Registration is live for the 2023 CPC National Meeting taking place May 4-6! This year’s meeting will again feature a hybrid format, with both in-person and online presentation sessions highlighting the theme of “On the Horizon: Looking to the Future of Plant Conservation.” In-person sessions will be held at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and will be live streamed and recorded for later viewing on the virtual conference platform. Virtual attendees will also have access to pre-recorded presentation content and virtual breakout sessions.
Attendees will hear exciting updates from CPC’s network of conservation partners about their projects and research that will help advance rare plant conservation both now and into the future during 5-minute lightning talk presentations. You’ll also learn about initiatives spearheaded by the CPC National Office that support our network’s shared mission to Save Plants from extinction.
In addition to lightning talks from the CPC network, the National Meeting will include a Special Symposium from the Global Conservation Consortia for Oaks, Magnolias, and Cycads. Institutional and Individual Conservation Partners are invited to submit abstracts for presentation sessions highlighting this year’s theme. Presentation abstracts are due and early bird registration ends on March 15th. With our hybrid format, we are offering opportunities for both in-person and online oral presentations, as well as poster presentations.
In person attendees may journey with CPC and Desert Botanical Garden to the Verde Valley for a post-meeting field trip on Saturday, May 6, where we’ll visit three sites that are home to two of the four known pre-contact domesticated agaves grown by the Sinagua peoples.
The National Meeting will also include a Rare Plant Photo Contest and a Botanical Art Contest, both with cash prizes! Contests are open to both virtual and in-person attendees. Submissions to the Botanical Art Contest will be accepted here until March 9th: https://saveplants.org/botanical-art-contest/