Big thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract to present at the conference! The call for abstracts is now closed. Full abstracts will be available on this page in fall/winter 2017.

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Abstracts from previous conferences are available on the Past Conferences page »

Information for Presenters

(Additional details will be posted here soon)

Abstract Review Process

CNPS is committed to high quality science, thus abstracts will be submitted to a thorough review process. Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Abstracts Team, composed of professionals with extensive experience in plant conservation in academic, government, and private sector occupations.

If your abstract cannot be accommodated as an oral presentation in the themed sessions due to time constraints, you will be notified as soon as possible so that you will have ample time to prepare a poster or elect to give a Lightning Talk.


If your abstract is selected, you will be notified with an acceptance e-mail by October 13, 2017 at the latest.

Conference Registration

All confirmed presenters must register for the conference and are responsible for paying registration fees. Please register by October 31, 2017 to take advantage of early registration rates.


Accepted authors who wish to withdraw must notify the Abstracts Team and chair of their session by November 10, 2017. Because late cancellation excludes others who might have presented, authors who withdraw after this date may be excluded from giving presentations at future CNPS conferences.


All session rooms will be equipped with a computer pre-loaded with your presentation, projector/projection screen, presenter remote, and microphone. PowerPoint presentations will be collected electronically before the conference. Detailed information and instructions will be provided to presenters approximately 2-3 months in advance.

Presentation Time Limits

Oral presentations in themed sessions are limited to 20 minutes, with 15 minutes for presentation and five minutes for questions. Lightning Talks will be strictly limited to five minutes each.