The Conservation Conference provides many opportunities for learning and sharing information about conservation science, plant science, policy, and more. Explore the interactive online program now!

Throughout this section, keep an eye out for the following icons identifying themed conference tracks:

Conf18_track_conservation Conservation     Conf18_track_science Plant Science     Conf18_track_horticulture Horticulture

Scientific Sessions

Three days of concurrent sessions will include talks on vegetation classification and mapping, rare plant science, horticulture, invasive species management, conservation tools and trends, native plant landscaping, restoration, bryophytes, laws and regulations, climate change, plant and wildlife relationships, plant pathogens, and more! Session topics, chairs, & schedule »

Pre-Conference Workshops

Two days of pre-conference workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 30-31, offer skills-based training for professionals, including time in the classroom and/or hands-on learning in the field. Special workshops for CNPS chapters and members are also offered. Our negotiated room rates at the LAX Marriott are available during pre-conference events, so you can come join us early and get registered and settled in before the crowds! Pre-conference workshops »


The Conservation Conference will include an inspiring opening plenary speaker on Thursday morning, and closing plenary speaker(s) on Saturday afternoon. Past conferences have also included a speaker at the Friday Banquet. Plenary speakers »