Student Events

The Conservation Conference will include events specifically designed for students to get to know their peers and professionals in their field, and learn about potential career paths and jobs. Learn about other student opportunities, funding, and ways to get involved »

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Student Luncheon

Saturday, February 3, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at the LAX Marriott

A panel of professional botanists and ecologists will talk about what they do, provide advice on finding jobs, and take questions from the audience. All students attending the conference are encouraged to participate! Please sign up for the luncheon when you register for the conference online before January 14.

You will be given the option to order a lunch when you sign up, or you can select the “Attend Only – No Lunch” option ($0) if you do not wish to order any food. Here are the lunch options available to pre-order:

  • Caesar Salad + chips, $13
  • Turkey Sandwich + chips, $15
  • Veggie Wrap + chips, $15

Student Session

There are many opportunities for students to share research at the Conservation Conference. Students will be presenting in many of the themed conference sessions, including the poster session and students-only Current Research session. Learn more about sessions »

Oral & Poster Presentation Contents

All students presenting are encouraged to participate in the competition for best oral or poster presentation, with cash prizes for the most outstanding presentations in each category. Please share your exciting research for a chance to earn these prizes! To be eligible to win, student presenters should contact Nick Jensen, Student Engagement Team volunteer, at