonomic specialty is the family Cyperaceae, and he has carried out fieldwork in various parts of the U.S., Mexico, and Central America. Barney is an active member of the Council of Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Flora of North America Association, as well as serving as their Treasurer.

Agenda Overview for the 2018 May CPC National Meeting:

May 3, 2018 Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Commons

7:45 a.m. Board bus at hotels or BRIT (Continental Breakfast at BRIT.)
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Check-in and continental breakfast (Commons at BRIT)
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcome to BRIT, Dr. Ed Schneider
8:40 – 8:50 a.m. Welcome Center for Plant Conservation, Peter Raven
8:50 – 9:10 a.m. State of the CPC, John Clark
9:10 – 9:40 a.m. BRIT Program Presentation PRESENTER
9:40 – 10:00 a.m. Updates to CPC Best Practices Guidelines
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Lightning talks (5 min talks)
11:30 – 12:30 a.m. LUNCH
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Small Group Best Practices Guidelines Reviews/ Discussion
1:45 – 2:10 p.m. BREAK
2:10 – 2:55 p.m. Lightning talks (5 min talks)
2:55 – 3:10 p.m. BREAK
3:10 – 4:00 p.m. Lightning talks (5 min talks)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tour of BRIT
5:10 p.m. Board bus to hotels
6:15 p.m Board bus to at BRIT
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner at BRIT Star Awards and Keynote speaker

May 4, 2018 Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Commons

7:45 a.m. Board bus at hotels for BRIT (Continental Breakfast at BRIT.)
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Network discussion/Website Wonders (Katie Heineman)
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. BREAK
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Lightning talks (5 min talks)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Small Group discussion for Best Practices Guidelines
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:00 – 4:10 p.m. Lightning talks (5 min talks)
4:20 p.m. Walking Tour of Fort Worth Botanic Garden Begonia Collection and free time to explore
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner at Gardens Restaurant, Fort Worth Botanic Garden

May 5, 2018 Field Trip to Eagle Mountain Park

8:45 a.m. Board bus at hotel. Lunch will be provided.
1:15 pm Depart Eagle Mountain Park. Return to hotel by 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. Airport shuttle will leave Hampton Inn for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Highlights for this year’s CPC National Meeting:

On Thursday, May 3, the meetings will be held at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). BRIT is located a few miles west of downtown in the Fort Worth Cultural District, home to world class museums, theaters, greenbelts, and the Will Rogers Memorial Center which hosts the Annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. The meeting will be kicked off with the “State of CPC” presented by CPC leadership. This year’s host, Botanical Research Institute of Texas will share with us their amazing botanical history and programs. The morning session will include updates to CPC Best Practice Guidelines and presentations from Conservations Officers from our Participating Institutions.

Not to be missed – Join us for cocktails and a celebratory dinner on Thursday, May 3, at BRIT for the annual Star Award Dinner, featuring a Keynote Address by Barney L. Lipscomb, Dorothea Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany.

On Friday, May 4, the meeting continues at BRIT with more discussion about CPC Best Practice Guidelines and presentations by conservation officers and network partners. Following the day’s sessions, we will tour the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and enjoy cocktails and dinner at the Gardens Restaurant.

Saturday begins early as we head west to Eagle Mountain Park. The park sits at the heart of the Fort Worth Prairie Ecoregion, a region of thin limestone soils supporting vast expanses of open prairie and a wide array of regional endemic species. The thin, rocky soils of the region are not conducive to farming but are ideal for cattle grazing, giving rise to the unique cow-town culture of Fort Worth. The prairies today are highly threatened due to urban expansion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. We will tour a remnant prairie, explore rare habitats, and experience the breathtaking wildflower displays for which Texas is known.

Speaker

Barney L. Lipscomb, Dorothea Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany, is one of the great treasures of Texas botany. He has co-authored Shinners and Mahler’s Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas, Illustrated Flora of East Texas, and Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas. Barney serves on the Board of Consultants for the North Texas Poison Center in Dallas and has research interests in the application of botany to forensic science. As Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (formerly Sida, Contributions to Botany) as well as the Sida, Botanical Miscellany Series, Barney plays an integral role in disseminating some of the results of the BRIT research staff in our internationally distributed, peer-refereed journals. Barney’s personal taxonomic specialty is the family Cyperaceae, and he has carried out fieldwork in various parts of the U.S., Mexico, and Central America. Barney is an active member of the Council of Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Flora of North America Association, as well as serving as their Treasurer.

Agenda Overview for the 2018 May CPC National Meeting:

May 3, 2018 Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Commons

7:45 a.m. Board bus at hotels or BRIT (Continental Breakfast at BRIT.)
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Check-in and continental breakfast (Commons at BRIT)
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcome to BRIT, Dr. Ed Schneider
8:40 – 8:50 a.m. Welcome Center for Plant Conservation, Peter Raven
8:50 – 9:10 a.m. State of the CPC, John Clark
9:10 – 9:40 a.m. BRIT Program Presentation PRESENTER
9:40 – 10:00 a.m. Updates to CPC Best Practices Guidelines
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Lightning talks (5 min talks)
11:30 – 12:30 a.m. LUNCH
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Small Group Best Practices Guidelines Reviews/ Discussion
1:45 – 2:10 p.m. BREAK
2:10 – 2:55 p.m. Lightning talks (5 min talks)
2:55 – 3:10 p.m. BREAK
3:10 – 4:00 p.m. Lightning talks (5 min talks)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tour of BRIT
5:10 p.m. Board bus to hotels
6:15 p.m Board bus to at BRIT
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner at BRIT Star Awards and Keynote speaker

May 4, 2018 Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Commons

7:45 a.m. Board bus at hotels for BRIT (Continental Breakfast at BRIT.)
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Network discussion/Website Wonders (Katie Heineman)
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. BREAK
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Lightning talks (5 min talks)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Small Group discussion for Best Practices Guidelines
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:00 – 4:10 p.m. Lightning talks (5 min talks)
4:20 p.m. Walking Tour of Fort Worth Botanic Garden Begonia Collection and free time to explore
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner at Gardens Restaurant, Fort Worth Botanic Garden

May 5, 2018 Field Trip to Eagle Mountain Park

8:45 a.m. Board bus at hotel. Lunch will be provided.
1:15 pm Depart Eagle Mountain Park. Return to hotel by 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. Airport shuttle will leave Hampton Inn for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Pricing

Member Price – Participating Institution staff and CPC Trustees

Please note: Early Bird pricing ends April 2nd

Activity

Early Bird Price (ends April 2, 2018)

After April 2, 2018 Price 

Full Conference: Star Dinner, Thursday dinner, meeting lunches, and field trip

$300

$325

Full Conference WITHOUT field trip

$275

$300

Conference Only, Thursday, May 3, inc. lunch

$95

$100

Conference Only, Friday, May 4, inc. lunch

$95

$100

Star Dinner Only, Thursday, May 3

$65

$70

Dinner Only, Friday May 4

$60

$65

Field Trip Only, Saturday, May 5

$25

$30

Cancellation Policy

Contact CPC office: 760.796.5686

Non-member Price

Please note: Early Bird pricing ends April 2nd

Activity

Early Bird Price (ends April 2, 2018)

After April 2, 2018 Price 

Full Conference: Star Dinner, Thursday dinner, meeting lunches, and field trip

$315

$340

Full Conference WITHOUT field trip

$285

$305

Conference Only, Thursday, May 3, inc. lunch

$100

$110

Conference Only, Friday, May 4, inc. lunch

$100

$110

Star Dinner Only, Thursday, May 3

$70

$75

Dinner Only, Friday May 4

$65

$70

Field Trip Only, Saturday, May 5

$30

$35

Cancellation Policy

Contact CPC office: 760.796.5686

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Travel and Hotel Information

Fort Worth is served by two international airports, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), which is about 25 miles to the East in the suburbs between Dallas and Fort Worth, and Dallas Love Field (DAL) which is about 35 miles to the East in North Dallas. Most major airlines fly into DFW, while Love Field is only serviced by Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, and Virgin America. Be sure to indicate which airport you are traveling from when making transportation arrangements.

Transportation to the hotel from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): Uber/Lyft is around $28 – $36, Taxi is around $50, and the shared ride SuperShuttle is $17. The Trinity Railway Express runs from the airport to the downtown Fort Worth Station Monday-Saturday for $2.50. Board the Remote South busses at the designated stops in the terminal. You will then board busses to the CentrePort /DFW Airport Station. Take the westbound TRE from the CentrePort station to the downtown Fort Worth station (second to last stop). The hotel is about 1 block from the station.

Transportation to the hotel from the Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL): Uber/Lyft is around $37 – $48, Taxi is around $64, and the shared ride SuperShuttle is $38. The DART railway runs from the airport to the downtown Fort Worth Station Monday-Saturday for $5.00 (purchase the regional pass). Board the Love Link 524 Bus in the lower level of the airport. This will take you to the Inwood/Love Field Station where you will board the southbound Orange Line to Victory Station. Board the westbound TRE to the downtown Fort Worth station (second to last stop). The hotel is about 1 block from the station.

All attendees should make their own arrangement to get to hotel.
Shuttles from hotel to meetings and field trip are included in conference registration.
Hotel Parking: $20/day self-parking. Metered street parking is available on Calhoun and Jones St. south of the hotel for $3 per day.
BRIT Parking: Parking at BRIT is free.

CPC has reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 1001 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas. Room rates, if booked by April 2 are $189 per night plus taxes and fees. For the group rate, use this link to book your hotel. CPC Meeting at Hampton Inn & Suites.

PI Presentations

BEFORE April 10, 2018, we ask Conservation Officers and Network Partners to submit abstracts to Joyce Maschinski for their 5-minute presentations at jmaschinski@saveplants.org. We will have to limit presentations to 1 per institution.

This year we ask that your presentation entail a story about one of five aspects of plant conservation to coincide with the updated CPC Best Practices Guidelines. The five aspects are: 1) Seeds (collection, processing, or storage), 2) Genetics (choices related to sampling during collection, collection maintenance, or reintroduction), 3) Reintroduction, 4) Public Outreach, or 5) Data Sharing. These presentations are part of our ongoing initiative to make CPC Best Practice Guidelines updated, interesting, and more accessible to newcomers to plant conservation. Please organize your presentation to encompass a beginning, middle, and end: 1) What you set out to accomplish; 2) What challenge(s) you faced; and 3) How you resolved the challenge. We look forward to seeing your great graphics and photos! Some expert tips for your lightning talks: Think about something you tried that didn’t work at first, how you altered your methods to make it finally work, and what someone else could take away from your experience. Start with an outline and write a script. Spend roughly 1/4 of the time in the beginning, 1/2 of the time in the middle, and 1/4 in the end. Practice, practice, practice. Although everyone will be allotted 5 minutes for his/her presentation, if you are up to the challenge, try doing your presentation in less than 2 minutes while speaking at a normal pace: 0:30 – 0:45 beginning / 1:00 – 1:30 middle / 0:30 – 0:45 end. This might take some practice. The general rule is one/half page of text will be 2 minutes. (FYI, this paragraph of 265 words took Joyce 2 minutes to read.)

This year, with your permission, CPC will record sound and video for presentations. Please know that this is an experiment for all of us. It is our hope that content of your presentation will contribute to the CPC Best Practice Guidelines, although the final format may be changed before it goes public.

Contact Info

Joyce Maschinski: jmaschinski@saveplants.org
John Clark: jclark@saveplants.org
Kim Taylor: ktaylor@brit.org
Ann-Cathrin Howard: ahoward@saveplants.org
Maureen Wilmot: mwilmot@saveplants.org

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