CPC at the San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
May 2-3, 2024
Save the Date for the 2024 National Meeting!
The Center for Plant Conservation is thrilled to host the 2024 National Meeting May 2-3, 2024 with sessions taking place at both the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park in collaboration with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance—a CPC Participating Institution and the host institution for CPC’s National Office headquarters.
For 40 years, CPC and its ever-growing network of Conservation Partners have been at the forefront of botanical breakthroughs—pioneering scientific research and techniques, utilizing cutting-edge technologies and methodologies, and innovating solutions and best practices—all to advance our shared mission to save rare and endangered plants from extinction. This year’s meeting theme, Conservation Innovation: Harnessing Technology to Advance Rare Plant Conservation, celebrates CPC’s milestone 40th anniversary and our network’s innovative spirit that drives our collective conservation efforts and success stories.
Presentation sessions will include updates from the CPC National Office on network-wide initiatives, plus lightning talks from CPC network partners on plant conservation research, accomplishments and challenges, and future initiatives. We welcome both Institutional and Individual Conservation Partners to submit presentation abstracts centered on this year’s theme of Conservation Innovation: Harnessing Technology to Advance Rare Plant Conservation. We encourage prospective presenters to submit abstract proposals that highlight the use of new or evolving technologies and methodologies in your rare plant conservation projects and research; ways your institution has developed and innovated conservation initiatives both over time and looking to the future; or topics that otherwise adhere to the conference theme.
Abstract proposals can be submitted at the time of registration which will launch in early 2024.
Post-meeting Field Trip
Join CPC and the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA) to visit several coastal sites that are home to two of San Diego’s critically imperiled plant species–Torrey Pine (Pinus torreyana ssp. torreyana) and Shortleaf dudleya (Dudleya brevifolia)–and learn about the collaborative conservation efforts underway to preserve these species. Conference attendees will have the option to join this field trip experience following the National Meeting on Saturday, May 4. More details coming soon.
Note: registration for the field trip will be first come, first served as space is limited.
Board of Trustees Meeting
CPC’s Board of Trustees meeting will take place the Wednesday before the CPC National Meeting on May 1, 2024. Board Members will have the opportunity to join the field trip on Saturday May 4, 2024.
Presentation Abstracts Due and Early Bird Registration Ends.
Last Day for In-person Registration. We recommend in-person registration during the early bird window to secure a spot in our hotel block.
National Meeting Activities Begin. Conference sessions take place Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. The post-meeting field trip will take place Saturday, May 4.