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ROOTING TOGETHER

Restoring Connections to Plants, Place & People

The 2022 CNPS Conference is taking on an essential topic: How do we restore our connections to plants, place and people? We invite you to be part of the conversation and the effort to celebrate, protect and restore California’s plants—and everything connected to them.

SAVE THE DATE

OCT 20-22, 2022

Workshops & Field Trips
October 18-19

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
DoubleTree by
Hilton San Jose

CNPS Conference

When you save native plants, you save everything else. It takes a diverse community and many disciplines to do so.

Together, we’ll explore how a deeper understanding of shared work today will lead to a better tomorrow for California’s native plants and everything connected to them. We acknowledge the diverse voices and disciplines that care, research and celebrate native plants. At our 2022 Conference, we strive to make a welcoming, accessible space for all.

Conference Highlights

  • Over 800 attendees
  • Inspiring keynote speakers
  • Two days of workshops and field trips
  • Over 300 presenters across four tracks: conservation, plant science, horticulture and education
  • Associated meeting opportunities
  • Special student session
  • Art, poetry, music and photography
  • Networking events

COVID-19: As California continues its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, CNPS remains committed to keeping our communities safe in accordance with the latest federal, state and local health guidelines.

PROGRAMMING TO NOURISH EVERYONE

The 2022 CNPS Conference will offer opportunities to connect, learn and share around California’s native plants—and the diverse communities that depend on them. Presenters will include conservationists, scientists, horticulturalists, educators, researchers, outdoor enthusiasts, culture keepers and more. Together, we’ll explore how a deeper understanding of shared work today will lead to a better tomorrow for California’s native plants, through programming centered on four specific tracks:

Plant Science

PLANT SCIENCE

Plant science provides a crucial framework for how we investigate and understand native plant communities and their habitats. This track offers a settings to discover and share ideas, research, methods and tools at the forefront of this dynamic field.

Conservation

CONSERVATION

This track invites planners, data scientists, land managers, advocates and more to discuss the complex past, present and future of California’s native plant conservation efforts.

Horticulture

HORTICULTURE

At the heart of people-plant connections, this track is for growers, horticulturalists, landscapers, architects, city officials and others interested in the future of California’s burgeoning native horticultural sector.

Education

EDUCATION

An ideal track for environmental educators, naturalists, interpreters, advocates and others fostering a love of biodiversity, ethic of conservation and deep connection to place.

Become a Conference sponsor or exhibitor!

Support the native plant movement and bridge your brand
with passionate audiences at the same time!

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Please join us in thanking our major sponsors for making this year’s event possible!

Giant Sequoia

esri

Valley Oak

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Manzanita

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
ESA
Moulton Niguel Water District
Sacramento Valley Chapter of CNPS

White Sage

H.T. Harvey & Associates Ecological Consultants
East Bay Municipal Utility District

California Poppy

Westervelt Ecological Services
Helix Environmental Planning
Jepson Herbarium

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